Second of a series
The Nevada State Bar could be compared to the Culinary Union, the Carpenters Union, or even the Police Protective Association or any other labor union where the members pay their dues for protection that seldom exists; lawyers also pay the “union dues” to the Nevada State Bar making others wonder how the Nevada State Bar can take actions against those who help paying for the physical address of the office, and most likely help pay for the State Bar Counsel salary.
Supposedly the State Bar is under the watchful eyes of the Nevada Supreme Court who, since January 2017 has taken possession of the State Bar “decision to suspend the attorney in this story, Scott Holper, but has not make a decision as of yet.
When contacting the Supreme Court for a comment on attorney Scott Holper’s issue for this article, Las Vegas Tribune was reminded that the Holper case is an open case and they cannot comment on open cases.
Holper has been accused by clients of not doing his job, for missing court days, for not showing up in court, for being rude and acting unprofessional, but he is still working because the Nevada State Bar is waiting for the Nevada Supreme Court to rule on his case.
Scott Holper has been accused by employees for being disrespectful, for being abusive, for making them work with no overtime pay, for embarrassing them in front of clients and not covering the payroll in a timely manner.
Attorney Holper has been in the Henderson court many times, not representing his clients but to answer his own charges for domestic violence, burglary and coercion.
In 2012 Attorney Scott Holper was involved in a several-hours-long standoff with the Henderson Police SWAT team at his home.
Scott Holper’s case has been on the Supreme Court agenda since January of this year (2017) and it would be fair to ask if the Nevada Supreme Court is waiting for Attorney Holper to lose his common sense once more and hurt someone again before the higher court confirms his suspension by the Nevada State Bar.
The Las Vegas Tribune newspaper has not yet found any indication that someone in either of these two entities is protecting Attorney Holper, but while asking, we learned that he has pleaded to charges for not maintaining workmen’s compensation.
In 2013 Scott Harper’s landlord, Peter Lorenz, filed an order of protection in Las Vegas Justice Court against Holper because he feared for his life after repeated threats and intimidation; in the application for the protected order, the landlord stated that “the building will never be rented again” and used profanity, making the real estate agent fear to come to work.
Scott Holper’s father and stepmother also had filed an order of protection in Clark County District Court Family Division after the younger Holper was soliciting someone that could hurt his father’s wife.
One individual knowledgeable on Scott Holper’s behavior that refuses to give her name — afraid that Holper may retaliate against her — told the Las Vegas Tribune that Holper was out of control and on many occasions behaved erratically.
Next week, the Battle of the Attorneys, when Holper and another local attorney in the same field attack each other and file charges against each other, dragging judges, attorneys and their staff as well as other individuals that have become connected in one way or another with Scott Holper into it.
In the meantime, perhaps the Nevada State Bar is waiting and hopingthat the Nevada Supreme Court finds time and the good sense to rule in the six-month-old Scott Holper case.