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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

IN THE CASE OF CALIFORNIA MOM ROISIN CASSIDY: DID ATTORNEY JENNIFER ANI FAIL HER CLIENT?


On October 26, 2015, Roisin Cassidy, a protective mother residing in San Mateo, CA received very bad news. Dr. Kenneth Perlmutter, the custody evaluator in her case, had written a 45 page custody evaluation recommending that the court shift primary custody of her two boys to her ex husband, Stephen Tyrrell, who lives outside of California in Washington State, even though she had been the primary caretaker of the children for 15 years. The result would be a situation where Roisin lost all legal custody of her children to the father. Further, Roisin Cassidy would have to get permission from her ex-husband in order to travel outside of the country, whether she had her children with her or not.

Roisin Cassidy is a fighter, particularly when it comes to her children, so instead of giving up in the face of Dr. Perlmutter's assault on her parenthood, Ms. Cassidy decided to hire an attorney and fight the Perlmutter report. To do so, Ms. Cassidy hired Attorney Jennifer Ani based out of San Rafael, California. At the time that she was hired, by all accounts, Attorney Ani, even though she would later deny it, was completely on board with disputing Dr. Kenneth Perlmutter's custody evaluation and fighting to assist Roisin Cassidy in holding onto custody of her two boys.

In fact, in a letter to the opposing attorney, Christiana Samuels dated December 6, 2015, Attorney Ani affirmed Ms. Cassidy's right to fight for custody stating, "My client has a right to contest the recommendations, she has a right to a trial and a due process right to have that trial take an appropriate length of time."  Within weeks of trial Attorney Ani was affirming her client Raisin Cassidy's right to fight for custody, stating in an email to Roisin dated January 23, 2016, "But this [i.e. going to trial] is worth it. If I can do this [get the expert witness testimony and reports], I do think that we have a good chance to defeat the move-away."

Even as close as ten days before trial, Attorney Ani was claiming that she intended to fight for Roisin Cassidy to maintain custody of her children. Further, at that time, Ms. Cassidy paid Attorney Ani $20,000 in attorney's fees for her services based upon her assertion that she was fighting for custody.

Further, in the months leading up to trial, based upon Attorney Ani's claim that she would strenuously oppose Dr. Perlmutter's recommendation of a change in custody, Roisin Cassidy went to see three experts that Attorney Ani recommended. Also, based upon Attorney Ani's assertions, Ms. Cassidy anticipated that these experts would provide expert reports and testimony to dispute Dr. Kenneth Perlmutter's evaluation. These experts were as follows: Dr. Thomas A. Gonda, M.D., Dr. Robert Kaufman, Ph.D., and Beth Miller, M.A.. In preparation, during the months of November 2015 and December 2015, Roisin Cassidy met with these mental health professionals and paid them for the evaluations with the understanding that they were eventually going to be testifying in court regarding their work with her.

As the day of trial approached, however, Roisin Cassidy began to notice warnings signs.  For instance, Ms. Cassidy and Attorney Jennifer Ani were supposed to meet on the weekend of January 30-31 to discuss preparations for trial which was scheduled for February 10, 2016, but Attorney Ani cancelled those arrangements and told her she had to fly to another state for an important criminal trial. Whenever Roisin Cassidy asked Attorney Ani to review some of her questions for trial or share the contents of expert witnesses' reports, the attorney was unwilling to do so.  In essence, right from the start, Attorney Ani evaded and avoided any meetings with Roisin Cassidy necessary to prepare for trial, and didn't bother to do any preparation on her own.

Still, nothing prepared Roisin Cassidy for the shock and surprise she experienced, when, within days of the trial, Attorney Ani submitted to the court a motion to withdraw from the case, essentially abandoning her client.

So how did this outrageous situation unfold?

The trial in this matter, as I have stated, was set for February 10, 2016. Essentially, what happened is that on or around February 3-5, 2016, Attorney Jennifer Ani dropped all pretense of attempting to fight for custody and pretty much  told Roisin to agree to put her oldest son on a plane to Washington state where her ex husband, Steve Tyrell, lived by the end of the week, and also agree to do the same with her youngest son once school was over. If Roisin Cassidy did not agree to this immediately, Attorney Ani stated she would no longer represent Ms. Cassidy. What made this plan particularly egregious was the fact that both of the children have medical issues, so any change in their living situation required proper advanced preparations. This was an issue that clearly the father and the attorneys involved couldn't care less about.

Of course, Roisin Cassidy did not want to agree to this; she had just spent the last three months preparing for and paying for a defense of her role as residential parent to her children. It was a bit sudden for her to be doing an about face.

Once Attorney Jennifer Ani realized that Roisin was not going to cooperate in wrecking her own case, Attorney Ani then  violated her professional ethics as an attorney by misrepresenting the facts of the case.

Thus, in emails to Roisin Cassidy and in documents submitted to the Court, Attorney Ani lied directly, and blamed her decision to withdraw on Ms. Cassidy, falsely stating that Roisin did not intend to pay the fees required for expert witnesses to appear in court and provide their testimony.

Along this line, on February 6, 2016, Attorney Jennifer Ani wrote a letter to Ms. Roisin Cassidy stating, "You are aware that each expert requires to be paid in advance of trial. You are also aware that fees remain outstanding." Further, in an email dated February 8, 2016, Attorney Ani stated, "This email confirms that you have not paid Dr. Kaufman's bill, Beth Miller's bill, and Dr. Gonda's bill ."

In fact, Roisin Cassidy had already paid Attorney Ani $3,400 for Dr. Kaufman's appearance in court. She had also paid Attorney Jennifer Ani $5,000 to assure Dr. Kenneth Perlmutter's appearance in court.

However, before paying any further fees and throwing good money after bad, in an email to Attorney Ani on February 6, 2016, Roisin stated that she was only willing to pay the remaining expert witness fees if Attorney Ani agreed to advocate diligently on her behalf using those witnesses. Would Attorney Ani agree to do so, she asked. Otherwise, what would be the point? Attorney Ani did not respond to that question.

In her motion to withdraw dated February 10, 2016, Attorney Ani stated in her declaration, under Item #3, pretty much that Roisin Cassidy is responsible for paying all expert witness fees, and essentially implied to the Court that Ms. Cassidy had not done so.  Indeed, Roisin Cassidy had paid for the majority of the expert witness fees and was prepared to pay them in full, if Attorney Ani would agree to use those witnesses to full advantage.  What Attorney Ani had done was make it clear she had no intention of doing so.

All of this is damning in terms of Attorney Jennifer Ani's behavior. Not only did she abandon her client just before trial, Attorney Ani then sought to place the blame for her actions on her client in an attempt to destroy Ms. Cassidy's reputation and undercut her custody case. Such actions are a complete violation of Attorney Jennifer Ani's attorney ethics.

The actual responsibility for the collapse of Roisin Cassidy's case lay directly on Attorney Jennifer Ani's shoulders and had nothing to do with Roisin.  This following explains why.

According to San Mateo, CA local rules for a long cause trial (which is what had been scheduled), if you intend to have expert witnesses appear in court, and if those witnesses intend to provide reports to be submitted to court as evidence, your attorney must submit a brief including the names of the witnesses and their reports must be provided to the opposing attorney five days before the trial date in order that the opposing side can exercise its due process right to prepare a response. The same goes for any exhibits that your side is intending to present to the Court.  All these need to be provided in advance in that brief.

Since Attorney Ani failed to provide the required advanced notice in regard to her expert witnesses, their reports, and any exhibits she intended to submit to the Court in advance, the judge excluded all of them from trial.  This was fatal to the case well before anyone stepped foot in the courtroom. Attorney Ani is the trained legal professional; she is the one who has been educated in court rules, not Roisin, and so to blame her client for her own failures makes no sense.

Still, Attorney Jennifer Ani did have Dr. Kenneth Perlmutter available for trial since the other side had called him in as a witness as well.

In fact, she had stated very specifically that her primary strategy was to demonstrate that Dr. Perlmutter's report was inaccurate. If Attorney Ani had conducted a skilled cross examination exposing the factual errors and exploring the numerous contradictions of Perlmutter's report, she could have succeeded easily.  So how could she possibly claim that not having additional expert witnesses would render it impossible for her to proceed with the case?

All Attorney Ani really had to do was present to the court all the exhibits Roisin Cassidy had provided to her indicating that Dr. Perlmutter's report was riddled with mistakes.  Attorney Ani herself was the one who chose not to do so.  She was the one who simply ignored the San Mateo local rule requiring her to alert the opposing side of these exhibits so Roisin was unable to use them.

What is even more disgraceful in Attorney Jennifer Ani's behavior in this case is not only did she lie about Roisin Cassidy's willingness to pay for her witnesses, she also attempted to slander Ms. Cassidy's reputation further by stating in her motion to withdraw that Ms. Cassidy was pursuing her case "without probable cause and for the purpose of harassing or maliciously injuring [a] person."

This is absolutely and categorically untrue, and all the emails and correspondence conducted in this case back that assertion.  Raisin Cassidy pursued her case specifically because Attorney Jennifer Ani told her it was winnable and for no other reason.

Attorney ethics require that when an attorney withdraws from a case he or she does so in a manner that causes the least possible damage to her client.  Attorney Ani, in slandering her client twice, specifically violated that directive.

As it turned out, when Attorney Ani's motion to withdraw came before the court, these falsehoods were so transparent that Judge Franchi, who heard the motion, refused to grant it.  Still, even though Attorney Ani wasn't allowed to leave, Roisin Cassidy herself asked that Attorney Ani be removed from the case after watching the attorney make a complete mess of her defense at trial. That's how badly Attorney Ani bungled the case while in court.

The question I was left with in the end was, did the Roisin Cassidy case represent a setup in which Attorney Jennifer Ani was complicit. I believe this is possible.

First of all, how else can you understand a major custody trial which was scheduled to last only three hours. When Roisin attempted to have this time frame expanded, her request was repeatedly denied. How is it possible to believe that any court would schedule a custody trial for three hours, knowing it has a lengthy history and required a 45 page custody report? Further, in a motion presented to the court on December 10, 2015, Attorney Ani had made it clear that she required at least 2 1/2 days to present her case.

Further, how else can you understand a situation where you have a major custody trial and the attorney for the defendant has simply failed to exchange lists of exhibits or the names of expert witnesses in advance which is required according to court rules.

Finally, how else are you going to understand a situation where the attorney representing the mother in the case suddenly, practically the day before trial, files a motion to withdraw based upon purely fabricated reasons, and then engages in a hateful rant against her former client as a means to break her spirit!

In the end, Roisin Cassidy paid at least $50,000 in legal fees to defend her right to parent, all of which led to nothing. Why?  Because Attorney Jennifer Ani simply abandoned her client, lied about her client, and then attempted to withdraw from the case while inflicting the maximum damage possible, all in violation of her professional ethics.  As Roisin said to me, "How could this happen?" We'd also like to know the answer to that question as well.

TO SUPPORT ROISIN CASSIDY IN HER BATTLE ON BEHALF OF HER CHILDREN, PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION AT THE LINK BELOW:

https://www.change.org/p/irish-government-american-family-court-bias-against-irish-immigrant-mother

237 comments:

  1. I have known Roisin, her ex-husband, and their children for many years. I often babysat both of the children (with Roisin's and Mr. Tyrrell's approval) when they were toddlers.

    I have followed the case of Roisin and her children for several years. I have never seen such a case of harassment, and malicious and vexatious litigation.

    I know Roisin to be a good and caring mother to both her boys. Both boys have grown into strong and intelligent people in their own right, despite what I believe has been significant abuse from Mr. Tyrrell.

    I have not only followed the court case, but I have witnessed Mr. Tyrrell verbally and psychologically abusing the boys. I believe that he has been engaged in a prolonged campaign to alienate the children from their mother.

    Unfortunately, probably due to a huge difference in financial resources, Mr Tyrrell has been able to abuse the courts to get his way.

    This is a terrible situation for the children. I sincerely hope that the courts will see their error and act in the best interest of the children.


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    1. Bless you for supporting this family.

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    2. Cant they lose their license to practice law? Was it reported to the bar association?

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    3. I believe that there is a complaint being submitted about this attorney. They take a long time and have to be well thought out. The bar unfortunately protect their own and do not generally protect the public from the likes of Jennifer Ani.

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    4. It is totally horrendous when an attorney that a woman has trusted gets paid under the table by the opposition to reverse the whole case around, as I suspect has happened in this case. Sensitive cases such as this, when they are treated so poorly because of monetary greed, can result in messed up lives in the future. This is still going on today, as it has been happening for a long time and many people are suffering because of this.

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    5. Yes, I really believe they do protect their own. And they definitely are not there to protect the public.

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    6. Everyone involved in family court reform is now very suspicious of Jennifer Ani. I believe that she sold the Colorado baby to the other side and took a bribe, a monkey would have won that case, but not attorney Ani. I believe she randomly does this to clients for payoffs. She is often on tropical vacations and backstage meet and greets. She is a greedy screw up lawyer.

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    7. We don't need to call in Sherlock Holmes to figure out that it is very likely that the exhusband and his attorney paid the attorney Jennifer Ani off.
      Of course lawyers take bribes and the state bar lets them away with it all the time. Ms. Cassidy can complain to the state bar all she like. It is common knowledge that they cover for scumbags like attorney Ani. We have no legal system, instead we have organized crime in the form of the state bar.

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  2. My Case in Britain is like this. I have had No contact what so ever with my Natural Children for 20 years and denied the entirety of their Educational lives by The Sheffield Combined Court UK. I had No legal help it was withdrawn the day before the main hearing. The Judge Alan Goldsack verbally abused me in court by opening proceedings by calling me a bitter women when he had never seen or met me or my children before. I could tell he had not read any of the case papers. He also asked me to stand in the court dock like a criminal even though it was a civil hearing. When he abused me I tried to speak up for myself as I had No legal representation. I reminded him he was not allowed to speak to me or any women like that and that it was supposed to be a civil hearing. He almost fell off his chair and made an order there and then I should never see or have contact with my Beutiful babies ever again.? as he got up to Leave the court he turned and said No Grounds for appeal by the time I got home that day my children were gone I did not even get to day goodbye. It had nothing to do with my children. Because I tried to defend myself in court when I had done nothing. I had been the main carer of my children who were doing well at school and were happy and settled in a nice home..on every court paper it said I was a good mother so how come I have not seen my children for 20 years from that day in September 1996

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  3. This is what attorney Jennifer Knops did in my case. She dropped me 1 week before the custody trial after I spent $60.000. My daughter now lives with a self-admitted drug addict who is an identified child molester. These attorneys are nothing but vultures! Since she left me financially destitute I cannot hire another attorney and it has proven to be impossible to fight pro se from The Netherlands where I reside - the father has made it impossible for me to return to the USA. I have not had any contact with my daughter since May 9th, 2015. www.freejasmijn.com Thank you for exposing these crooked attorneys!

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    1. The business of allowing attorneys to withdraw from a family court case within days of trial is widespread. Officially, any attorney will tell you that it is impossible to do and a judge would never allow it. In reality, it happens all the time. The sums of money these attorneys get away with bilking from their clients up until the few days before trial is phenomenal. It is one of the most blatant violation of constitutional, civil, and due process rights that I've seen in family court and it is simply allowed. Attorney Ani is one among many who do this, but I did find the way Ani kept on reassuring Roisin that she was on track to fight the case when she had every intention of blowing it quite striking.

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    2. Yep, that is what Jennifer Knops did too. She kept saying how awful it all was and that she would help me get Jasmijn back. She told me I needed to act as nice as possible to the father in order to get co-parenting time if I was to lose custody. Then when she dropped me as a client one week before the trial she turned it around and said: "well now you have been so nice to your ex there would have been no way for me to prove he is a child molester because why would you be nice to a child molester." I outed her on my blog with her emails as evidence and that is what we need to do with each and every one of these vultures! Thanks for outing Jen Ani! We need a wall of SHAME for all of them and share the hell out of it. Operation EXPOSE continues!

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  4. Your blog contains many incorrect facts. Without Roisin Cassidy's approval in writing, I am unable to respond, and ethically must maintain inviolate all her secrets and confidences. I would love to respond. jani@anilaw.com. Please, have Ms. Cassidy contact me so that I may give you the other side of this story.

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    1. This blog is based specifically on documents provided to the court as well as emails exchanged between the individuals involved. They seemed to compile an accurate narrative of what occurred in this case, and that is the narrative which I have posted above. If there are any documents you'd like to see included, don't hesitate to send them.

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    2. Unbelievable, "seems" like a lot of the "he said/she said" shit. I'd like to see the transcripts, please order and post them. BTW, was anyone sanctioned?

      Greg
      g.arkus@outlook.com

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    3. Again, if you were paying attention, since Roisin was unable to present her expert witnesses and documentary evidence at trial because Attorney Jennifer Ani failed to submit the brief required by Court Rules, the transcripts of the hearing would not reflect the facts in the case because Roisin Cassidy was unable to present her side of the case. It is important to actually read the blog prior to commenting so you know what you are talking about.

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    4. I know the Cassidy family well. I have seen some of the court documents and spoken with the family. The father Mr. Stephen Tyrrell has admitted to using a belt, pulling hair and pinching and squeezing the children NECKS as a form of disipline. Ms. Ani you failed these two boys and enabled this abuser when you lied about their loving mother. The psychological marks that these children will live with are a mark on your soul. Roisin Cassidy was protecting her children and you are getting rich.

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    5. Well said Catharine!

      The key facts (as stated in your post) are in the public record. Attorney Ani, did not file anything with the court before the trial. Attorney Ani did not schedule witnesses or submit reports.

      Attorney Ani did file to be removed just days before the trial and Judge Franchi determined she had no reason at all to leave the case.

      So, there is no evidence in the transcripts because Attorney Ani created a situation where no evidence could be presented.

      How the heck is Attorney Ani even practicing law?

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    6. The first question I have is if Ms. Ani really and truly believes that the court transcript will reveal the truth, them why did she go to chambers at trial without a court reporter?
      She can't answer, because it is a contradiction. This attorney need to shut her mouth.

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    7. Client confidentiality would prevent an attorney from defending themselves unless the client would give permission. I personally know that Ms. Ani has helped many clients, so without hearing both sides, I will not join in the bashing party. I am also well aware, that sometimes attorneys don't use the expert witnesses because they will do more harm than good. Is that a possibility in this case?

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    8. I have read a detailed report regarding Roisin Cassidy written by one of the expert witnesses which is fully in support of Roisin Cassidy. Overall, expert witnesses are guided by the attorneys who work with them directly. If an expert witness who originally agreed to testify in support of an attorney's client suddenly does an about face, the most likely explanation for that is that the attorney withdrew support for the client. No expert witness is going to proceed with giving testimony in trial knowing that the attorney who is supposed to support her has switched sides. So again when you see a situation where an attorney's hand picked witnesses do an about face, you need only look at the attorney for an explanation of such behavior.

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    1. There are some basic questions here which are a matter of public knowledge and not subject to rules in connection to attorney-client privilege. For instance: did you or did you not provide a brief including the list of expert witnesses and exhibits which your client intended to submit for trial. If not, that was an instance of major incompetence. Also, did you or did you not file a motion to withdraw on the morning of the trial itself. If you did, that again was incompetent. Both, again, are questions of public knowledge and you do not need Roisin's permission to answer those questions.

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    2. Don't expect a response to those questions Catherine.

      Ms. Ani could easily respond because those facts (and they are facts) are in the public record. As is the fact that Ms. Ani went before a judge and the judge determined that Ms. Ani did not have reason to remove herself.

      All of this is in the public record. Based on that public record, it appears that Ms. Jennifer Ani of Ani Law is a terrible attorney. hopefully any potential clients will look up this case and see Ms. Ani's, "performance."

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  6. My family attorney did the same thing. Hmh. These four cases must be "four in a million" OR family attorneys are destroying the nation, one family at a time.

    Latest research from CDC says 58,000 children are forced into the sole custody of the abusive parent.

    Family law industry is a disgrace.

    Shame on you.

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  7. Suffice to say not all litigants are victims of bad lawyering.
    If I could freely and fully engage in a discussion, I sure would. It's sad the way the matter ended, but sadder that the truth isn't known. If someone really cared about truth, one could order a copy of the transcript from that day, which would be far more informative. Based on the transcript, you are wrong.
    I'm an easy scapegoat, as I can't defend myself. Good reporters verify sources and information. You've done neither.
    "Consider the source."

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    1. I would agree that not all litigants are the victims of bad lawyering. This is the only California case I have ever discussed in a blog. The problem with obtaining a transcript for that day returns to the original problem which I pointed out. Since Attorney Jennifer Ani failed to submit her brief as required by the rules of court, she, and subsequently Roisin when she intervened to represent herself, was unable to present her documentary evidence or bring in her expert witness testimony. Therefore, the hearing itself on that day lacked the fundamental elements necessary for Roisin to be accorded her fundamental constitutional and due process rights. That is the point of my blog, if you missed it. Roisin Cassidy made available to me detailed email correspondence which is reflected in the blog, considerable documentary evidence based upon what is in the case file--also notably referenced in my blog, in addition to complete copies of the two custody evaluations written by Dr. Kenneth Perlmutter. If there is anything else you would like me to review, I'd be happy to do so.

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    2. Why was Beth Miller an expert witness? She is a court mediator in Napa for the evil Judge Woods that takes children from protective parents and places them with abusers and molesters. Beth Miller is heavily involved in the corrupt adoption industry. Children should not be for sale. Buyer beware. Was there a pay off in this case where the children were sent to live with their abuser?

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    3. The record is public, you attempted to remove yourself the morning of trial and Judge Don Franchi of San Mateo Superior court determined that you had no cause to remove yourself. How are you still practicing? This is all public.

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    4. I know Roisin and she asserts that Mr. Tyrrell had terrorized the two boys by hacking off chunks of their hair as punishment and threatening to have them circumcised. Roisin asserts that a court officer had prohibited Mr. Tyrrell from doing this to the boys in the past. But that Dr. Ken Perlmutter gave the father complete legal custody to allow this form of threats and abuse to continue on the children. Roisin Cassidy asserts that you and your "expert" ignored this and that it was not raised by you at trial, I want to see if this has was raised by you on the transcripts. You advertise as a child advocate, did you report Mr. Tyrrell or Dr. Perlmutter? You are a mandated reporter the experts are mandated reporters. If you did not report then why? Explain Ms. Ani. There are nothing but questions and no answers in this case.

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    5. "Consider the source"
      Ms. Ani you are blatantly slandering your former client.
      Ms. Ani, you are no victim here, are you such a narcissist that honestly think that your version of the truth not coming out is even sadder than the fact that these children were torn away from a obviously loving mother?

      I have read and signed Ms. Cassidy's petition, she is the very one looking for an investigation, you on the other hand are attempting to defame this mother with a court transcript, were none of her evidence was presented. You are a professional attorney and are being disingenuous when you claim to want the truth to come out via the transcript from this trial.

      The comment you made "I'll get over this" shame on you. You only care for yourself, and your self promotion. You show not a care or thought for the family that was ripped apart, people like you are parasites.

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    6. Jennifer Ani represented my friend a year ago in a custody case. Attorney threw my friend under the bus and was even listed as a witness for the opposing side. My friend has never seen her son since that trial, and her own attorney was a witness against her.
      Attorney Ani was high on painkillers the day of trial and even said so to the judge, she could barely stand, that is why she often takes uber to court, she is too drunk and high to drive.

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  8. That's just not true. You have half of the facts, and Roisin is conveniently omitting - or is in denial about the existence of - at least three succinct, salient facts that would clear this up. And the transcript would absolutely disclose this. I would never do these things you've written here. I tried very hard to obtain a "win" and these omissions of facts - that I am bound to keep confidential "at every peril to myself" prevents me from clearing this up. It's pretty unfair. If you wish to get her on a conference call with me, and I have her permission to speak freely, I'd be happy to do so. Barring that, you do have notice that I claim your facts above to be wrong. That you choose to continue full steam ahead tells me you are not concerned with the truth. I agree what you've written, if accurate, would be unethical. I did not do anything unethical in this case. I was prepared, as best I could be under the circumstances, about which you really have been told very little. A lot like reading a book and redacting every third sentence, you miss a whole lot of context that would bring the truth out. I'm sorry I engaged here since there isn't anything I can do about it. I've worked hard and I always give my all to my clients, and have myself suffered at the hands of the family court system. I am glad blogs like yours exist, because the things you write about are real, and there are courtrooms where clients are shafted by appointed counsel, lame retained counsel, experts, and the like. I'm not one of those attorneys. Ms. Cassidy is not being honest and/or has forgotten to share with you the totality of this situation. Again, I would be eager to participate in conference call with you and my former client, where I would be able to share with you, with her express consent, the details that would allow my name to be cleared. Please contact me directly at jani@anilaw.com for this purpose. I've said all I can say here. Thanks.

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    1. It is really hard to obtain a win when you seek to withdraw from the case on the very morning of trial. Even if your legal position was weak that day, you still had the option of doing your very best under the circumstances instead of undercutting your client, but you chose not to. That's the first point. Second, you needed to file a brief in advance of the case. Failing to do so is simply incompetent. The documents in the case indicate that because you failed to file the brief, Roisin was denied the opportunity to present her documents and her expert witnesses. Without the context which those documents and the expert witnesses would provide, your three salient facts have absolutely no bearing on this case because they would be presented entirely outside of context. You cannot say you would never do these things that are written here because the record shows that this is exactly what you did. The idea that you could clear up this situation if only you could speak is utter nonsense. I looked at everything that was on the record, and the record damns your every action. That is the point about these court proceedings combined with private correspondence; every issue that matters comes to the forefront. You state that you are claiming the facts I've presented in the blog are wrong. Are you stating that the court is in error and that, in fact, you did file your brief? You are saying the Judge doesn't know what he is talking about? You are stating that you did not seek to withdraw from the case on the morning of trial and that the judge's ruling that you could not do so was a ghost ruling? That's definitely an interesting perspective. Anyone who has read any of the blogs on this website knows that they can count on me to dig out the facts and to base the entirety of my blogs on those facts which are obtained from the evidence located in court documents, memoranda of decision, transcripts and the correspondence available in the case. The facts damn Attorney Ani, and if Attorney Ani has trouble with those facts, this is not my problem. If Attorney Ani chooses to speak to Roisin Cassidy directly about these issues, that is up to her and Roisin. Up to this point, Attorney Ani has spent her time writing verbally abusive and manipulative letters to Roisin which appear to be solely intended to demean her.

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    2. The question you aren't considering, even if the transcript states that no brief was filed or that an attorney requests to be removed, is, WHY? Why the change in direction? And that, could be a decision between attorney and client that the court would not be privy to. I believe that is what Ms. Ani is unable to disclose without permission.

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    3. No legitimate attorney would attempt to remove herself from a case on the day of trial. If you are talking "why"--Attorney Ani provided her explanation of why in her motion to withdraw and as the blog explains, her explanations were false. Attorney Ani accused Roisin of not paying for her expert witnesses. This is, in fact, untrue, and bottom line doesn't tell the full story. Not only do I know the statements in Attorney Ani's motion to withdraw are untrue, it is on the record that the judge in the case didn't consider her claims in her motion to withdraw credible and this is why he denied her motion to withdraw. So pretty much, if you look at the public record, the facts are pretty clear that Attorney Ani grossly mismanaged this case.

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    4. I'm so sick of you and your lies Jennifer. Hell is hot bitch!

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    5. Ms. Ani, please answer the question and answer did you sell the baby in the Colorado kidnapping case? Answer the question, how much money did you make on his case?
      Is this how you pay for all you backstage meet and greets, and endless vacations with your alcoholic husband.
      People need to run from this witch. Happy this story got published.

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  9. Well, you are wrong about that.

    And you also know I am defenseless. I deny sending Ms. Cassidy any threatening letters. Now you are really just picking on me, and that, coupled with a bias inherent against the system (which at times is reasonable, at times not) shows lack of concern for getting the facts right. You assessment is incorrect.

    I note too that you've read both custody evaluations. Interesting, given they are never placed in the court file. By law they are kept separate and confidential, and one requires a court order to obtain a child custody evaluation. Either you are not telling the truth about what you've personally reviewed in this case, or someone has violated the prohibition on providing custody evaluations without court order. Unless of course, there is a court order.

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    1. Now you are crying victim? You received $50,000 to represent Roisin Cassidy in this case. Keep in mind that there are two young boys who now have been deprived of their primary psychological attachment figure, their mother, as a result of your incompetence. Remember who are the real victims here--Roisin Cassidy and her two children--not you. Legal professionals who do the jobs that they were hired to do and act diligently and competently have nothing to fear from this website. As I have stated, you are the only California attorney I have ever seen fit to write about. Your actions are that egregious.

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    2. Ms. Ani are you really policing the privacy of the "sham evaluation" or attempting to attack and threaten Roisin Cassidy again. You just played your cards. Pity you weren't so diligent in finding out how most of the Tyrrell/Cassidy files disappeared from the hall of recordist San Mateo.

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    3. I am a brother of Roisin Cassidy. During the lead up to trial Jennifer Ani had subpoened the raw data of the MMPI2 that Dr. Ken Perlmutter administered on both Roisin and her ex Husband Stephen Tyrrell.

      Jennifer Ani called after she reviewed the raw data of both MMPI2, she declared that Dr. Ken Perlmutter had falsely represented the results of both the MMPI2 in his report. That this was very serious and that maybe Dr. Ken Perlmutter had accepted a bribe.

      Attorney Jennifer Ani emailed the MMPI raw data to many of our family members in the middle of the night, without us even asking for this or prior knowledge.

      Jennifer Ani insisted that the lies that Dr. Ken Perlmutter told in his reporting of the MMPI would cause his report to be thrown out of court.

      Roisin had shown to be perfectly stable in all her tests, Mr. Tyrrell showed to have some serious problems that we assumed the court would have to really be corrupt to switch custody to him.

      Jennifer Ani had convinced us that fighting this report would be an easy win, because of all the provable untruths that Dr. Ken Perlmutter told in his report.

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    4. MMPI testing is considered medical records and is protected under privacy rules. If and I say if again, that Ms. Ani did indeed share both litigants MMPI raw data, that alone is shocking.
      If Ms. Ani did something this unethical to lure more fees and then drop the client at the eve of trial, she should be reported to the BAR now.

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    5. I know Stephen Tyrrell and I know Roisin Cassidy. This attorney is not believable, why would she release Mr. Tyrrell's private medical information (MMPI) to the Cassidy family without Stephen Tyrrell's consent.
      Steve is a hot head, and really litigious, he harassed Roisin for years.
      No attorney is going to take a risk like that with their bar card and a lawsuit.
      If Steve Tyrrell does not take legal action against Ms. Ani for leaking his medical information to the Cassidys, then I find it hard to believe that there was not a pay off.

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    6. No trial brief filed by Ms. Ani!

      No evidence filed by Ms. Ani!

      Attorney Jen Ani releases Mr. Tyrrell's Private medical information to the opposing sides extended family, and rips them off for more fees based on this!

      Ms. Jennifer Ani does not have legal action taken against her by Dr. Ken Perlmutter or Steve Tyrrell for this leak or private medical records! Why not?

      Is there some good old home cooking going on here? Looks like a scam to me and I would want the FBI to investigate Ms. Ani, Dr. Perlmutter and the father.


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  10. You are entitled to your opinion, however misplaced. I am happy that there are advocates like yourself out there, families do need help and support. I'll get over this, I'm just annoyed that the truth is being suppressed by the person who is in control of that truth. Not a thing more i can do or say about that until I obtain the transcript. To that end, our conversation here has been an enormous help to me.

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  11. This misrepresents the reality of the situation. What happened in this case is readily available in court documents available to the public which clearly indicate that you filed a motion to withdraw within days before trial and that you failed to submit a brief to the court per San Mateo local rules of court and that this failure to file a brief was fatal to the case. That alone condemns you.

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  12. If that is really Attorney Jennifer Ani responding she is still attempting to harm Ms. Cassidy. Her behavior is unprofessional.

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  13. Don't the facts exist that Jennifer Ani abandoned her client and then attempted to harm her clients reputation. Surely the judge would have allowed her to remove herself from the case if there was a valid reason to do so.

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  14. Attorney Jennifer Ani, you just don't get it, do you? You falsely accuse your client of simply pursuing her case to harass her ex. That's so patently false and a deliberate falsehood on your part to cause you harm when withdrawing is a violation of her attorney ethics.

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  15. I think it is disgraceful that Attorney Ani stated in one of her motions "that Ms. Cassidy was pursuing her case "without probable cause and for the purpose of harassing or maliciously injuring [a] person." Remember, up to that point Roisin Cassidy had been the primary custodial parent of her two children for over a decade. Loss of custody meant these children were expected to move out of state, to leave their neighborhood, to leave all their friends, to leave the school system they'd been attending, to disconnect from all their physicians and therapists, etc etc Clearly, Roisin's attempt to fight this change of custody arose from her commitment to the best interests of her children and from no other motivation. The fact that Attorney Ani tried to slander Roisin Cassidy's motives again demonstrates that she is an attorney who is completely out of touch with her professional obligations. How can Attorney Ani legitimately speak mysteriously of facts in the case we don't know when it was Attorney Ani herself who stabbed Roisin in the back and handed the case over to the opposing attorney by falsely stating that Roisin didn't have "probable cause" to pursue her case. How much probable cause does a mother need to fight for her children?

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  16. Attorney Ani is just like a lot of lawyers, take the money and run and then when the client is unhappy, chooses to blame anyone but thesmelves. You got scammed Roisin!

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  17. Ms Ani,

    After reading the article on Roisin’s custody case over her children and hearing first-hand about it. I am horrified about your alleged misrepresentation of her and her beautiful children. I hope that when you are spending the legal fees you charged her , that she can ill afford you think about the devastation you have caused Roisin by your lack of action. I really cannot understand how one woman could do this to another. I urge you while you are still practicing law to treat you clients as human beings and not $ signs.

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    1. Jennifer Ani is a f****** con artist lying fraud and it is only because she studies law that she can hide within the lines. Is old people wrong here in this article to somehow get together and take this nasty piece of trash to the California State Bar and have her license suspended then permanently disbarred she does nothing but pray on parents and harms families and children she is such a City attorney it took her almost three years in her own custody case. Buyer beware if you pay Jennifer any money you're going to get ripped off. Oh and as always Jennifer this is Mark Andrews take me to court anytime you want I dare you you fraud but when you do member to bring that trust account Ledger and a copy of my contract

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  18. If attorney ani was truly defenseless in this discussion, then she would be in a similar position as her litigants. However, she only loses an illusion of credibility here, not her children.

    There's no excuse/defense for being involved in family law.

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    1. Attorney Jennifer Ani is defenseless. There is no way she can explain trying to have herself removed on the morning of trial for the simple reason that a judge heard her arguments and determined she did not have any reason to remove herself.

      There is no way she can explain why she filed no evidence at all.

      I did not believe the facts of this case at first, so I took the time and looked up the record (which is partially available online) and it is clear that Jennifer Ani filed no evidence, and wrongly tried to be removed.

      In my opinion, Jennifer Ani's actions were beyond unethical.

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  19. I have known Roisin for a long time. She is a responsible mother. I don't understand how did the abuser get the custody of the kid while the innocent mother is kept away from her child. I seriously doubt your role attorney Jennifer Ani. Did you take bribe from the father of kid or what ? shame on you.
    My prayers are with Roisin and her kids. God bless them.

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    1. Why are you playing around instead of being honest and answering to the question put forward here ??

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    2. Because she has finally had her lies exposed.

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    3. This attorney is running around and bad mouthing attorneys that leave out one piece of evidence. But she herself files no evidence in this case and is trying to convince us that she did her client justice. Did she accept a bribe, it's a fair question. Answer it.

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    4. I actually have an email from Jennifer Ani to my ex-wife's attorney where they're colluding against me

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  21. I feel the truth is supreme.
    Please post court orders and transcript.
    We will decide.

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    1. The truth is supreme if you answer the questions. How did Ms. Cassidy's file disappear form the hall of records?
      Why did the attorney do nothing about it?
      These are serious civil rights and due process violations.

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  22. You should read the article... Attorney Ani did not file to present any experts, reports, or any other evidence, then she tried to have herself removed from the case. Therefore, almost no evidence made it into transcripts.

    A judge looked at what Attorney Ani did, and determined that Ms. Ani was wrong. She did not have reason to remove herself. However, the damage was already done, and Ms. Cassidy lost her children.

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  23. Attorneys rarely want to get on the bad side of evaluators, hence they often give them easy cross-examinations. Evaluators have too much power and lie.
    How does a clients record go missing from the hall of records to begin with and the attorney do nothing about it? Something is wrong about this case, It sounds like we need to see more than transcripts and court orders.

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  24. Has the father been investigated for physical abuse of the minor children? Did any of these experts report the abuse?
    I believe children should not live with parents that physically abuse them.

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  25. The truth is supreme.....are you out of your mind?

    The truth will never be found, I've looked at the entries. Much of the trial took place in Judge Swope's chambers with no reporter. We will never know what was said in chambers....Roisin Cassidy is asking for an investigation into this case. I cannot imagine how it must have felt for the mother to have a hostile attorney go into chambers with no reporter, why was a portion of the trial in chambers with no court reporter??????

    Too many questions and we all know that the transcripts will not answer a damn one of them.

    The transcripts in this case will only bring more questions and answer nothing and Attorney Ani should know that. Don't use that to tarnish the mother.

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  26. LMAO, Transcripts = Truth. #wrong
    Na na, a bigger investigation is needed in this and so many other cases.
    This mother and her children deserve better, all mothers do. If the transcripts get published then publish EVERYTHING. No truth will be found in the transcript, not on this case. Shame on whoever said that.

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  27. I find it absurd that Ms. Ani really believes that the court transcripts will tell the whole story of what happened. I find it even more absurd that Ms. Ani is complaining that all information should be looked at, but yet she is insisting that the court transcripts will reign supreme and reveal the truth.
    This sounds like she only wants her side of the story to be looked at.
    These transcripts will be no holy grail, if there was no trial brief or evidence filed for the mother.

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  28. This lawyer should not be able to defend any person in her life anymore.
    Look for another job is thé best advice. She does not belong to court.

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  29. I would expose this liar and fake all over all social media for exactly what she is!!!

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  30. I would really like to see the truth this fake Atty. has. She was out to line her pockets never her intention to represent just to steal her clients money. Very deceitful and your a thief!! I would expose her all over FB, contact the news media and put her lying self out there.

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  31. Jennifer Ani - the lawyer who took the oath and failed to practice it on multiple occasions has also slandered my best friend's husband and is also known to do prescription pills. She from what I hear, deserves to be disbarred and Ms. Cassidy's case should be revisited by a person of law that does not have a blindfold on or is high.

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  32. Jennifer Ani is a well known attorney and is looking for publicity for high profile cannabis and CPS cases. I just read up on her.
    The father in this case that physically beat his children and uses and abuses cannabis and alcohol. Maybe Ms. Ani personally sided with the father and put that before her duty to fight for her client.
    Ms. Ani is answering no questions is suddenly quiet, because none of us are stupid enough to believe that the transcripts will prove anything. Shame on you Ms. Ani, for further damaging Roisin Cassidy. Get over your big over blown ego.

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  33. Attorney Jennifer Ani has so far failed her client Roisin Cassidy and appears to be further attempting to damage Ms. Cassidy with a transcript from a court case that human rights activist would find laughable.
    Ms. Ani did you throw your client M. Cassidy under the bus? Were you too busy on the publicity trail with the Shona Banda case?
    Ms. Ani you have been openly critical of Shona Banda's first attorney for not presenting evidence that you have deemed critical. However, you are quick to attack when you are held to the same standard that you expect from other attorneys. This attorney is the pits of hell.

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  34. Roisin deserves to have her children. As what she told me in the past that the Father is abusive. He used to hit her and the children. I believe that she needs to fight that good fight and not give up

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  35. Realized by chance, I read it I understand that
    the lawyer of Mrs. Cassidy has colluded with
    ex-husband.
    He STOLE tricking money, making her believe that would help in getting the custody of the children!
    No law would take away their children to a caring mother.
    In my opinion the husband of Cassidy has corrupted JUDGES AND LAWYER.
    SHAME!!
    Children need to be with her mother,
    even if the father has the right to see them, no judge has to take the children to an honest mother.
    EXCUSE MY BAD ENGLISH

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  36. Dear Mrs. Cassidy
    Denounces all FBI
    IL his lawyer has just stolen money
    is corrupt, despicable action done in his own hurt

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  37. As a person who has run a legal services agency -- where lawyers genuinely try to help clients rather than ripping them off -- and who also endured a ten-year slog through the family court system, Ani's conduct is all too familiar but nonetheless unethical. She and those of her ilk should lose their bar cards for malpractice.

    Even if McGeorge is not exactly a T14 law school (currently ranked #144 by USNWR) I'm sure they taught Ani that her first responsibility is to her client. I am stunned by her reference to "three succinct, salient facts." Not sure what she is trying to convey with this innuendo, other than to slander her client, but even if her client was a serial killer it was still incumbent on her to present the case in a manner that advantaged her client. I can only guess that she was somehow intimidated or blackmailed by Perlmutter or one of the other parties. Again, unethical, but is anyone surprised?

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    1. It's absolutely obvious what happened. Attorney Ani was either incompetent or was paid to throw the case. Now, that people are looking into it she was to change the topic.

      Notice that Attorney Jennifer Ani does not deny that she tried to have herself removed and that a judge found that she did not have a reason to remove herself.

      Notice that Attorney Jennifer Ani can't deny that she did not file the proper paperwork, because she knows that it is a matter of public record.

      So, what does Attorney Jennifer Ani do? she implies things, she plays games with words, all the while trying to deflect away from the facts.

      No one should ever hire Attorney Jennifer Ani.

      If there is any justice at all, this case will be investigated.

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  38. For years there have been rumors about Ani's drug use. Have to wonder if maybe drug use played a part in Ani's erratic behavior.

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  39. The breakup of a family is one of the most harrowing experiences in life. What kind of society allows greedy lawyers and mental health professionals to heap further financial on emotional hardship on people in this situation. This greed and corruption is part of a rot that is spreading through Western democracies. Yet those at the top wonder why people are angry.

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    1. Alas, it is our own ignorance that gets us into this situation. Our constitution protects something called "the sanctity of the family" which means that a family actually has the right to decide whether or not they want to solve their problems by surrendering that sanctity and asking for the court to make decisions about the family. If we want to help others not get in these horrible situations where we are allowing our children's lives to be decided by people who really don't care about our children, but only about the money and prestige they gain from winning cases, we will never affect a change. I want to push for a warning that states: "beware, if you file any documents with this court asking for the courts help, you are surrendering your right to your family's sanctity and giving the power to the court for them to decide the fate of your family." I believe if more families knew this, they would go to arbitrator's, not the court, to reason things out (for a lot less money, I might add), and then simply file their own divorce terms and custody decisions like filing a deed to a house, Our problem is that we are trusting an unethical system to behave in an ethical manner. The fact that attorneys make more money when there's more conflict, is, in itself, a conflict of interest that results in thousands of dollars being paid to them for very little or no resolution. We all, even those in high conflict, need to wise up and learn to hammer out our own custody arrangements, and our own decisions for our children if we don't want to go through this kind of heartbreak and loss of property and money, and risk of losing our children's mental health and sense of security.

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    2. I would dispute your statement that arbitrator's are cheaper. I doubt that considerably. Many of the people now going into the role of mediator or arbitrator in the State of CT are the very same corrupt judges and attorneys who have been destroying the lives of family court litigants up to this point. You can be darned sure they aren't going into this area of the law in order to make less money. In addition, there is a large group of attorneys in the State of CT who advertise as collaborative attorneys--each and every one of them on this list is known to work as attorneys in the most high conflict divorces across the state. So just because a practice has a label on the door doesn't make any difference at all. These people are psychopathic individuals who lie without conscience from morning until night. In the end, you could spend considerably more working with an arbitrator of a mediator that you do if you simply go to trial. What is more statistics indicate that women, in particular, do considerably better financially if they simply go to trial.

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    3. You are probably right that many attorneys would only consider this as nothing more than another tactic to persuade people to think they are doing something in their best interest. Still, I am a woman who has been through hell in the court system, and, yes, I have my two children, but I had to fight false allegations and spend most of the money I would've had for their college educations, just keeping them in a safe home. Granted, with an ex who is a narcissist, I don't think "reasoning things out" is much of an option, but I still think that are many people who just know they can't stay married, that could resolve and decide their own custody arrangements and their own property settlements. I, in fact, had a first marriage when I was young where we just knew it was a mistake. For the total amount of $435.00, we hired a paralegal and came to an agreement and filed it with the court and it was done, so I know it can be accomplished. I just think people have gotten into thinking the court system is so difficult that they have to have a lawyer, and it just isn't true. I have seen many couples go before me in court who had no money and the judge had to help them figure it out. Far less conflict in those divorces because there were not attorneys there to make money off of their misery. Also, we have an attorney here in California who refuses to do anything but arbitration for a set fee of $29,000.00, which includes another attorney, and psychologists to help solve the power struggles. No hourly, just a flat fee that includes all filing costs with the court. It can be done by attorneys and this one said she wanted out of the adversarial system so she could be free to actually help people. She did say, though, that she can only help those who want resolution, not those who want to hurt and punish each other. Again, my main concern, though, is that I think most people have no idea that they are turning their lives completely over to the court system and they should know before they sign anything.

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    4. I think to put some perspective on this. Up until around 2000, based upon statistics provided by the CT Judicial Branch, each year there were approximately 30 or so high conflict custody cases. Around 2000-2001 the Governor's Commission was established and went around the State holding hearings in regard to custody issues in CT's family courts. The Commission consisted of some of the currently most notorious names in the corrupt CT family court system. After the Commission had completed its mission and published its report, high conflict custody cases steadily rose to the numbers we have today which are at approximately 3,600 or so each year. I would suggest that family court conflict, at least in the State of CT--I can't speak for elsewhere--is a family court industry generated problem. As always, there is a solid group that simply works out its differences with or without support as you mention. But the remainder, and the stats back this up, are victims of a family court professionals' scheme to defraud and exploit vulnerable family court litigants who rely upon them for support and guidance. These family court professionals deliberately generate conflict and legal difficulties for money. It is as simple as that. The mental health professionals, of course, are trained at manipulation and psychological force, and so they are particularly at fault here, which is why they are often called "Whores of the Court". But blaming the victims here is uncalled for when it comes to family court. The family court professionals who are involved in this scheme are highly trained, very intelligent, well connected individuals who have translated their exploitative schemes into a fine art that few are capable of even beginning to understand or resist.

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    5. Arbitration is a bunch of b******* 2 I took Jennifer Ani to arbitration to get my keys back and instead of telling the bar that she refused to bring a contract which is required by law as an attorney one of her family court Buddies basically said she work the right number of hours to earn that money and she got off the hook and didn't have to pay me back for doing nothing but filing an extension and wasting my f****** time

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  40. I found this review of Attorney Jennifer Ani, here is the link. Sounds like the same game.

    https://disqus.com/by/disqus_UA27SjXLzT/comments/

    Savannah be weary of the pro bono attorney Jennifer Ani
    DO NOT USE THIS ATTORNEY - After 3 weeks in the Caribbean she is trolling the public for donations to fund a CPS case she is fighting.
    In my case with her she took $2500.00 to argue a motion and only
    filed and extension then argued with me for weeks and told me I had to
    pay more money to get her to go to court!! I also asked for where she
    put my money in what trust account and she still will not provide me
    with that information, which the California Bar Association ethics state
    should be available, and how the money was spent and when she made
    withdrawals, according to the work that can be substantiated It was also
    forwarded to me that Ms. Ani was caught forwarding my confidential information to my ex-wive's attorney Gerogiann Rovai and leaking information that leads to violating business and professional code that could cause more litigation in my child custody case and lining her pockets and Rovai's pockets with more money.
    BEWARE SHE TALKS A GOOD GAME BUT IS UNSCRUPULOUS.

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  41. I asked an associate in San Mateo to looked up the court record. Between his visit to the hall of records and the online record I am just astounded by this case.

    If ever there was a case that called for review, this is it.

    Ms. Cassidy, I hope that you are appealing the custody order, and going to the Bar Association with this.

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  42. Wow Jennifer!!!! Looks like people are on to you and it's not just me. Jennifer Ani did this to me too and what's worse? She has been constantly stalking me in anonymous emails making fun of the fact that I lost visitation of my now 9 year old son whom I was protecting from abuse. But here's the real kicker, and Jennifer... I hope you're reading she withdrew from my case days before trial and told the judge she had my file in court and would put it in the mail. When I finally got the package (2 weeks later) it was full of court docs she pulled off the Nevada County Superior Courts website but wait, there's more the rest of the so called file was blank sheets of paper on thick card stock with the phrase @bye Felicia" handwritten on one of the blank pages. Luckily I was smart enough to be wearing gloves at the time so her finger prints are all over it.

    I've just been sitting back waiting for her to fall but there's more strength in numbers. #Warriors so guess what Jen? This isn't over, in fact it's only just begun.

    Oh and last but not least, she threw my case the day of my protective order hearing and even told the judge that she was high on Norco. Yes NORCO!!! She was so high that day the bitch could barely stand. This animal is a fraud but we can't even place her in the same category as a Cyote. She's a rodent who preys on good mothers why? Because she's a fucking drug addict. I've recorded conversations with Ani calling me crying about her husband leaving her because of it and her saying she was going to take her own life. All while supposedly peeping my case for trial. Who does that? This woman is sick. Thank you for this post, it's really good ammo to add to my State Bar Overseers report.

    To Jennifer Ani: Hell is hot! The Devil has a special place for you down there and it seems you can't get there fast enough.

    You better believe it is fcuking on!!!

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    1. You seem to be waiving confidentiality by simply commenting on this blog even without Roisin's permission. If you have a problem not having your voice heard in this forum, imagine how Roisin felt about not having her voice heard in Court in San Mateo, how frustrated she felt when you went into chambers without her present and did not have a court reporter present to record the proceedings. Having such a court reporter present is a very basic due process right that Roisin was entitled to. The fact that you did not make sure there was such a court reporter present to take down the proceedings in writing says volumes about the insincerity of your claims that you could explain yourself if you only had the opportunity. Your actions or lack of action speak for themselves.

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    2. Jennifer Ani is the most unscrupulous unethical attorney I have ever met and I work for over 250 attorneys, she never gave me a copy of my contract after taking $2,500. She never put my money in her trust account and then falsified billing to try and justify taking the funds and did absolutely nothing but file an extension in my case

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  44. I am one of Roisin's niece and I can tell you she is a great mom to her two boys, she used to spend all her time with them doing activites and taking care of them and their helth. She does not deserve to be seperated from them and us from our cousins. This situation is unfair. I hope justice will be done.
    Marlee Cassidy.

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  45. I was recently told about this by another mother in Burlingame. I don't know how this could have happened. But I do know that Roisin is a great mother who really loves her kids, and a lot of the kids here really miss them.

    It is deeply wrong to uproot two kids from their home and send them to an abusive father. And, before anyone asks, I do know Mr. Tyrrell. A lot of people in Burlingame do.

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  46. Why would Jennifer Ani violate the privacy of a client except to deliberately cause embarrassment? Unless her objective is to address what are the core issues in the case. So can Jennifer Ani really claim that Dr. Perlmutter acted professionally and that his reports are fair, objective and based on scientific methods? Is Jennifer Ani really claiming this? Is Jennifer Ani also claiming that my sister Roisin is so retarded that she is incapable of looking after her children? Has Jennifer Ani any reports where scientific methods have been used to prove this? Does Jennifer Ani claim that that the children are better off with Steve Tyrell, who, by his own admission has been totally negligent as a parent and who is a self confessed drug user? Can Jennifer Ani reassure us all that this is the case before she further threatens to betray the confidentiality of her client? Jennifer Ani was armed with sufficient evidence to totally discredit Dr Permutter and his dodgy piece of work. So can she reassure us as well that she was really wanted to fight this case and that she had no ulterior motive for throwing it? Jennifer Ani, please answer. Bernard Cassidy

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  47. Found out about this article because of Jennifer Ani's posts on Facebook. Sharing this with other mothers who have gone through the same thing.

    Ms. Ani, we're going to spread the word about you as far as we can!

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  48. After reading this article about Ms. Cassidy and her children, I decided to do a little more research on Attorney Jennifer Ani.

    I have collected and am reviewing the court record in another case she is handling. To say it is shocking is an understatement.

    Catherine, I will contact you soon with evidence on Attorney Ani. It looks like there is no need for confidential information. The public record is damning enough.

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    1. I hear what you are saying. Like a broken record Attorney Ani kept on insisting that Roisin allow her to defend herself with confidential information from the case, but in reality the public file says quite enough to damn Attorney Ani for her negligent and unprofessional behavior. I am in complete agreement with you. Attorney Ani keeps on implying if only you knew what I knew you would agree with me. She has no grounds to say that whatsoever.

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    2. I think that implication is defamation of Ms. Cassidy and probably a violation of Ani's professional ethics.

      I would post the names of the other cases here now, but I'd like to get all the information I can first.

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  49. Just heard about this from a friend. Read the article and comments. Looks like Jen Ani drew a lot more attention to this article through her posts here and on other sites!

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  50. Why is Jen Ani commenting and harassing Roisin on Facebook? She is behaving like white thrash. She should act in a more professional manner.

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  51. I was a client and do not believe that she is capable of litigation, she has no focus. A complete mess in my opinion.

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    1. And a hopeless alcoholic.

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    2. yeah she drinks and uses everyday. and calls up clients late at night when she needs attention. while that is unprofessional, it seems more that Jen Ani needs mental health help, and all these attacks are too much.

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  52. Attorney Jennifer Ani failed her client and damaged this mothers case. Jennifer Ani has been all over Fb harassing and stalking her former client. This attorney is showing serious signs of mental illness, she needs to be disbarred and get help.

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    1. Don't know her, but Ani's online posts looks unhinged...

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    2. Jennifer Ani is behaving like a pathetic fool in my opinion. What so called professional goes around her former client Facebook timeline and ask to have her privacy waived. Pathetic!
      I find her victim mentality to be shockingly narcissistic. It has been written online that this attorney threatens to leak clients privacy if they give her a bad review.

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  53. Jennifer Ani has cyber stalked Ms. Cassidy for a bad review. This in my opinion had a threatening appearance and harassment.
    Has Jennifer Ani done this before????

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  54. SMFH. I know Steve Tyrrell. If he didn't sue Jennifer Ani for leaking his mental health records to his exes entire family, then I believe Ani was paid off by him.
    I just have always got the impression that he suffers from some kind of paranoia.

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    1. Hold on... Jen Ani leaked Tyrrell's medical records?

      A few questions about that... First off, how would Jen Ani even have Tyrrell's medical records. And, why would she do that?

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    2. Dr. Ken Perlmutter administered mental health evaluations of both parents during the custody evaluation. Roisin Cassidy and Steve Tyrrell, both had mental health evaluations, not an unusual practice during a custody evaluation.
      It is normal practice for the opposing side to subpoena those records.

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  55. ok Now I understand that she had Steve Tyrrell's mental health records, that makes sense.
    Why did Jennifer Ani leak them to the entire Cassidy family? What was the purpose?

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    1. I don't know what happened, but i'm guessing Ani played a classic bait and switch.

      Bait: leak Tyrrell's mental health records as a way to say that Cassidy had a winning case and extract more money from the Cassidy family.

      Switch: throw the case and blame the failure on Cassidy.

      Why do this? It's an easy scam that just requires dishonesty, available victims, and a law degree. Not like working for a living.

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    2. Yes, all makes sense.
      But why is Steve Tyrrell not suing Jennifer Ani for leaking his mental health records?
      Stephen Tyrrell likes going to court and has openly declared that he is thinking of suing Robert Bruening of Viola Law.

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    3. I don't believe it is illegal to leak those records.

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    4. In California the evaluation raw data is protected as is the MMPI raw data. These can only be viewed by expert witnesses. Attorney Ani should not have been given the MMPI raw data also.

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    5. I see Catharine's point of view. If the records were going to be used as part of the defense in court anyway, how could they be considered private?

      That aside, I think the Bait & Switch argument is compelling. Attorney Ani uses the records as a way to say they have a good case, and then bails once she's been paid. That does sound like a classic bait and switch.

      Why is Tyrrell not suing Ani? probably because he doesn't know or care. If anything Ani did Tyrrell a huge favor by throwing the case.

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    6. This is where the actual law makes no sense. The evaluation and the evaluation raw data are seal, but then can me used in the public record in terms of declarations and motions filed with the court. These become public record.

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    7. The evaluation and the evaluation raw data are only sealed if the court seals them.

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  56. Clearly, what the record shows, is that Steve Tyrrell had made the mental health records an issue by using Perlmutters misrepresentations of the mother to alienate the children against their mother and undermine her authority. Otherwise, as you know, mental health records often become a matter of public discussion in a divorce simply because they are presented at trial. Keep in mind, again, if this was not clear to you, that Dr. Perlmutter misrepresented the results of Ms. Cassidy's mental health test results, and downplayed Steve Tyrrell's extensive use of drugs and alcohol and his abuse of the children. Quite naturally, under those circumstances, Mr. Tyrrell's mental health was clearly at issue and Roisin, unfortunately, ended up with an attorney who was stabbing her in the back in that area, as you so aptly point out. Mental health records often go public in divorce matters, and quite frequently end up in memoranda of decision that the court system then places on the internet. As I said, Judges frequently quote mental health records in their written decisions even though they are fully aware that they will end up on the internet available for the entire world to see. These documents which judges write often include diagnoses, and extensive descriptive detail, etc. from private and confidential evaluations, often down to what schools the children go to and where their home address is--all on the internet for any pedophile to read. This is a major flaw in the legal system. You are correct attorneys could limit the damage if they did their work properly, but as with Attorney Ani, they often don't.

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  57. So, this makes perfect sense to me. Ms. Cassidy is asking for and investigation.
    Even regardless of which parent would have custody. Ms Cassidy is then of sound mind and she wants Dr. Ken Perlmutter investigated for fraudulent reporting of her and Mr. Tyrrell's mental health.
    Fraud upon the court has no statute of limitations. I believe her and this whole case needs to be investigated for justice sake.

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  58. I have received information from social media users that Attorney Jennifer Ani is threatening to sue people that have shared this blog.
    This might be a reason why so many people have been afraid to publish negative reviews of her professional conduct. I am inclined to believe it, considering how she attacked her former client on this blog and on social media. I believe she is a bully and dishonest.

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  59. Jennifer Ani is a member of the AFCC, not many people know that and not many California attorneys are members. She does not advertise that to her CPS clients, because cps workers in California are also in the AFCC. She learned somewhere to rip off clients and monetize divorce.

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  60. Jennifer Ani and Ken Perlmutter works as a divorce industry insiders. AFCC members are affiliated with CPS. Big fake liars.

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    1. If you posted the entire manuscript on this website, I think there could be a problem with violating the privacy of the children involved in this case. I do think that the first couple of pages are very damning for Attorney Ani and I would certainly love to post those initial pages. The entire manuscript damns Attorney Ani, of course, and I'd love to have it out in the open. However, again, I would be concerned re the privacy of the children. Bottom line, Ms. Cassidy had to defend herself without an attorney because Attorney Ani was so incompetent and thus Ms. Cassidy's side of the story was cut short because of frivolous objections such as "relevance". I read the whole thing and it was very clear that Roisin Cassidy was doing her best in defending the best interests of the children but clearly she was the only one truly speaking for the children, and when the family courts are broken as they are in San Mateo, CA the outcomes are very unjust.

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    2. The idea that the transcript of the hearing does anything other than damn Attorney Ani even more is ridiculous.

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    3. I have the transcript of the trial for Tiffany Keeling. My understanding form the transcript is that Attorney Ani threw her client Ms. Keeling under the bus. Then was going to be a witness for the opposing side. Based on the transcript it appears that Ms. Ani told the opposing attorney that Ms. Keeling report from Dr. Gonda was not signed but forged. Ms. Ani was willing to be a witness for the other side again.
      There is some evidence that Jennifer Ani uses these same expert witnesses and they change their opinions to suit Ms. Ani's needs, if she is going to dump a client, they follow suit. I think that any attorney going up against Ms. Ani should refer to this when these experts are taken to trial.

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  62. JA. we will respond. your actions require it.

    kernel panic and sgv.

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  63. In my opinion this attorney is a narcissist and a paranoid drug addict. She gets pills from Dr. Gonda for ADHD. She babbled incoherently that she has even gotten pills from Gonda for her own daughter because she is too drunk and stoned to care for her. Her lazy waster husband is an alcoholic, she needs to keep him in liquor so she rips off clients.

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  64. Jennifer Ani recently lost a very public case where the ex step father kidnapped his adult ex step daughters child.
    Jennifer Ani actually lost that case that any idiot could have won. The mother is too stupid to realize that her attorney sold her out. It was a criminal kidnapping case and Jennifer Ani let it stay in family court, here is the laughable part, the kidnapper is not family. It was a kidnaping case.
    Jennifer Ani, can you please publish the transcripts of that case? We'd all love to read that one,.....let me guess, not filing evidence, no court reporter in chambers, where you sold her out your client. Jennifer Ani threatens and harasses anyone that would dare give her a bad review

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  65. Ms. Ani, I would rather see the transcripts from the trial where you lost the baby kidnapped by the Pakistani ex step father. The kidnapper tried to flee to Pakistan with the baby. You lost to the kidnapper that has a history of abuse. Please publish the transcript. Because we all know that you lied to the mother and told her that the case could not be appealed.
    Comedy day in law school should feature that transcript
    Why did you lie? You know it's not true, of coarse she can appeal. Who were you really working for in that case?

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  66. I am very familiar with the case of the Colorado baby that was kidnapped. How Jennifer Ani lost that case is beyond me. She is an absolute disgrace and needs to be stopped. How many more lives have to be destroyed before this horrendous woman is stopped. Ms. Ani, produce the transcript that we all want to see. You know the one we are talking about.

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  67. Where is Shona Banda's son? Have you won that case? Her son said he didn't want to live with his mother, so why does attorney Ani think she can do any better than the first attorney.
    You stated on Fb that you can do nothing if a kid wants to move, well Shona Banda's son has made it clear that he does not want to see his mother. Why are you leading her up the garden path? She may as well wait it out until the kid changes his mind.

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  68. Jennifer Ani publish the Colorado kidnapping transcript. How much did you get for selling that baby to an an abusive narcissist?

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  69. Tell Shona Banda that you can't win a case where the child does not want to live with its parent. Tell the people also donating to the case that you are too incompetent to win.
    You lost a simple kidnapping case to a Pakistani immigrant kidnapper with a documented abusive past. Publish the transcript of that case. The people that donated deserve to see it.

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  70. Attorney Ani, you already leaked Roisin Cassidy's transcripts to anonymous. Real anonymous anarchists don't collude with creepy stalkers like you. He has already been outed as a rat. both of you go to hell.

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  71. "Ani describes how that attorney failed to produce crucial evidence until the day of trial or just before."

    Quote from an interview with Attorney Jennifer Ani slamming another lawyer that represented Shona Banda. Proof that Jennifer Ani knew she was throwing Roisin Cassidy's case.

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  72. I understand the anger regarding how someone, I am hearing it was Attorney Ani, leaked Roisin Cassidy's transcript of her custody trial to the public. I think that the primary issue here is simply that doing so violates the privacy, particularly the medical privacy, of the children involved. I would simply say that any responsible attorney would see that and make sure that the transcript remained private. The bottom line is that there is a voluntary code of civility which attorneys are called upon to follow. This really entails not overstepping the bounds of decency in your behavior. By exposing the underage children's private lives to public scrutiny, as I understand Attorney Ani has done in releasing the transcript of the trial, this appears to overstep the bounds of decency. I am an advocate and I am really committed to supporting the best interests of protective mothers. However, my ethical standards prohibit me from doing certain things--releasing a transcript with children's private information on it would violate those standards. I think advocates, attorneys, citizens are called upon to protect the vulnerable, and if anyone has that power, I would urge them to do whatever is necessary to protect the interests of the children by pulling the transcript off the internet wherever it has been placed. The bottom line is, as I believe one commenter has stated, Attorney Ani herself violated the California Professional Rules of Conduct and the opposing attorney stated that within the first few pages of the transcript and the judge agreed. I don't know what more needs to be said or read regarding the matter. I think the real culprit, therefore, is pretty obviously Attorney Ani and that is something any objective reader can see within the opening minutes of the trial. So the remainder of the transcript is really unnecessary to expose to public scrutiny. This is just a reasonable opinion from a blogger who has seen these situations unfold repeatedly over the years.

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  73. I do however believe that the interview quote from attorney Jennifer Ani demonstrates that she knew how damaging not presenting evidence was in a case.
    This in my opinion shows intent to damage her client. The only motive I can think of is a payoff from Stephen Tyrrell who is wealthy enough to pay her off.

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  74. Why did the abuser in this case get the kids? It makes no sense.

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    1. Abusers are getting custody of children all over the country in family court proceedings. Currently estimates are that 58,000 are in the custody of the parents that abused them. The Leadership Council has a discussion of this phenomenon which is located at the link below: https://www.leadershipcouncil.org/1/pas/dv.html

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    2. If you read the transcript, one of the primary reasons Roisin lost custody of her children is because she didn't have a driver's license. That's the kind of trivial nonsense that the Court came up with.

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  75. I saw a posting that said that the father used a leather belt on the kids and was pulling their hair and pinching and squeezing their necks. Isn't that child abuse?
    She had to be even worse for the courts to give custody to him, there has to be more to this story.

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    1. I think if you have been following this posting, what happened is that Roisin had an attorney who did not do the job of presenting that evidence to the court and so the court was not informed. Because Attorney Ani failed to obey court rules, Roisin wasn't able to present either the expert testimony in the case or provide the documentary evidence which she had prepared for trial. If you look at the information regarding 58,000 children placed in the the hands of abusers each year and a family court that is largely father friendly, the kind of outcome that occurred in Roisin's case is not unusual. If you are unsure regarding the truth of what I am saying, I would recommend you purchase the two books I've written in regard to these unjust outcomes in family court cases and/or read the over 2000 blogs on the subject here on this website. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me.

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    2. Maybe the father paid money for this outcome. It does not sound right.

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    3. A simple investigation of Ani's accounts might shed some light. I'm guessing they are deliberately obfuscated.

      I'm also guessing that Ani frequently asks for cash payments to keep things off the books. Wonder if her past clients have any paper trail on that kind of thing?

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  76. It is my opinion that Jennifer Ani is no longer capable of taking a case to trial. Running into chambers where no holds are barred and $deals$ are done, does not make you a competent litigator.

    Judging by this transcript she is not capable of an effective cross examination, or else she was paid off. I would be very interested in the transcript of the Colorado kidnapping case. Both mothers should appeal, that is their right and any attorney that states differently is high or lying.

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  77. She lost custody and is now bitter. Mothers do not lose custody, unless they abuse their children.

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    1. I'd be bitter too if I lost custody for the kinds of frivolous reasons brought before the Court. I also want this point very clear, no one accused Roisin Cassidy of abuse of her children ever--not at any time. If Roisin had abused her children, then Child Protective Services would have been called in and there would have been a report. No such thing ever occurred with Roisin. Furthermore, it is important to note that mothers do lose custody for many reasons aside from abuse. What I'm beginning to think is that there is a troll on this line of conversation.

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    2. The idiot who claimed, "Mothers do not lose custody, unless they abuse their children," really has his/her head up his/her backside. Since Cassidy lost her kids and she not only never abused them, she was never even accused of abusing them...

      In fact, the opposite is true, the father admitted both verbally and in writing that he had physically abused both children on a number of occasions. Including violently beating them with a belt.

      Good luck pulling your head out... fool... or is it Jennifer Ani?

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    3. Is Her Troliness, Jennifer Ani, back again?

      You'd think she would have realized by now that each time she posts here or on social media it blows up in her face and more people turn against her.

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    4. Maybe Her Troliness thinks that by attacking Ms. Cassidy she will frighten her other victims into silence.

      Have to wonder if Jennifer will stay true to form and mess with the record.

      Ms. Cassidy, good luck getting your file from Ani. You'll either get blank paper or she'll play games like pretending she did not get your emails requesting the file.

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  78. Interesting point... Ms. Cassidy, if you read this message, have you asked for your file from Jennifer Ani? And, has Attorney Ani given you the file?

    let me guess. She sent you part of the file but left out the key things you're asking for. right?

    What ever you do, don't agree to have her mail it to you. She'll just send blank pages and you won't be able to prove it. She's a real piece of work.

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    1. Ms. Cassidy, did you ever get your records from Attorney Ani?

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    2. I've become aware that Attorney Ani is now refusing to give you your complete records. I posted about this weeks ago, because it is standard practice for Attorney Jennifer Ani.

      There is no legitimate reason for an Attorney to withhold records.

      Next you can expect her to selectively leak records, transcripts, and emails that she think will harm your case and reputation. Including things that will embarrass your children. This will be done to intimidate and silence you.

      Unfortunately, this has worked for Attorney Jennifer Ani in the past. So, why wouldn't Attorney Ani continue the behavior?

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    3. Roisin Cassidy has posted on her social media accounts about Attorney Ani and her shenanigans with giving over the file. Apparently Attorney Ani has even copied the opposing attorney Christiana Samuels on these emails. Do we need any more evidence of collusion and a set up?

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    4. I find it disgusting when a family court attorney colludes with the opposing side in facilitating a custody switching scheme. For shame!

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    5. Interesting... What possible reason could Attorney Ani have for copying the attorney for the other side?

      I can't think any legitimate reason, but if Attorney Ani wanted to harass and intimidate this would be one more way to do it.

      Sure sounds like the California Bar Association should be made aware of Attorney Ani's refusal to release the records to Ms. Cassidy.

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    6. When Jennifer Ani copied Christiana Samuels, was Samuels still the attorney of record in the case?

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    7. I'm not sure why that matters--confidentiality remains even after the representation is over.

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  79. We support you, Ms Cassidy.

    - Anonymous Viet Nam.

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  80. There is a Colorado baby that was kidnapped by an exhusband of the bio grandmother. This man kidnapped the child and along with his attorney got the case into family court. Jennifer Ani came on to represent the mother, who was over once accused of abuse or child neglect. In fact CPS cleared the mother of any wrong doing. Jennifer Ani did not make any attempt to move the case to criminal court. Jennifer Ani threw the case and the child is now in the hands of the kidnapper. My belief is that Jennifer Ani along with many others got a fat bag of cash for this case. Jennifer Ani has gotten very quiet now that everyone wants to see the transcripts of this trial. Jennifer Ani selling out her clients is nothing new, she also has threatened anyone that has ever attempted to come forward and dare to give an honest review of her. This does not surprise me how she is now bullying Ms Cassidy.

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  82. Attorney Ani is on twitter saying that her client Autumn Taylor's files were stolen. She really has a screw lose in my opinion.

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  83. I came across this article because Jennifer was discussing the case online. After reading the article and thinking about what Jennifer has been saying, I'm beginning to wonder about her mental state.

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    1. Ms. Ani your have displayed enough inexcusable behavior towards your client in the malicious way you have stalked and harassed Ms. Cassidy on social media. You have an obligation to your client and your client has a right to zealous representation. You treat your client like she is sub human and not deserving of legal representation. This is racism not a payoff, it is something like a deep hatred for Ms. Cassidy. Shame on you Attorney Ani.

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    2. Racism? Deep hatred of Ms. Cassidy? Why?

      Had Cassidy and Ani even met before this case? Aren't they the same race?

      Your post simply doesn't make any sense, and i have to wonder if you're not a troll who posts nonsense to distract from the obvious problems in this case. Attorney Ani had every opportunity to file the necessary paperwork before trial and chose not to. Attorney Ani, tried to have herself removed from the case the morning of the trial and the court determined that she did not have any legitimate reason to remove herself.

      Attorney Ani not only guaranteed a loss for Ms. Cassidy, but serious sanctions from the court.

      So, it sure looks like Ani nailed her client, but the reasons she did it are far from proven. The limited evidence suggests money was the reason. But like I just said, that's not proven.

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    3. What I suspect happens from observing this phenomenon for a considerable time period is the judge will telegraph his intention to the counsel who is representing the targeted person such as Roisin. The judge will go on a rant that the TP has bad character, or will rule against the TP in a simple straightforward matter where the judge should have come down on the side of the TP. The attorney, recognizing that the Judge has already made up his or her mind, not wishing to be on the losing side, will then try to get out of the case. Usually, these situations are pretty obvious and any observer will recognize what is going on when it happens.

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  84. This is so sad and yet I know as far fetched as it sounds and as far as our imaginations have to reach to believe this is not only possible but actually very common in family court it is the truth. I am an all American boy. Eagle Scout, football, baseball, ice hockey, outdoorsman, hard worker, and loving father to two amazing young women. I salute the flag, respect the law, love my country and would lay my life down if needed to defend the freedom this country has guaranteed me. Five years ago I would have never believed what was going on was possible on the scale it is happening at. I would have wrote stories like this off as over exaggerated accounts and one sided half truths. If I did actually look at it and saw that the story was entirely accurate I would have written it off as unfortunate and blamed it on system error and chalked it up to a rare event and certainly not the norm. One thing that has been the hardest for me to accept in everything I have been through during my journey through hell with the family court system here is not so much what the court has done to me and my children. While the things they have done are horrible. The things they have put my kids through and continue to put us through are horrible. The hardest thing for me to come to terms with is that this is not the exception but the rule. This is happening on a massive scale and everyone involved knows it. It's seems so far fetched that someone removed from it who has never seen it first hand and been through it would never believe it. This stuff is done out in the open and no one seems to care besides the ones getting ruined. The system in power to serve as the check and balance, to oversee, to right these wrongs when committed know what's going on and they do nothing about it to deter or stop it. In the beginning of my trip through hell I shared 50/50 custody (for which I spent my entire net worth to get). There came a time and a situation I'm not going to get into in a public forum where my children were being abused by their mother. I had no more money to funnel into my attorneys pockets but scraped and found enough to take this issue to court. The mediator completely blew off the issue and essentially said go to co parenting again like that will help stop the abuse. Why they mean to say is you need to get comfortable with the idea of the thing you hold most precious and near to your heart being abused. (I'm talking major abuse here). Anyway the judge sided with the mediator and the opposing counsel and put the order in temporary denying my plea for help despite police reports confirming my claim. It was sent to trial. In speaking with my attorney after that hearing it was as off she didn't care, as if she was numb to what had just happened. I said what now? How do I help my kids? Her response to me was "you're out of money in escrow. Pay me $100,000 and you'll have your kids" I said I don't have another $100,000 and she said then get real comfortable with the order because that's what it takes. I asked if she was saying I could buy my kids and she just looked at me as if to say yep that's exactly what I'm saying. We live in a country where kids are for sale and being traded for dollars in a multi billion dollar a year industry. To anyone who hasn't been through it I'm sure I sound nuts and to everyone who has been through it I know you're nodding your head saying "Yep". We need to stand up and put a stop to this evil that is allowed to happen. My case doesn't end here the but this is a small taste of my life and my personal experience with the family court system. My heart goes out to anyone and everyone who has been abused by this system. Hold your head up and stay strong. They can't ignore us forever.

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  85. This would be comical if not so sad. The boys are in a much better place than with the Roisin.

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    1. I am not sure what is comical about fraud, but perhaps you could enlighten me.

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    2. If you know first hand about the children then you have a bias and are a troll somehow related to Stephen Tyrrell. Please elaborate. If the mother is so bad then why was fraud and not facts used to discredit her?

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    3. This is a family that I have known for sometime. I truly believe that the mother in this case was legally harassed and abused for years. She loves her children and they loved her. Shame on San Mateo corruption.

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    4. Stephen Tyrrell admitted to using a belt on his young child. I know for a fact that Stephen Tyrrell accused Attorney Robert Bruening of slander and false allegations of child abuse. Stephen Tyrrell filed a complaint with the CA bar against Attorney Robert Bruening and the CA bar did not agree that Attorney Bruening was guilty of slander when he accused Stephen Tyrrell of child abuse. How can these poor innocent children be in a better place? Unless you condone beating children with a belt.

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    5. It is pretty blatant that you are either Stephen Tyrrell or some one related to him. Either way it is likely that you are connected to Stephen Tyrrell and you have no objection to Attorney Jennifer Ani's unprofessional conduct. Is this an indication that Stephen Tyrrell is pleased with Attorney Ani's conduct? Maybe she was paid off!
      I am of the opinion that none of this is comical, but very well might be criminal.

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  86. "This would be comical if not so sad. The boys are in a much better place than with the Roisin."

    Prove it.


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    1. I'm pretty sure the documents has proven it over and over ... smdh

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    2. See, there you go again, Lying Steve, not one shred of proof. sad.

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  87. Yeah, the post sounds just like Steve. Coward using the kids to attack Roisin.

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  88. hey Catharine,

    time to get out of the basement or is it the ward. all these brave anonymous "facts". the kids are in a much better place

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    1. Catharine is writing about whether Jennifer Ani failed her client or not. She is basing this on facts. You have made statements based on nothing but hot air.

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    2. The article is based on facts.

      Tyrrell does nothing to refute them. He does not address even one assertion from the article.

      Obviously, the article got under Tyrrell's skin or else he would not be posting. He probably read the second article and realizes that he has a real liability, and is probably going back to court.

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    3. One thing about trolls like this person (who I won't assume is Tyrrell even though that's likely who it is) they post things that are irrational and lack any basis in fact, and when questioned they just repeat their statements.

      The troll made a statement and when asked for evidence provided none.

      The troll then lied about the lack of evidence in the above article. fact: the public record at the courts proves that Attorney Ani did not file papers on time. fact: Attorney Ani tried to have herself removed, and was denied by the judge. There are many other facts that are verifiable in the publicly available court records.

      So, troll, your turn. prove your point, or shut up.

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    4. Lying Steve is an angry little man. 5 foot 7 with shoes on. sad.

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    5. The scum of the earth that could only win custody by paying off the evaluator and the mother's lawyer. Filthy pigs lick toilet seats of San Mateo judges.

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    6. seems like some self hate and self projection if the best you can come up wity is that she is "in her basement"... she seems totally fit and dedicated to me and much of the community. ....and who ever you are hiding behind your logged ip (lmao) is the only unstable one to be spoken of

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  89. Stephen Tyrrell dated Lara Lighthouse who works for Burlingame school district to circle the wagons around Roisin in the first trial. The father dumped Lara Lighthouse when he did not win his first legal attack on Roisin. Who does that?
    Calculated sociopaths are impossible to win against in the American legal system, it is the way it's set up.

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  90. Here is one simple fact for all the self righteous snow flake dupes who obviously don't work kind of like Ms. Cassidy.

    She WANTED Perlmutter to do the 2nd evaluation, not Tyrrell who objected and was over ruled by the Court.

    Ani was and is an incompetent charlatan but people such as yourselves attract such parasites. Keep up the good work.

    Love all the lack of reviews for your "books" Catharine.

    For all you "trolls" and snowflakes, time to grow up and maybe get out of mommy's basement.

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  91. Ms. Cassidy certainly did not pay off anyone to stop discovery. Ms. Cassidy must have had some great evidence against you that you went to so much trouble to block it.

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  92. Lying Steve is back again. He has short man syndrome, so anyone who dares to disagree with him is a, "snowflake," or, "charlatan", or some other term he read on his alt-right web sites.

    Well, Lying Steve, you can to lie to children, but the rest of the world can and does check facts. The facts stated in the article are verifiable. So, you can do all the name calling you want, facts are still facts, and they don't favor your position.

    Now come clean for once in your life little Stephen. Did you pay bribes? If so, how much did it cost?

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  93. Please do not use these two children to hurt their mother. Mr. Tyrrell you are showing severe signs of being a narcissistic alienating parent.
    You have taken the children from a loving mother, she was willing to co parent. The children have been hurt enough by your spiteful actions. Leave the children out of this, they have nothing to do with the topic of Jennifer Ani's alleged malpractice.

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