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Template:Active This article is here as a reference to scientology lawyers and their abuses of the legal system. The list is compiled to determine if there is sufficient reason to pursue disbarment or censure of the lawyers who launch lawsuits for the cult to harrass critics. As well, we hope to determine the legality of sending out Cease and Desist (C&D) letters to Anonymous protesters in an attempt to intimidate and silence critics.

Scientology's view on legal proceedings[]

"The only way to defend anything is to attack, and if you ever forget that, then you will lose every battle you are ever engaged in, whether it is in terms of personal conversation, public debate or a court of law.... The purpose of the suit is to harass and discourage rather than to win. The law can be used very easily to harass, and enough harassment on somebody who is simply on the thin edge anyway, well knowing that he is not authorized,will generally be sufficient to cause his professional decease. If possible, of course, ruin him utterly." -- L. Ron Hubbard, A MANUAL ON THE DISSEMINATION OF MATERIAL, 1955[1]

Kendrick Moxon[]


Video of Moxon[]

Moxon threatens AngryGayPope with a lawsuit[]

This video has been removed from youtube several times due to a complaint made by the legal offices of Moxon and Kobrin. Within the first 2 minutes of this video you can see Moxon threaten to sue AGP if he does not stop protesting. It is illegal for a lawyer to threaten to sue someone in this manner.

Moxon in the news[]

C&D letters[]

Lawyers and law firms[]

Wilson, Ryan & Campilongo[]

Andrew Wilson signed many of the Cease and Desist letters sent to Anonymous protesters in California. He is a long time attorney for Scientology, first signing on to "defend a church-hired investigator accused of defaming a former Scientologist who started a competing group." (Scientology vs Erhard)

"I consider [Scientology] to be a valued client, and they'll get the best that I can do." - Mixing Lawyers and Cults, California Lawyer , June 1, 1992, p.22, 24. [2]

Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky & Lieberman[]

F. Wallace Pope, Jr.[]


F. Wallace Pope, Jr.

Signed and sent C&D letters to Anonymous protestors in the Tampa Bay area and even as far West as Colorado. He is a partner in the lawfirm of Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, LLP

Latham and Watkins[]

David J. Schindler caused an uproar even in law gossip blogs, when he signed some of the earlier C&D letters. The law firm's Wikipedia page was under the highest level of protection. References to Schindler's Scientology cases were minimized. His own Wikipedia page was deleted.

All L&W's lawyers in the world were sent the details regarding Schindler and Scientology. On February 27, 2009, Latham announced one of the largest layoffs by a major law firm in history. The term "Lathamed" has been coined.
















Tax lawyers[]

Monique Yingling[]


Monique Yingling

Monique Yingling is a partner in the DC lawfirm of Zuckert, Scoutt & Rasenberger, L.L.P.. Detailed information on her can be found on on A.R.S. [1]

Monique E. Yingling focuses her practice in the area of tax controversy. She is experienced in litigating tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service in federal court.

Prior to joining Zuckert, Scoutt & Rasenberger in 1985, Ms. Yingling was a Trial Attorney with the Tax Division of the Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. from 1978-1983.

She is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia and the State of California.

Ms. Yingling is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

"Church lawyer Monique Yingling said overboarding is part of ecclesiastical justice. "They're not backing away from it or ashamed of it, she said. It has been done hundreds of times, with precautions taken to make it safe." - St. Petersburg Times [3]

Yingling in the news[]

Other lawyers[]

John P. Coale[]

Earle Cooley[]

Earle Cooley is a Scientologist and the lawyer who represents the estate of L. Ron Hubbard. He is not very active as the estate has been moved into a non-voting trust and most of Hubbard's space opera duties on Earth have now concluded.

Eric Lieberman[]

"New York lawyer Eric Lieberman said he has represented the church 32 years and worked with Rathbun, who he said is aggressive and prone to ill-advised decisions." - St. Petersburg Times [4]

William C. Walsh[]

"William C. Walsh, a Washington, D.C., human rights lawyer who has represented Scientology for years, said the account is far-fetched." - St. Petersburg Times [5]


Other resources[]