Easley & Marquis / Awful company
Any litigant, witness and/or attorney who has been on the opposing side of a case with Sharon Easley knows that Easley is a mean-spirited opponent who delays divorce cases with antics, destructive flamboyance, and fear. Easley intimidates opposition witnesses and counsel alike and feels no reservation about misrepresenting facts to the court and others. Easley uses 'Rambo' and 'Hitler' style tactics and litigation to get what she wants as Easley thinks everything should happen 'the Sharon Easley way'.
Easley files false and malicious motions with the court so she can create conflict and keep herself gainfully employed. Anyone who experiences Easley filing continuous motions against them needs to file a Motion for Sanctions and have Easley sanctioned for her malicious prosecution and abuse of process. Easley uses court motions, discovery and interrogatories to go on a 'fishing expedition' so she can fabricate and create 'allegations' which have no basis of fact or evidence to substantiate them. It all translates into billable hours.
Easley is not a good attorney and likes to fire at will upon any target of opportunity which appears on the legal landscape. Good attorneys mediate and do not like litigation or have time for it. Bad attorneys, like Easley, use litigation to keep themselves gainfully employed.
The one consistent theme that runs throughout Easley's motion papers is her use of personal attacks and unduly inflammatory language in her certifications and briefs. Use of such language does nothing to assist the court in deciding the merits of a motion, wastes judicial resources by requiring the court to wade through the superfluous verbiage to decipher the substance of the motion, does not serve the client's interests well, and generally debases the judicial system and the profession.
Easley crosses the boundary of legitimate advocacy into personal recrimination against her adversary. Easley creates conflict rather than resolving it because conflict translates into billable hours. Easley makes your divorce worse, rather than better, and damages both spouses and the children. The only sure way to keep Easley from ruining your life is to not hire her as your attorney and be prepared, if you are on the opposing side, for her unethical tactics and malicious abuse of process so that she does not make your divorce costly, lengthy and full of conflict.
Do not let Easley take control of your divorce. She will try to take control and basically tell you to 'sit back, trust her and let her do the job you are paying her to do'. This is a big red flag and you might as well give Easley a blank check and tell her to fill in the amount when she is finished. Take control of your divorce and make Easley be accountable to you and do not let her initiate any actions or proceedings without your written consent.
Anyone who has experience with Easley and her tactics and has suffered emotional duress and/or financial loss should do one or more of the following:
1. File a grievance with the State Bar of Texas.
2. Consult an attorney who handles marital torts, if you are the opposing side, and pursue tort litigation against Easley and your ex-spouse. The common marital torts are: fraud, constructive fraud, malicious prosecution and abuse of process, parental alienation, aiding and abetting, conspiracy, spoliation, conversion, forfeiture, perjury, assault and battery, rape, transmission of a venereal disease, interference with custody, breach of fiduciary duty, intentional destruction or disposal of property, harassment, invasion of privacy, wiretapping and recording conversations that recorder is not privy to (this is a felony), false imprisonment and civil RICO. Easley likes to aid and abet her clients to commit marital torts because she can then screw the opposing spouse and accomplish the motives and wishes of her client. She conspires with her clients to commit marital torts so she makes sure she is paid first and gets her money.
3. Consult a malpractice attorney if Easley represented you and you have suffered financial and/or emotion duress because of Easley's unethical tactics of malicious prosecution, intentional tort abuse and abuse of process. In the event your spouse / ex-spouse sues you for a marital tort then your only defense will be to cross countersue your attorney for legal malpractice. If you acted based on the directive of your attorney and justifiably relied on what Easley told you, then malpractice will work as your defense. Malpractice will not be a defense if you and Easley conspired to commit the torts and Easley aided and abetted you. Easley is well known for executing tort conspiracies to defraud the opposing spouse and create conflict so that she can generate 'billable hours' for court time.
4. Check your statement and scrutinize your charges in detail. Easley likes to initiate actions without her client's consent. Dispute and refuse to pay any items that you did not authorize or agree to. Also compare your statement from Easley against your spouse's attorney's statement, if possible, and make sure Easley is not billing for phone time or correspondence with your spouse's attorney that never happened as she is known for doing this.
Many divorce lawyers do not discuss marital tort actions with their clients. This applies to Easley because she does not want you to know that she is going to 'screw' and 'rob' you and your ex-spouse by using and advising her clients to commit marital torts as a means to an end. Some lawyers who specialize in the field of tort law believe that when a divorce lawyer fails to explore the possibility of a martial tort action with a client, that the lawyer has committed malpractice.
The entire controversy doctrine is a legal theory that, in some states, requires a litigant to bring all his or her claims from the same series events or with the same parties in one action. The statute of limitations for filing a marital tort suite is generally between three to five years from the date of discovery by the injured party.