Roger Choate, the father of the two children harmed by the incompetent, unethical,
and immoral behavior of the two lawyers listed below, contacted Fletcher Schrock
in order to have them reprimanded and prevent this injustice from happening to other
children. Mr. Schrock told Roger that lawyers were Mr. Schrock's primary concern,
not children! see the Choate story: http://www.kyfathers.org/stories/cho/default.htm
The following email is one of several between FATHERS' president Mike East and local
prominent attorney Fletcher Schrock. It is self explanatory. This was sent March
In an email reply yesterday you told me "The attorney's job is to represent his or
her client as vigorously as possible within the bounds of the law. The system works
as long as the attorneys zealously represent their clients and the court fairly adjudicates
each matter. Attorney's and judges are governed by ethical guidelines to regulate
their conduct. I feel I am doing my part to insure ethical conduct by serving on
the Kentucky Bar Associations Ethics Committee and serving as a "Ethics Hotline"
The following bar complaints were filed with the Kentucky Association Bar against
Natalie Bash and Sara McGee in their failure to protect Roger Choate's two minor
children, Matthew age 10, and BreeOnna age 8, at the time. All of this information
is posted on Roger's site: http://www.kyfathers.org/stories/cho/
Sara McGee had access to all of these witnesses the same as FATHERS, yet Sara McGee
representing Roger Choate failed to inform the court of this child abuse. Sara McGee
failed to file emergency orders protecting the children. Roger had to file the restraining
orders himself. When I confronted Sara McGee regarding her failure to protect young
Matthew and BreeOnna, Sara McGee raised her voice to near yelling and quit. McGee
didn't even refund Roger's $2500, putting him in a position of not being able to
afford another lawyer and having to fight to protect his two minor children from
abuse and beatings all by himself!
Natalie Bash represented the mother and had full knowledge of these reports, affidavits,
and signed statements of child abuse. I, Mike East, personally handed her a copy
of the 11 statements that are listed on Roger's site: http://www.kyfathers.org/stories/cho/
Natalie Bash did not respond to all of Roger's requests for information, interrogatories.
Natalie Bash lied to the court on a key issue. When Roger made the statement that
the mother left the children alone unattended while at work at Sonic, Natalie Bash
told the court very harshly that the mother did not work at Sonic at that time. Natalie
Bash had in her possession the mothers interrogatories stating that the mother did
in fact work at Sonic at that time.
Natalie Bash battered the children's grandmother so badly while on the stand that
the grandmother stated she couldn't think and didn't know what she could say and
not say. To this Natalie Bash responded, "Well I guess I'm doing my job then".
Is it your opinion Mr. Schrock that for a lawyer to badger a grandmother trying to
protect her grandchildren from abuse by her own daughter to the point that the grandmother
can no longer think or speak, morally and ethically correct by modern legal standards????
Have you any idea how difficult it was for this grandmother to take the stand against
her own daughter in order to protect her grandchildren????
These complaints were submitted to the KY Bar and the Bar did nothing, thus stating
by silence that this is acceptable behavior by your modern legal standards.
Because of the complete failure of these two lawyers young BreeOnna Choate age 8
had to endure another year of beatings and abuse. It was up to her teacher to protect
her by turning the mother in for child abuse. These lawyers negligence, incompetence,
and unethical and immoral behavior even put young BreeOnna's teacher in a terrible
position of having to protect this young girl and placed a strain on the over worked
school system as it is!!
Once again Mr. Schrock, how can a man of God who is on the Kentucky Bar Associations
Ethics Committee allow this to continue??