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WorldPeace review: John Worldpeace is a skunk w/o the stripe down his back

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A consortium of clients and former employees has been formed to let all users know that there is a big stinky skunk in our midst named John Worldpeace, the owner of WorldPeace/Meteor Web Design and he is looking to take advantage of you, the innocent person who mistakenly buys a website and never gets it or the developer who never gets paid for his work…

He will make up every excuse in the book on why you don’t have a website or why you haven’t received your paycheck! This man could teach Gordon Gekko a thing or two! Future employees ask him why he has iron bars all over his house!

John Worldpeace is a skunk w/o the stripe down his back!

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Feb 04, 2020 3:14 pm EST

Thanks for the warning. I got an email from him today. Feb 4, 2020

Jul 16, 2017 11:43 am EDT

This dude is CRAZY - Do NOT buy a website from him. RUN!

Jul 15, 2013 10:05 pm EDT

Yeah, he's still playing the ### game in Albuquerque, hiring people and then firing them unpaid a few weeks later. His shop on Montgomery looks deserted, though, so maybe he's decided to lay low for awhile. Just in case anybody wants to go by and tell this loser what they think of him:
"The art gallery and business office at 4055 Montgomery, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109, is open by appointment only. The main phone number is [protected]. Email is"

May 08, 2013 1:38 am EDT

He's in Albuquerque now pulling the same stunts. Look up Twenty Twenty Web Design on Montgomery...he's a serious loser.

May 08, 2013 1:03 am EDT

Yeah, he's been doing the same thing over and over: hiring young girls, then not paying them. Here's his current contact information, in case anybody else want sto file a complaint with the city of Albuquerque: Business office at 4055 Montgomery, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109. The main phone number is [protected]. Email is

Dec 29, 2012 5:51 pm EST

I am a former employee of this slimeball. He fired five teenage girls right before Christmas this year to get out of paying them. He is now located in Albuquerque and heavily in debt to his employees. This guy is the WORST. I responded to one of his postings, then worked for him three weeks and never received a check. Then yesterday, he sent me home saying he is not sure he can pay me. Unfortunately he still has an employee there waiting and hoping she'll get paid, but there is plenty of evidence on the web to the contrary.

Oct 28, 2012 11:06 pm EDT

Forgot to mention he's posting jobs in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Oct 28, 2012 11:04 pm EDT

Yeah, John Worldpeace, artist, web designer, disbarred attorney is now posting jobs for his newest web design company, Twenty Twenty Web Designs. I found the following interesting information for this, er, person:
John Worldpeace
Current phone: [protected] (Houston, cellphone)
Previous phone: [protected]
Previous Email:,

aka John Ellis, Kenneth Edward Wolter
Age: 64

5901 Wyoming st Albuquerque, NM, 87109
1231 Heights Blvd., Houston, TX77008

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World Peace Advocacy Website:

Art Website:

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Calling On the Governor
WorldPeace wages telemarketing terror in his quest for office
AAA Comments (0) By Mark Donald Thursday, Jan 3 2002
You've come home from work -- late as usual. Dinner is done; your wife is frustrated; the kids are out of control. It's time to get them to bed, but they haven't even been fed. The phone rings and you pick up, hoping for a pause in the disaster. Although the prospect of a pushy telemarketer seems oddly quieting, what you hear instead is downright disturbing.
The caller identifies himself as John WorldPeace, and you're thinking Hell, another charity solicitation. Then the voice says he is running for governor of Texas as a Democrat. You try to interrupt but realize it's an automated message. You start to hang up, but don't, drawn in by his Texas twang and the venom he suddenly spews.
"The Texas Democratic Party is in peril because 60 members of its executive committee have endorsed 'Don' Tony Sanchez as its gubernatorial candidate four months before the primary. This is the same Don Sanchez who laundered $25 million in drug money through his Tesoro Savings and Loan and then cost the taxpayers $139 million to clean up the mess after he sent Tesoro into bankruptcy." Talk about defamatory. "This is the same drug-using, Mafia-friendly, Vietnam-era draft dodger and Republican turncoat Tony Sanchez who gave Bush $350, 000." Talk about your quick kill. "It is time to cut the Sanchez cancer from the Democratic Executive Committee…It is time to send the likes of Don Tony Sanchez to jail, not to the governor's office…God save the Democratic Party in Texas. Vote for WorldPeace."
Yeah, more like WorldWar.
You have just had your first exposure to the scorched-earth gubernatorial campaign of John WorldPeace, father of four, trial lawyer, spiritual seeker. Although the Sanchez campaign brands John WorldPeace "a crackpot" and his messages "fraudulent, misleading and complete lies, " it should not mistake the man's resolve. But how can a candidate with no money, no name recognition, no party backing and no political experience have a chance of winning a contested statewide primary? Houstonian John WorldPeace is banking on two tactics that seem oddly incompatible: autodialed messages intended to savage his opposition and a funky name intended to convince voters to visualize WorldPeace -- at least for governor.
Texas politics has certainly had its anomalies, those unorthodox few who have defied the odds and become serious candidates. There was convicted perjurer Don Yarbrough, who claimed that God told him to run and who became a Texas Supreme Court justice because voters confused him with famed Senator Ralph Yarborough. There was unpopular Dallas Judge Charlie Ben Howell, who had a habit of suing his opponents and whose perennial candidacy finally numbed voters into electing him into office. And in more recent times, there was Victor Morales, the everyman candidate for U.S. Senate who captured the Democratic nomination by running a no-frills campaign out of his pickup truck.
Enter John WorldPeace (the lawyer formerly known as Kenneth Edward Wolter), whose name smacks of a publicity stunt but was legally changed 14 years ago, he says, after much spiritual soul-searching. "I determined that if I changed my name to WorldPeace, that when people said or read or heard my name, they would have to think about world peace for just a second, and that would increase peace on the planet."
World peace, however, is the last thing WorldPeace thinks about when he enters the courtroom. "I am extremely tenacious and aggressive and irritating, " he says. "I am not a pacifist. I am willing to get down in the dirt and fight."
He did some legal work for Houston businessman Dan Kerr, who owns OneNet, one of the largest automated phone dialers in the country. Kerr has done "political dialing" for many successful candidates -- Kay Bailey Hutchison, Phil Gramm, Jeb Bush -- but mostly during "get out the vote" drives in the waning days of a campaign. Never had a campaign been run solely on autodialing until Kerr persuaded WorldPeace to run for governor.
"I told him, 'With a name like WorldPeace, people are not going to forget you, ' " Kerr says. "I suggested the governor's race because Texans like to elect ordinary people -- not career politicians -- as their governor." And this political season would be anything but usual. "George Bush moved to Washington and took all the heavy hitters with him. And the Democrats have been in shambles for ten years."
With Kerr as his campaign manager, WorldPeace signed off on an unconventional race, one that would rely extensively on Kerr's sophisticated autodialing technology. "All political consultants believe that the only way to get elected statewide is to build your name ID by spending millions on radio and TV buys, " Kerr says. "But I can call the entire state of Texas" -- five to seven million phones -- "every two weeks to get our message out."
Approximately half the prerecorded calls are answered by machine, and a high percentage of those answered in person result in hang-ups. "Even if they do hang up, the message is structured so they first hear my name and what I am running for, " WorldPeace says. Since announcing his candidacy on his Web site in January, he has made 15 million "connects" with Texas households, incorporating nearly 30 blistering messages, which can be immediately changed to respond to the shifting political scene.
"Our strategy was to get his name out there, " Kerr says. "And to take out any competitors in the primary by disabling them so heavily they become a walking shell."
Aside from the "loon" factor (any guy named WorldPeace has got to be an aging hippie, a head case or both), there is also the possibility of backlash by going for the jugular even before the January filing deadline. "It's the ultimate irony, a bomb-thrower named WorldPeace, " says former Dallas County Democratic Party chairman Ken Molberg. "In Democratic circles, they don't speak about him much, and when they do, it's not favorable."
The Tony Sanchez campaign refuses to even acknowledge that WorldPeace is a legitimate candidate, dismissing his phone harangues against Sanchez as "so misleading they are laughable." Sanchez communications director Michelle Kucero maintains that her boss was cleared of any wrongdoing in the Tesoro Savings and Loan collapse by three governmental agencies years ago.
But that's just the kind of denial that WorldPeace will incorporate into his next prerecorded message to slam Sanchez at the rate of 200, 000 calls a day. "If we are hitting an opponent correctly -- hitting them hard -- there is no way for them to respond to the dialers, " Kerr says. "Traditional media take too long, and by then we have anticipated what their response will be and changed our message."
WorldPeace believes autodialing levels the playing field, enabling him to compete with Sanchez and his millions of dollars. It can also be irritating, and unless you put a face with the voice, it's far too impersonal to impart a good sense of the candidate.
At 53, WorldPeace, who calls himself a "blue-dog Democrat, " knows he eventually will have to step out from behind his dialers. He feels confident the positive parts of his message -- peace-loving, drug-free, justice for all, regular guy -- will prevail. "When people see my name on the ballot, they will not be able to resist, " he says. "I mean, psychologically, who can vote against WorldPeace?"
Disbarred lawyer found to be in contempt of court
FRI 07/30/2004 Houston Chronicle, Section B, Page 2, 3 STAR Edition

John WorldPeace, a disbarred lawyer and occasional candidate for political office, was found in contempt of court this week for ignoring a state district judge's order to stop practicing law.
WorldPeace, who legally changed his name from Kenneth Wolter, appealed the verdict to the 14th Court of Appeals.
A jury sentenced him to three months in jail for each of seven instances of acting as an attorney after his disbarment and to six months for 10 other instances.
He also was fined $500 for each violation. If WorldPeace serves jail time, it probably won't be more than 18 months, the limit for contempt convictions, State Bar of Texas officials said.
WorldPeace refused to participate in the trial, saying he was not told of his legal rights, including his right to a lawyer.
He said he was not served notice of the trial until Monday, when he appeared in court after being subpoenaed as a witness.
WorldPeace was disbarred for accepting money from clients without performing legal services, said Jed Molleston, assistant disciplinary counsel for the state bar.
WorldPeace failed to comply with a judge's order last year that he turn in his attorney's license and State Bar membership card.
He also was accused of failing to inform courts in which he had cases pending that he had been disbarred and to return client files.
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Posted on 05/09/2006 by water
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Worldpeace web design advertised in the Houston Press for web designers and internet marketers.

I responded to the ad by faxing my resume. Suddenly heavily recruited by Worldpeace web design sales director Steve Nelson, I was interviewed multiple times including a two-hour inteview with Worldpeace web design owner John Worldpeace. During this interview, I became a little suspicious about Worldpeace Web Design after the owner, John Worldpeace, explained his son was the only web "designer" on staff. His son lives in Thailand (or some other impoverished country) and Worldpeace Web Design relies on cheap outsourced labor from the country where his son lives.

The only "employees" Worldpeace Web Design is looking to hire are telemarketers. The primary job of "employees" is calling local and non-local companies to sell Worldpeace web "design" services from the garage of the owner, John Worldpeace.

Here is what any potential employee needs to beware of - Worldpeace Web Design pays the staff in cash each day to avoid any IRS tax issues. This is also an issue when "employees" arrive at work each day to find out if there is enough petty cash to pay for the hours worked. If there is not enough cash, "employees" have a decision to either go home or risk working a day without any pay.

Well, as you have probably guessed, four months after leaving the company I have yet to be paid.

The reason Kay Worldpeace gave was "the check is in the mail" (laugh). After repeatedly calling, I informed Kay Worldpeace that I have not received any check, she says that she will not issue a "second check" because I could be holding the "first check" so that I could cash two checks!...WTF? Then I suggested canceling the "first check"? Kay Worldpeace then says it cost too much to cancel a check with her bank and she will not mail another check...and she hung up the phone?

I have always heard of people being screwed by scam employers but I never thought it would happen to me.

Texas Bar (Disbarred 2003):
• Bar Card Number: [protected]
• Work Address: 2620 Fountain View Dr Ste 106

Houston, TX [protected]
• Work Phone Number: [protected]
• Primary Practice Location: HOUSTON, Texas
Current Member Status
Not Eligible To Practice In Texas (click for detail)
• In cooperation with Justia
License Information
• Bar Card Number: [protected]
• Texas License Date: 05/10/1985
Practice Information
• Firm: John Worldpeace atty at Law
• Firm Size: Solo
• Occupation: Private Law Practice
• Practice Areas: Consumer
• Services Provided:
o Hearing impaired translation: Not Specified
o ADA-accessible client service: Not Specified
o Language translation: Not Specified
• Foreign Language Assistance:
None Reported By Attorney
Law Schools
Law School Graduation Date Degree Earned
University Of Houston 08/1984 Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Public Disciplinary History
State of Texas*
Sanction Date of Entry Sanction Date
Start - End Probation Date
Start – End
Disbarment 08/27/2003
*NOTE: Only Texas disciplinary sanctions within the past 10 years are displayed. For sanction information beyond 10 years, information about a specific disciplinary sanction listed above or to request a copy of a disciplinary judgment, please contact the Office of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel at [protected]. There is a $15.00 fee for each disciplinary judgment copied.
Other States
Sanction State Sanction Date
Start - End
None Reported By Attorney
• Statutory Profile Last Certified On: 05/19/2003
Civil action (Trademark Infringement):
U.S. District Court
CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 4:04-cv-02094

Bill Heard Enterpris, et al v. Worldpeace
Assigned to: Judge Lee H Rosenthal
Demand: $100, 000
Cause: 15:1125 Trademark Infringement (Lanham Act)
Date Filed: 05/26/2004
Date Terminated: 07/22/2004
Jury Demand: Plaintiff
Nature of Suit: 840 Trademark
Jurisdiction: Federal Question
Bill Heard Enterprises Inc represented by Mark A Sanders
Attorney at Law
11451 Katy Fwy
Ste 501
Houston, TX 77079
Fax: [protected]

Bill Heard Chevrolet LTD represented by Mark A Sanders
(See above for address)

Landmark Chevrolet LTD represented by Mark A Sanders
(See above for address)

John Worldpeace represented by John Worldpeace
1231 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX 77008

Date Filed # Docket Text
05/26/2004 1 COMPLAINT by Bill Heard Chev LTD, Landmark Chev LTD filed; FILING FEE $ 150.00 RECEIPT # 544803 (part 1 of instr. #1) (bchurchill) (Entered: 05/26/2004)
05/26/2004 1 MOTION for preliminary injunction, and for permanent injunction relief by Bill Heard Chev LTD, Landmark Chev LTD, Motion Docket Date 6/15/04 [1-1] motion, 6/15/04 [1-2] motion, filed. (part 2 of instr. #1) (bchurchill) (Entered: 05/26/2004)
05/26/2004 2 Order setting Initial Pretrial and Scheduling Conference on 8:45 8/27/04 before Judge Lee H. Rosenthal and Order to Disclose Interested Persons, filed. Parties notified. (bchurchill) (Entered: 05/26/2004)
05/26/2004 COMMISSIONER OF PATENTS AND TRADEMARKS, AO-120, ntfd. (bchurchill) (Entered: 05/26/2004)
05/26/2004 3
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE: Show Cause Hearing set for 4:00 6/11/04, entered; Deft is Ordered to show cause why a preliminary injunction should not be granted, pending a final hearing hereon. Parties notified; ( signed by Judge Lee H. Rosenthal ) (khightower) (Entered: 05/27/2004)
06/07/2004 4 RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to John Worldpeace 5/27/04 filed. (khightower) (Entered: 06/09/2004)
06/08/2004 5 CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PARTIES by Bill Heard Enterpris, Bill Heard Chev LTD, Landmark Chev LTD, filed. (psmith) (Entered: 06/14/2004)
06/09/2004 6
ORDER reset show cause hearing for 5:00 6/23/04 before Judge Lee H. Rosenthal, entered; Pltf mus tprovide a copy of this order to deft as no appearance has been entered. Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Lee H. Rosenthal ) (khightower) (Entered: 06/15/2004)
06/10/2004 7 MOTION for Rule 11 Sanctions by John Worldpeace, Motion Docket Date 6/30/04 [7-1] motion, filed. (part 1 of 2) (khightower) (Entered: 06/16/2004)
06/10/2004 7 RESPONSE by John Worldpeace to [1-1] motion for preliminary injunction, [1-2] motion for permanent injunction relief, filed. (part 2 of 2) (khightower) (Entered: 06/16/2004)
06/23/2004 8 MEMORANDUM by Bill Heard Enterpris, Bill Heard Chev LTD in support of [1-1] motion for preliminary injunction, filed (psmith) (Entered: 06/25/2004)
06/23/2004 9
Minute entry: SHOW CAUSE HEARING held. Apps: M Sanders; J Worldpeace. The [1-1] motion for preliminary injunction is GRANTED. Motion hearing set for 9:00 6/29/04 for [1-2] motion for permanent injunction relief . Counsel will submit an order by 6/24/04 . The [7-1] motion for Rule 11 Sanctions is DENIED. terminated deadlines Ct Reporter: K Metzger . (psmith) (Entered: 06/25/2004)
06/23/2004 10 Exhibit list by Bill Heard Enterpris, Bill Heard Chev LTD, filed (psmith) (Entered: 06/25/2004)
06/24/2004 11 OBJECTION to [1-1] motion for preliminary injunction by John Worldpeace, filed. (khightower) (Entered: 06/25/2004)
06/25/2004 12 NOTICE of intent to offer declaration and business records into evidence by Bill Heard Enterpris, Bill Heard Chev LTD, Landmark Chev LTD, filed (khightower) (Entered: 06/28/2004)
06/28/2004 13 NOTICE of intent to offer declaration and business records into evidence by Bill Heard Enterpris, Bill Heard Chev LTD, Landmark Chev LTD, filed (khightower) (Entered: 06/28/2004)
06/29/2004 14
Minute entry: Permanent Injunction hearing held. Apps: M Sanders, W Tribble f/pltfs; J Worldpeace, pro se. Counsel will submit a proposed order to the court. Exhibits are admitted, as stated on the record. Witnesses: D Fullen, L Gary, P Wright, M Ross, J Worldpeace, and M Donnelly. Ct Reporter: Kathy Metzger. (amaly) (Entered: 07/01/2004)
06/29/2004 15 Exhibit list by Bill Heard Enterpris, Bill Heard Chev LTD, Landmark Chev LTD, filed (amaly) (Entered: 07/01/2004)
06/29/2004 16 Exhibit list by John Worldpeace, filed (amaly) (Entered: 07/01/2004)
06/29/2004 17 MOTION for directed verdict by John Worldpeace, Motion Docket Date 7/19/04 [17-1] motion, filed. (amaly) (Entered: 07/01/2004)
06/29/2004 Deadline updated; denying [17-1] motion for directed verdict. (denied orally at the permanent injunction hearing held on 6/29/04, as stated on the record) (amaly) (Entered: 07/01/2004)
06/29/2004 Deadline updated; granting [1-2] motion for permanent injunction relief (as stated on the record at the hearing held on 6/29/04, order to issue) (amaly) (Entered: 07/01/2004)
07/01/2004 18 OBJECTIONS to pltf's proposed final judgment and order for permanent injunction by John Worldpeace, filed. (amaly) (Entered: 07/02/2004)
07/22/2004 19
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER granting [1-2] motion for permanent injunction relief, entered. Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Lee H. Rosenthal ) (amaly) (Entered: 07/22/2004)
07/22/2004 20
ORDER GRANTING PERMANENT INJUNCTION AND FINAL JUDGMENT, entered. Parties ntfd. ( signed by Judge Lee H. Rosenthal ) (amaly) (Entered: 07/22/2004)
07/22/2004 Case closed (amaly) (Entered: 07/22/2004)
07/29/2004 21 BOND FOR INJUNCTION $ 25, 000.00 Texas Bonding Company by Bill Heard Enterpris, Bill Heard Chev LTD, Landmark Chev LTD, filed. (amaly) (Entered: 07/30/2004)
08/02/2004 22 MOTION for new trial by John Worldpeace, Motion Docket Date 8/22/04 [22-1] motion, filed. (ltien) (Entered: 08/04/2004)
09/07/2004 23
ORDER denying 22 Motion for New Trial, terminating 22 Motion Docket Date .( Signed by Judge Lee H Rosenthal ) Parties notified.(leddins, ) (Entered: 09/07/2004)

Biography (from personal website):
1948 - Born Kenneth Edward Wolter: April 24, 1948, 9:55 PM, Houston, Texas
1966 - Graduated Waltrip High School June 1966
1969 - Married Sandra Lyn Morris - May 1969
1970 - Graduated with Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Houston, August 1970.
1970 - Drafted US Army October 1970, trained as infantryman, promoted to rank of E-5 Sergeant 1971
1971 - First child born July 1971, Stephanie Anne Wolter, Houston, Texas
1971 - September 1971 stationed in Vicenza, Italy, SEATF.
1972 - May 1972 discharged from US Army Fort Dix, New Jersey.
1974 - March 1974, Second child born, Brian Edward Wolter, Houston, Texas
1975 - July 1975, Third child born, John Marshall Wolter, Houston, Texas
1976 - December 1976, Fourth child born, David Morris Wolter, Houston, Texas
1977 - July 1977 returned to college to study accounting.
1978 - Acquired Chartered Life Underwriter and Charter Property and Casualty Underwriter
1978 - Graduated with Bachelor of Accountancy, 5 year degree, University of Houston
1978 - August 1978, entered University of Houston College of Law.
1981 - January 1981, began Bookkeeping business.
1984 - August 1984, Graduated Law School.
1984 - November 1984 purchased 1200 client tax business.
1985 - Passed the Texas State Bar
1985- May 1985, opened Kenneth Edward Wolter Attorney at Law
1987 - February 1987 divorce final between Kenneth and Sandra Wolter
1988 - April 1, 1988, (April Fool's Day and Good Friday) Kenneth Edward Wolter makes a personal comittement to change his name to John WorldPeace and begin his WorldPeace Advocacy.
1988 - September 1988 Brian Wolter moved in with JWP, October 1988, Elizabeth Kay Goldman Long moved in with JWP as his wife, October 1988 John Wolter moved in with JWP, . December 1988, David Wolter moved in with JWP.
1989 - Stephanie Anne Wolter ran away from Sandra Wolter, got pregnant and then married and eventually divorced.
1990 - January 1, 1990, John WorldPeace marries Elizabeth Kay Long in private ceremony, Houston, Texas
1990 - John and Kay move with John, Brian and David to Olethe, Texas, 17 miles from Groesbeck to take care of Kay's ailing father.
1991 - June 1991, Charles Goldman, Kay's father dies.
1992 - June 1992, Kay sells her interest in the farm to her sisters and moves with John WorldPeace and his sons back to Houston.
1993 - January 1993, John and Kay WorldPeace and John and David Wolter, move to Broomfield, Colorado, to get away from harassment of Sandra Lyn Wolter.
1994 - John Wolter graduates from High School and joins U S Marine Corps.
1995 - Brian Wolter comes to Broomfield, lives with John and Kay for 2 months and joins U S Marine Corps.
1995 - David Wolter graduates from High School and joins U S Marine Corps.
1996 - John and Kay return to Houston and John reopen's his law practice

Apr 22, 2011 9:04 pm EDT

Seriously, this dude is still in business? He was convicted of a federal crime in 2007 and served a year in jail. Bankruptcy fraud, suing his own church, physical assault ... this dude has done it all. This fellow has all the signs of some sort of mental disorder - stay away!