Assault

When Lawyers and Judges Assault Process Servers

By June 11, 2013 One Comment

One of the top news stories this week in the process service industry is the case of the Texas judge who pulled a gun on a process server and later had him arrested on false charges.

For the number of individuals who are served on a yearly basis, those encounters with attorneys and judges which escalate to such extreme situations are rare but not unheard of.  Take a look at these cases over the past few years which have involved instances of accused or confirmed charges of assault by judges or attorneys:

Illinois state attorney commits aggravated assault against process server

Allen James was committed of aggravated assault against a process server who attempted to serve him a summons and was suspended from practicing law for four months.

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Judge candidate accused of assaulting a process server

Michael Rowan, a candidate for Davidson County General Sessions judge, was accused of physically assaulting a court process server while being served a civil suit.

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Santa Ana lawyer arrested for suspicion of assaulting process server

Ralph Gibson Pagter Jr., a Santa Ana lawyer, was arrested for trying to stab a process server who was serving him with civil court papers with a large hunting knife.

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Know of any more cases involving lawyers or judges? Let us know below.

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