January 10, 2013
It is now public knowledge that the Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson, P.A., a Florida foreclosure mill, has been ordered to be shut down and closed pursuant to a Consent Judgment with The Florida Bar, which also suspends the lead attorney for 91 days and found that an attorney in the Firm was paid $1.00 for each of the thousands of Affidavits “robo-signed” outside of the presence of a Notary and without that attorney having knowledge of what was being signed, which Affidavits were filed in courts. The Bar has stated that it is “the lowest point” in the foreclosure process.
Like the prior closure of the infamous Law Offices of David J. Stern, P.A. (which was formerly the most active Florida foreclosure mill which left over 100,000 foreclosure cases in limbo when the office shut down), the closing of Marshall Watson will leave tens of thousands of foreclosure cases without counsel and thus “up in the air” to be re-routed to other Firms, assuming they will accept them. With the legal infirmities in these files, no other Firm may want to take on a file from a Firm which has been found (and admitted) to have created fraudulent foreclosure documents. Many of the Stern cases still have not been re-assigned to this day despite that Firm having been out of business for over a year.
Jeff Barnes, Esq., www.ForeclosureDefenseNationwide.com