Through the "Advisory Council", Hiscock & Barclay's attorneys are advising the very judges that they appear and do business in front of, secret membership "Inns of Court" where they appoint judges as officers and wine and dine them while litigating - and winning, of course - cases in front of them.
Hiscock & Barclay also had on its payroll New York Senator Breslin, brother of the Supervising Judge of criminal courts in the 3rd Judicial District, the Albany judge Thomas A. Breslin.
New York Senator Neil Breslin, while working as a private attorney for Hiscock & Barclay (who now continues to work for the newly merged mammoth Barclay Damon), and while Hiscock & Barclay's partner John Casey was planted in the attorney disciplinary committee weeding out his firm's competitors and hiring or being hired by high-ranking well-connected attorneys turned in for investigation, has sponsored a self-serving bill that helped strengthen attorney monopoly for legal representation in New York, elevating unauthorized practice of law from misdemeanor to a felony - while failing to define what the heck the practice of law actually is, thus violating the ancient principle of even Roman law "no punishment without the law" (and the due process notice requirement of the U.S. Constitution, 14th Amendment).
I wrote that Hiscock & Barclay has planted its partner John Casey (who now left Barclay Damon for his new stint Casey Cabaniss) into the New York 3rd Department Commission for Professional discipline for attorneys where the partner rescued three attorneys referred for investigation and prosecution:
- M. Cornelia Cahill, wife of Chief Judge of New York Court of Claims Richard Sise, daughter-in-law of Judge Robert Sise whose Court of Claims position on the bench her husband inherited, and sister-in-law to judge Joseph Sise who also became a judge, of Montgomery County Supreme Court (his father was a judge of the Montgomery County Children's Court) - John Casey, as partner in Hiscock & Barclay, hired her instead of disbarring her, as a member of Attorney disciplinary committee of the 3rd Department, for stealing over $300,000 (at least) from public schools in benefits by claiming that she was an employee of the school system, while she was a member of a law firm representing the school system as a contractor;
- Robert Harlem, former Otsego County Supreme Court judge, and former Chief Administrative Judge of the 6th Judicial District; and his son attorney Richard Harlem - who were referred to be disbarred by Assistant New York State Attorney General Mary Walsh for practicing law on the bench (judge Harlem), concealing it from the court, and as to Richard Harlem, aiding and abetting his father in practicing law on the bench, defrauding the court and defrauding a multi-million dollar estate of a lonely woman that Judge Harlem befriended while on the bench; instead of prosecuting and disbarring these attorneys, Hiscock & Barclay undertook their representation against another complainant about them Frederick J. Neroni, and brought disciplinary proceedings against Mr. Neroni and his wife and attorney, opposing Hiscock & Barclay in proceedings representing the Harlems (subjects of disciplinary investigation by Hiscock's partner Casey), which resulted in taking law licenses of both "offending complainants" hurting Hiscock's high-standing clients.