Federal Trade Commission v. Consumer Defense LLC et al, No. 2:2018cv00030 - Document 51 (D. Nev. 2018)

Court Description: ORDER Granting 39 Verified Petition for Permission to Practice Pro Hac Vice for Attorney JD Lauritzen for American Home Loan Counselors, American Home Loans, LLC, Consumer Defense Group, LLC, Consumer Defense LLC, Consumer Defense, LLC, Consumer Link Inc, Brown Legal, Inc, FMG Partners, LLC, Jonathan P. Hanley, Sandra X Hanley, Zinly, LLC and approving Designation of Local Counsel Gregory Miles. Signed by Judge James C. Mahan on 2/14/2018. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - MR)
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Federal Trade Commission v. Consumer Defense LLC et al Doc. 51 4 ti UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF NEVADA 7 8 9 FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION Plaintiff(s), 10 11 12 vs. CONSUMER DEFENSE, LLC,et al, 13 Defendant(s). 14 ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Case / 2:18-cv-00030-GMN-PAL VERIFIED PETITION FOR PERMISSION TO PRACTICE IN THIS CASE ONLY BY ATTORNEY NOT ADMITTED TO THE BAR OF THIS COURT AND DESIGNATION OF LOCAL COUNSEL FILING FEE IS $250.00 15 JD Lauritzen name of petitioner) ( 16 17 That Petitioner is an attorney at law and a member of the law firm of 1. 18 Christensen & Jensen, P.C. (firm name) 19 0 2 801-323-5000 area code + telephone number) ( 24 . 2 6 2 27 28 Utah state) ( Salt Lake City city) ( 22 25 257 East 200 South, Suite 1100 (street address) with offices at 21 23 , Petitioner, respectfully represents to the Court: , , 841 1 1 (zip code) ,id.lauritzen@chrisjen.com (Email address) That Petitioner has been retained personally or as a member of the law firm by See Exhibit A attached [client(s)] to provide legal representation in connection with the above-entitled case now pending before this Court. Rev. 5/16 Dockets.Justia.com 3 October 16, 2012 , Petitioner has been and presently is a date) ( Utah member in good standing of the bar of the highest Court of the State of state) ( where Petitioner regularly practices law. Petitioner shall attach a certificate from the state bar or 4 from the clerk of the supreme court or highest admitting court of each state, territory, or insular 5 possession of the United States in which the applicant has been admitted to practice law certifying 1 2 3. That since the applicant's membership therein is in good standing. 7 4. That Petitioner was admitted to practice before the following United States District 8 Courts, United States Circuit Courts of Appeal, the Supreme Court of the United States and Courts 9 of other States on the dates indicated for each, and that Petitioner is presently a member in good 10 standing of the bars of said Courts. Date Admitted I1 Court 12 U.S. District Court, District of Utah October 16, 2012 13 Tenth Circuit Court Bar Number January I, 2013 14237 14 15 16 17 18 19 5. That there are or have been no disciplinary proceedings instituted against petitioner, 20 nor any suspension of any license, certificate or privilege to appear before any judicial, regulatory 21 or administrative body, or any resignation or termination in order to avoid disciplinary or 22 disbarment proceedings, except as described in detail below: 23 None 24 25 26 27 28 2 Rev. 5/16 6. 1 That Petitioner has never been denied admission to the State Bar of Nevada. (Give 2 particulars if ever denied admission): 3 None 4 5 6 7 7. That Petitioner is a member of good standing in the following Bar Associations. Utah State Bar 8 9 10 II 12 8. Petitioner has filed application(s) to appear as counsel under Local Rule IA 11-2 formerly LR IA 10-2) during ( Date of Application the past three (3) years in the following matters: (State "none" if no applications.) Title of Court Administrative Body or Arbitrator Cause 13 14 Was Application Granted or Denied None 15 16 17 18 (If necessary, please attach a statement of additional applications) 19 20 9, Petitioner consents to the jurisdiction of the courts and disciplinary boards of the 21 State of Nevada with respect to the law of this state governing the conduct of attorneys to the same 22 extent as a member of the State Bar of Nevada. 23 24 25 26 10. Petitioner agrees to comply with the standards of professional conduct required of the members of the bar of this court. 1 1. Petitioner has disclosed in writing to the client that the applicant is not admitted to practice in this jurisdiction and that the client has consented to such representation. 27 28 3 Rev. 5/16 That Petitioner respectfully prays that Petitioner be admitted to practice before this Court 2 FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS CASE ONLY. 3 4 STATE OF Utah COUNTY OF Salt Lake 5 6 JD Lauritzen 8 , Petitioner, being first duly sworn, deposes and says: That the foregoing statements are true. 9 ner's signature 10 Subscribed and sworn to before me this 11 day of Re. rKai h:3 ,0 Notary Public•State of MO 12 VANESSA DYBAS Commission #696121 My commission Explroa July 20, 2021 13 Notary P or Clerk of Court 1' 14 15 16 DESIGNATION OF RESIDENT ATTORNEY ADMITTED TO THE BAR OF THIS COURT AND CONSENT THERETO. 17 Pursuant to the requirements of the Local Rules of Practice for this Court, the Petitioner 18 Gregory A. Miles ( name of local counsel) Attorney at Law, member of the State of Nevada and previously admitted to practice before the believes it to be in the best interests of the client(s) to designate 19 20 above-entitled Court as associate resident counsel in this action. The address and email address of 21 said designated Nevada counsel is: 22 1 522 W. Warm Springs Road,# 100 (street address) 23 24 25 26 Nevada ( state) Henderson ( city) 702-471-6777 ( area code + telephone number) , 89014 , (zip code) gm iles@royalm i leslaw.com ( Email address) 27 28 4 Rev. 5/16 1 By this designation the !petitioner and undersigned party(ies) agree that this designation constitutes agreement and authorization for the designated resident admitted counsel to sign stipulations binding on all of us. APPOINTMENT OF DESIGNATED RESIDENT NEVADA COUNSEL Gregory A. Miles (name of local counsel) his/her/their Designated Resident Nevada Counsel in this case. The undersigned party(ies) appoint(s) 8 9 10 ( party's signature) 11 See Attached type or print party name, title) ( 12 13 party's signature) ( 14 15 type or print party name, title) ( 16 17 CONSENT OF DESIGNEE The undersigned hereby consents to serve as associate resident Nevada counsel in this case. 18 19 20 Designated Resident Nevada Counsel's signature 21 4336 Bar number gmiles©royalmileslaw,com Email address 22 23 APPROVED: 24 25 day 2018. Dated: February 14, of this ,20 26 UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 27 28 5 Rev, 5/16 CONSUMER DEFENSE,LLC By Jonathan Hanley, Managing Member CONSjaviE ZINLY, LLC By JonatiJafi P. Hanley, Managing Member INK,INC. e / /e , BY Jonadlan P. Hanley, Managing Member A MERICAN HOME LOAN COUNSELORS /•/ By Jonathan P. Hanky/Managing Member AMERICAN HOME LOANS,LLC By JonathanP. Hanley, Managing Member CONSUMER DEFENSE GROUP,LLC f /k/a MODIFICATION REVIEW BOARD, LLC By Jonathan P. Hanley, Managing Member BROWN LEGAL,LLC By Jonathan P. Hanley, Managing Member CONSUMER DEFENSE,LLC By Jonathan P. Hanky, Managing Member FMG PARTNERS,LLC By Jonathan P. Manley, Managing Member Jonatbati P. Hanky Sandra X. Hanl EXHIBIT A to Verified Petition Petitioner has been retained to represent he following defendants: Consumer Defense, LLC Consumer Link, Inc. A merican Home Loan Counselors American Home Loans, LLC Consumer Defense Group, LLC filth' Modification Review Board, LLC Consumer Defense, LLC Brown Legal, Inc. FMG Partners, LLC Zinley, LLC Jonathan P. Hanley Sandra X. Hanley Utah State Bar® 645 South 200 East, Suite 310 • Salt Lake City, Utah 84111-3834 Telephone: 801-531-9077 • Fax: 801-531-0660 http://www.utahbar.org John C. Baldwin Executive Director *This document expires 60 days from the date of issuance* Board of Bar Commissioners John R. Lund President Parsons Behle & Latimer Salt Lake City February 12, 2018 H. Dickson Burton President-elect TraskBritt Salt Lake City . S Grace Acosta Lewis Hansen Law Firm Salt Lake City John W. Bradley Utah Attorney General's Office Ogden Steven R. Burt, AIA Public Member Entelen Design Build Salt Lake City Kate A. Conyers Salt Lake Legal Defenders Assoc. Salt Lake City Heather M. Farnsworth M atch & Farnsworth Salt Lake City Mary Kay Griffin, CPA Public Member Mayer Hoffman McCann Salt Lake City To Whom It May Concern: Re: CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING for JOHN D. LAURITZEN This is to certify that JOHN D. LAURITZEN, Utah State Bar No. 14237, sat or f and successfully passed the Utah State Bar examination and was admitted to practice law in Utah on October 16,2012. Mr. Lauritzen is currently an ACTIVE member of the Utah State Bar in good standing. "Good standing" is defined as a lawyer who is current in the payment of all Bar licensing fees, has met mandatory continuing legal education requirements, if applicable, and is not disbarred, presently on probation, suspended, or has not resigned with discipline pending, from the practice of law in this state. Liisa A. Hancock Jeffs & Jeffs Provo Mark 0. Morris Snell & Wilmer Salt Lake City Michelle Mumford Attorney at Law Salt Lake City Elizabeth A. Wright General Counsel Utah State Bar Herm Olsen Hillyard Anderson & Olsen Logan Cara M. Tangaro Tangaro Law Firm Salt Lake City Heather L. Thuet Christensen & Jensen Salt Lake City Kristin K. Woods Attorney at Law St. George Serving the public. Working for justice.