I have seen a few angry lawyers in court, but Chicago Thomas Guadagno, 66, may take the cake. Guadagno has agreed to a month suspension of his license after calling opposing counsel “gay scum” and a “child molester,” among other bizarre statements.
In one cited incident, he told a client not to hire an attorney because the man had a “sexual torture chamber in his basement.”
Guadagno was charged with disorderly conduct after a sheriff deputy said he was yelling that another attorney was “gay,” a “scumbag” and a “homosexual” and would not stop when told to do so by the deputy. He was sentenced to six months of court supervision and ordered to take an anger management class.
He primarily handles traffic cases, according to the article below.
Such sanctions are not unique. In 2008, an attorney was suspended in part for using such comments as “Louisiana Department of Injustice,” “spear chucker,” “human scum,” “goon squad” and “vermin.”