Texas resident LeAnn Cyr has filed complaints against attorney, captive insurance pundit and
Forbes.com contributor Jay Adkisson with the State Bar of Texas Chief Disciplinary Counsel, Office of the General Counsel of the Oklahoma Bar Association, State Bar of Nevada, State Bar of California and State Bar of Arizona. As discussed HERE, her grievances against Adkisson are rooted in factually incorrect comments he made concerning her and her affairs that were published by Forbes:
The [Forbes] article was written as an opinion piece, but, according to Cyr, was really an insidious way for Mr. Adkisson to promote his own services at his private practice firm of Riser Adkisson LLP by using their case as an example of “what not to do” with respect to family trusts. However, in recounting the allegations against Cyr, he lists many of them as foregone conclusions, misleading readers that they were statements of fact. In truth, nearly every allegation against the Cyrs has already been dismissed in a series of crushing blows to the plaintiffs in the case. The most substantial claims of fraud and illegal transfers never occurred, but at the time of the article, most of the issues hadn’t been argued in court. Since then, many of the accusations have been dismissed in “Motions to Dismiss” filed by the defendants” attorneys, not even surviving long enough to see the light of day in court.
CIC Services has long called Jay out publicly for his abject unprofessionalism which is often evidenced, as it was here, by slanderous and mean-spirited attacks on others made for the purpose of his own self-promotion. For the real scoop on Jay Adkisson, see our exposé articles HERE, HERE and HERE.
When it comes to Jay Adkisson, it’s reader beware. Read between the lines!
Jay Adkisson just can’t stop himself. And apparently Forbes isn’t going to stop him either. But the various state bar associations just might. Regardless, we’ll continue to keep the public informed of Jay’s misleading and self-serving commentaries on tax, asset protection, and captive insurance related issues.