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2016 06 07 Attorney Steve Rotenberg attack accusation.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is lesson number 310. DOCUMENT, DOCUMENT, DOCUMENT!!!!

Attorney Steve Rotenberg.
Where in the HELL does my ex find these guys. How does a single client find three attorneys that are willing to lie for her? Today I was absolutely floored by the childish and unprofessional antics of what I am coming to understand is another unprofessional clod that has been allowed to practice law in the state of Michigan. Quite frankly, I was lied upon. Mr Rothenberg is already trying to prove that I am this extremely dangerous person.
We were sent to the hall by the judge to discuss something as simple as the names of people that would not be permitted in the presence of our son during parenting time. Attorneys did not see eye-to-eye and Mr. Rotenberg, as was the case in our last appearance, jumped up and attempted to run into the courtroom rather than trying to reach a resolution like adults, amongst ourselves. I attempted to cut off his path only with the hope of convincing him to stay in the hallway so that we could talk through this thing, and save me what is sure to be an additional few thousands of dollars in litigation. My arm was extended at waist-length and I was literally saying to him "Hang on man, let's talk about this". At this point, Mr. Rothenberg screamed "DON'T TOUCH ME!" and begin to holler like he was being attacked. My Palms were showing I was not an offensive stance and I was quite puzzled as to why he had taking on this Behavior. Once we were back in the courtroom I learned why. Mr. Rothenberg lied,underoath, as did his predecessor and told the judge that I came at him. He went on to say that he was afraid that I was going to attack him. He continued it that I am very large, that I used to be a bouncer and that this made him fear for his physical safety.

I'm used to my ex playing the " he's so dangerous card because she has nothing left but lets look at some facts. I have not one single accusation of physical violence or abuse or even threat of harm against anyone, other than the numerous false claims from my ex. BUT my EX, has been involved in so many physical confrontations that I've lost count. It's just who she is. and their best defense to these very serious accusations is that I am violent??????????????? Meanwhile, our son's real safety hangs in the balance. He deserves more attention than is being given. Rotty is trying to make this about me and my Ex instead of our son, claiming that I'm only heare to get back at my Ex. ?????????????????? The 30 police calls are a figment of my imagination. My son calling me to pick him up during the violence, is not real, I'm dreaming it up to piss her off. Right?
I am 6-4 and I weigh 290 pounds. I am a large person but I am 47 years old with a squeaky clean criminal record and history. I am not a violent person, if I were a violent person it certainly would be known by now and possibly even well-documented. Mr. Rotenberg client however has a well-documented history of violence, physical violence rather domestic violence, and just plain old ignorant behavior. With more than 30 police calls to her residence in less than three years. In most of these incidences Candy Richmond Gates herself was a direct combatant or directly involved. It doesn't take a genius to understand that if one person has a large number of physical altercations that that individual is likely the source of the problems and the altercations.

And speaking of the word altercations, Mr. Rothenburg insisted that we clear the record and its explaination of the word "altercation" by bringing in a pocket dictionary and offering its definition of the base word "altercate". THIS is the kind of shit that really chaps my ass. On one hand, old Rotty complains about his clients lack of cash while accusing me of having an over abundance of it then he argues about stupid shit like the definition of the word altercation. EVERYONE knows what an altercation is, including Rotty but he wastes everyones time and money on this shit.

It seems that the definition of the term "zealous representation" needs an overhaul. EVERYONE KNOWS THE MEANING OF ALTERCATION!!!! Shouting, screaming, heated arguing, physical violence etc, between at least two people. See, if it were one person, it would not be an altercation but rather a mental condition.

Stick around, there will be more to come on what I thought was a dead horse.

Old Rotty wants to attack my character and accuse me of being a violent person or worse, trying to prove that I am with his circus antics. Lets regurgitate some facts:

  1. Mom was arrest for Domestic violence in 1998 with her first husband.
  2. In 1999, mom falsely claimed that her 1st husband had raped her at gunpoint because he announced his divorce filing. He is now a highly decorated Detroit Police Officer though he missed 18 months of work fighting the three felony charges that resulted.
  3. 6/11/2001 Mom gets PPO claiming that I threw furniture and yelled in her face. PPO defeated.
  4. 6/4/2002 Mom gets PPO claiming that I threatened her and that I carry a gun. PPO defeated and mom proven violating paernting time.
  5. Mom was arrested again on May 8th 1999 for DV, again with her first husband.
  6. On May 7th 2003, Mom's BF was arrested for fighting with her current (3rd) husband.
  7. From 03-05 there were 4 calls to mom's home for DV. BF and 3rd husband fighting.
  8. On 6/14/2004 Mom physically assaulted Dad's girlfriend (now wife).
  9. In 2005 Mom was arrested for DUI with a BAC of .22. On the stand in 2012, mom insisted that she was not arrested for the dui but that the officers took her home. The arrest report says arrested and the arresting officer was on the stand testifying to the arrest. LIAR!!!
  10. In 2009 Mom stated that her doctor diagnosed her with a mental illness.
  11. 6/25/2009 Mom and Step-Dad, Domestic Violence with arrest. Mom drunk (intoxicated) as stated by responding officer and paramedics. mom admitted to having shared a "fifth of Christian Brothers".
  12. In 2010 Mom admitted not seeking treatment for her mental illness.
  13. In 2010 Mom involved in domestic violence wherein she claimed to have mixed meds and alcohol.
  14. In 2010 Mom practiced drawing the child's blood for fun. Admitted, on the stand.
  15. Mom, through councel, Wayne Kristall, claimed that I kicked in her door, on both 9/22/2011 and 9/23/2011. proven again, to be a lie.
  16. On 9/23/2011 Mom appeared in court with a PPO and a cast claiming that I broke her hand. I had an audio recording proving my innocence. A hearing was held which ALSO proved that I had NOT touched her. LIAR!!!!! again.


Date Time Incident
Thursday, January 17, 2013 2:59 AM Fight
Monday, April 01, 2013 6:47 PM Fight
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 6:41 PM Fight
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 12:00 AM CPS?
Friday, June 07, 2013 9:51 AM Fight/Dist
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 11:10 PM Fight / Dist
Thursday, June 13, 2013 12:50 PM Fight / Dist
Thursday, June 13, 2013 1:36 PM Landlord Son threat??
Saturday, June 15, 2013 11:18 PM Susp Veh
Sunday, June 16, 2013 1:24 AM Fight
Friday, June 28, 2013 12:00 AM CPS?
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 1:04 AM Suspicious Person
Monday, August 12, 2013 7:58 AM Fight Assault
Thursday, August 29, 2013 2:10 PM Disturb
Wednesday, October 02, 2013 12:38 PM Fight Dist
Wednesday, October 02, 2013 3:10 PM Disturb
Friday, October 04, 2013 12:35 AM SHOOTING????
Sunday, October 13, 2013 8:57 AM
Sunday, October 13, 2013 11:35 PM Break-in?
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 8:10 PM No lights - Sounds
Saturday, November 09, 2013 2:29 PM Fight
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 11:51 PM Prowler
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 8:41 PM Crisis Center 
Monday, June 02, 2014 6:52 PM Fight - Threat
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 11:15 PM Fight
Thursday, December 25, 2014 4:07 AM B/E
Saturday, February 28, 2015 4:03 PM Fight
Friday, April 03, 2015 7:00 PM Fight
Wednesday, April 08, 2015 1:57 PM
Friday, May 08, 2015 10:16 PM Fight
Thursday, August 06, 2015 1:46 AM Fight

And I (DAD) am the one with the violence problem???????? I don't think so. 

If you are dealing with this type of psychotic behavior, then you would do well to document very well, as I have done. It may be the only way to protect yourself.