Alan D. Freer of Solomon Dwiggins Freer & Morse is using the law to rob from the elderly. As a member of the Nevada bar and a lawyer who has worked under Alan D Freer for several years my statements are offered as direct observation of the corruption taking place in Nevada against senior citizens.
Alan Freer who is a partner of Solomon Dwiggins Freer & Morse represents Jared E. Shafer Las Vegas’ former public guardian who according to his statements is the richest guardian in Nevada. This report will explain how Jared Shafer acquired his great wealth. Mr. Shafer was a public official in Las Vegas serving as Clark County’s public guardian from 1979 through 2002. During that time he earned an annual average salary adjusted for inflation of $54,247.32. A financial investigation of Mr. Shafer’s portfolio of investments reveal Jared Shafer owns through several partnerships 8 parcels of key commercial property in downtown Las Vegas, 6 apartment buildings located in Nevada and Utah, and 3 private senior care homes. All of these properties do not include his private dwelling.
It is impossible to acquire property at this level on the salary Jared Shafer earned between 1979 and 2003 when he retired from public office. When I joined Mr. Freer’s firm, Solomon Dwiggins Freer & Morse Mr. Freer and Dana Dwiggins, senior partners in the law firm advised me that I would be representing Mr. Shafer. Ms. Dwiggins told me Shafer was the firm’s most profitable client. She explained Mr. Shafer was a gateway to senior estates worth in excess of $300,000. Alan Freer went to great lengths to explain Jared Shafer’s behavior, which he characterized as a bit strange. I was told I should make accommodations for his anti-social actions. At first Mr. Shafer appeared to be two people, a person who talked to himself, picked his face, and constantly bit his finger nails.
On other occasions he appeared as a politician who could be very charming. As time went on I observed corruption at a level, which most people would find unimaginable. Documentations of large bills sent to clients for work, which was never completed. Billings of telephone conversations, which didn’t occur, visits to wards, which were never made, extended times for services such as charging a client for 3 hours at $225 per hour to obtain a $15 credit for a gas bill. In addition I was offered a chance to buy a wards house under the market price with an opportunity to resell it at market value if I split the profits with Freer & Shafer and completed paperwork in the manner Jared Shafer wanted. Witnessing these activities caused a great deal of stress.
One evening while at a dinner for members of our firm, I decided to ask Alan Freer about all of these things I had personally witnessed. Alan said “I learned very early in this business from Jared Shafer, bill the families large amounts. Bill often and high so they can’t fight back. Jared said they must know who is boss. If a family fights triple the billings. Families must understand we decide what they will receive from their estates. If they give Shafer a problem, nothing will be left.” Freer went on to say, ”intimidation, altered documents, and total disregard for the family’s wishes is our best weapons.” Freer said ”most families will fight in the beginning, but in time with the help of Commissioner Jon Norheim and Judge Chuck Hoskin, we will destroy their will to fight.”
Freer continued by saying “it is important to make families believe everything, which has occurred is their fault. The guilt combined with the heavy-handed courts is enough to send the most persistent trouble maker directly into therapy and that is where we want them.” This conversation was enough for me to leave this corrupt field of the law. Within six hours resumes were leaving my computer. I was brought up as a strict Catholic and I will not judge Mr. Freer and the group. I know this kind of corruption against middle class seniors is not for me. Unfortunately this was not the end to what I was to witness.
On a hot Wednesday in June of 2009 I accompanied Patience Bristol to visit one of Jared Shafer’s wards who lived in a senior care home in Henderson. When I returned from the bathroom I witnessed Patience Bristol injecting the lady we were visiting. I asked her what she was doing? Patience replied I was giving her a vitamin shot. Patience is not a licensed nurse. I didn’t know this fact at the time Patience was administering the medication. Two months later this lady grew very sick and died. All of this information has been turned over to the police, FBI, and the Department of Justice. I am leaving the name of the ward out for now because an investigation against Patience Bristol is in full progress.
As someone who has worked in Nevada family law I believe the time has come to expose the corruption, which has been taking place in Nevada for over 30 years. The Internet is full of articles from numerous sources providing extensive information about the activities of Jared Shafer and his group. These articles are from: the Las Vegas Journal, Inside Vegas, Las Vegas Tribune, The Las Vegas Times published before 2000, Channel 3 news Las Vegas, Channel 13 News Las Vegas, The Los Angeles times, and several well written private blogs. I hope readers will understand the large number of articles and material about Jared Shafer and his group do not come from one source. Please Google Jared E Shafer Las Vegas, Jared Shafer PFSN, Patience Bristol, Judge Chuck Hoskin Las Vegas, Commissioner Jon Norheim, and corrupt guardians Las Vegas to gain a full perspective as to the gravity of the corruption being committed against our senior citizens.
Ask yourself these questions, who could not cry watching 90 year old Hollywood super star & producer Mickey Rooney telling his story before the U.S. congress of exploitation by people he trusted? Do we lose our citizenship rights just because we get old? Is this what our constitution wanted for our seniors? If your answer is yes, please quietly walk away and take no action. If you believe our constitution applies to seniors, use your right of free speech. Inform as many people as you can about the dangers older people face in Nevada located in the country they believe to be the United States. Information is power and the proper use of it is in all of our hands.