Previously Jaded JD and J Sarge examined what appeared to be professional misconduct on the part of Jad Sansour and Gill & Gallinger in a letter that they sent to BVBL threatening legal action on behalf of the campaign of Steve Chapman. Manassas Journal Messenger reporter Kafia Hosh asked Faisal Gill about some of these questions and wrote:
The letter raised questions about the validity of Chapman’s legal representation, Gill and Gallinger. For one, there was a misspelling in the letterhead. The letterhead used was a draft because the firm is going through a corporate reshuffle, according to Chapman’s spokesman Faisal Gill, a partner at Gill and Gallinger. “We were just going through a whole change,” he said. Gill also said an associate typed the letter.
Since then, Sapentia LLC has ceased advertising legal services. The previously unknown law firm of Gill & Gallinger has established bare-bones websites (here and here) but the New York office referenced in the letterhead of the initial threat has mysteriously disappeared. And no reference is made on these websites regarding who the attorneys are in this firm and where they are licensed to practice as the rules of professional conduct would seem to require.
The domain name “gillandgallinger.com” has not been registered.
The address listed in Irvine California for Gill & Gallinger appears to be that of Bimbo Bakeries USA. Not being familiar with the area, I don’t know if there are other establishments at that address.
The phone number listed for the St. Louis office matches the number for a company called “I Bridge Solutions” at the same address. The second floor of this building is that of a virtual office space provider called Unique Venues which would seem consistent with Gill & Gallinger’s choice of office space in Washington.
This law firm would probably be a lot more credible if it could write a letter or file a pleading that didn’t contain misspellings, instead of trying to establish “virtual offices” in locations where there is no evidence that they are licensed to practice law. Given the performance of this firm so far, as well as the performance of Faisal Gill as a campaign spokesman, it’s worth it for Steve Chapman to revisit the advice he may have received regarding the advisability of continuing this lawsuit.
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