My Fax to Atty Black at the IARDC today!

Dear Readers;

One of the things that bothers me in a most major respect is how Ken Ditkowsky can be accused of lying about the Sykes Probate Case when in fact Ms. Black at the ARDC has shown no knowledge of the facts of the case.  It makes it look like she was “told to” file a complaint against KD without any facts before her.

Now, as an “ordinary” licensed lawyer, I would get in big trouble for that.  No, let me correct that, HUGE HUGE trouble for that.  In federal court they have Rule 11 where you can be sanctioned if you do not first make a reasonable investigation of the facts or the BS your client has told you.  In state court, it is a different rule, but nonetheless, an important rule.  Believe it or not, lawyers cannot actually file claims and lawsuits just based upon pure client BS.

So what is Ms. Black up to and why is my question to her.  She admitted in her answers to KD’s Requests to Admit that she did not have sufficient facts really to determine if many of the statements made in her complaint against him were true or untrue.

So, the intrigue continues.  I have told her KD is telling the truth.  I know the family and I know Gloria.  The Probate Proceeding was non jurisdictional and railroaded.  What happened?

so please read on below and I will in fact publish all those transcripts on this blog and post a page with links.


take care



Attn:Lea Black
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JoAnne M. Denison, Pat.      Atty.  Reg.  No.  34,150
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May 10, 2012

Re:     JoAnne M. Denison ,  In relation to Cynthia Farenga’s Complaint AND
Kenneth Ditkowsky, the Sykes Probate matter
PLUS my request to open an investigation against Cynthia Farenga, Peter Schmeidel, Adam Stern, Harvey Waller

Dear Ms. Black;

Without waiving my representation by Mr. Ditkowsky, who is aware of this communication, attached is are portions of the Probate File transcripts which have been imaged–as promised  You will eventually get 16 files, and I have just ordered the rest to get to you.  You should already have the following documents via fax for the above files:
1.  Table of Torts for April 2012, which I will periodically update.
2.  Probate file (imaged portion) Dec 1 2011 to April 1 2012 which contains the improper behavior of Peter Schmeidel, Adam Stern and Cynthia Farenga which has occurred in Probate Court.  It supplements the “table of torts” which serve as a basis of complaints against these individuals.
3.  Probate file (imaged portion) Mar 2011 to Nov 2011, faxed May 8, 2012.

If you lose or misplace any of the above, these can be easily located at  While I do not think 99% of ARDC complaints need to or ought to be made public, I am 100% sure that Probate Case No. 2009 P 4585 involving AS, CF, PS and HW is so filled with grave injustices against Mary G and Gloria, the entire matter MUST and OUGHT to be published.

Unless and until I have heard that this has been accomplished, I will work on getting the feds involved, or the court corruption attorney prosecutors located at 219 S. Dearborn in Chicago.  I had to do this once before in Probate and once I shipped over a packet of info, the craziness in court all of a sudden stopped.  I guess a phone call was made.  That was a great story I will save for another day.

I also wanted to let you know the other day I was in FED Court or Forcible Eviction and Detainer Court.  (True story). This is on the 14th floor.  I can tell you that I have been in this court for clients a number of times and seen dozens of cases dismissed for lack of proper jurisdictional notice over those 5 day notes.  Yesterday, regrettably I had to dismiss my client’s case.  I didn’t want to waste his time or money.  Unfortunately, my client had a prior lawyer and this lawyer was told that the eviction case involved a land contract or an agreement to purchase the property within a certain time period.  For some reason, the lawyer had my client serve a 5 day notice to the tenant as if the tenancy were on a month to month basis.  When we received the file and noted that both parties agreed in answers to discovery that this was in fact a land contract arrangement, I had to inform the client that the law was in land contract situations (there is a separate set of laws for these apart from the Chicago Landlord Tenant Ordinance), that a 30 day notice had to be served.  Yesterday I had to agree to a non suit.

Oh, I talked to the judge about it, told him the 5 day was served in good faith, etc., but he was firm that a jurisdictional notice requirement was strict and severe and required dismissal and he could not take any action on the subject matter of the case.  I understand.  It’s due process and it’s constitutional.  The Illinois Supreme Court has made that clear.  There are two cases on this.  Read the language I have outlined. (will fax later today) Due process and notice jurisdiction is strict and severe.

I don’t like “jurisdictional notice requirements” in Illinois laws either when I have to withdraw or have one of my cases dismissed and start all over again.  This means if you don’t strictly comply with the form, content, and method of notice, the court may not take jurisdiction over a matter.  All orders will be void ab initio.  All lawyers involved may incur serious liability, malpractice or otherwise.  You get in the middle of the case, do discovery and find out jurisdiction is lacking and an honest lawyer informs the court promptly and asks for a dismissal.  I had to do just that yesterday.  BUT, they are important due process and constitutional protections afforded citizens with human and civil rights.  And in the long run, what makes the US great is our extreme attention and compelling dedication to the protection of human and civil rights, meaning all due process protections are highly regarded.

For some reason, the FED judges on the 14th floor understand this concept, generally carefully reviewing each and every new case to make sure the 5 day notice was correct and was served strictly in compliance with the statue.  But, then just four floors above in the Probate division, the judges there for some reason ignore all of it–due process, proper 14 day service on close family members and do as they please.

Soldini was clear that 14 day notice requirement prior to hearing is jurisdictional.  It cannot be waived and the case should and MUST be dismissed at anytime this issue is brought to the attention of the judge.

What is happening here?  KD believes that such a serious violation where both 2 Probate judges and 2 GAL’s and 2 Illinois licensed attorneys are involved and everyone ignores jurisdictional notice requirement of 14 day prior notice to a hearing to Gloria and the sisters Yolanda and Josephine, especially when combined with 1) family members reporting and insisting Mary G wants an attorney; 2) Mary G asking Gloria to find KD who is her desired attorney and he is not allowed to intervene (Gloria did NOT know that name before that conversation–she got it from her mom); 3)the GAL’s say Mary waived her right to an attorney; 4) the GAL’s say Gloria “consented” to an agreement to appoint a guardian, etc. and the rest of the funny stuff in the case (see my Table of Torts), the entire case looks like the old days of Greylord.

Worst part about it is the case has gone on now for 2 years.  Two years and we have 6+ bar admitted Illinois lawyers spend time, resources and estate money, holding an 93 year old woman in a place she has not chosen–all because these 6 lawyers (2 judges, 2 GAL’s and 2+ lawyers for the estate), don’t get the onerous and most serious burden of jurisdictional notice.

And this is a serious continuing violation.  Every day this case goes on, the limitations period is NOT tolled for any of this tortious ultra vires behavior that began in July of 2009.  Day by day, each of the lawyers involved that continue marching forward incur more and more liability for themselves and the estate.  None of them can apparently pound their ego down (as I demonstrated yesterday that I can) and admit that the entire Sykes matter is without jurisdiction, nonsuit it, let Mary G go home, let Gloria go home, give Gloria back her Indiana frozen funds and start the case all over.

Look at the FED cases.  After 2 years of litigation, a long and winding decision about how the RLTO should be interpreted regarding numerous violations the parties protractedly argued about one short sentence at the end said it all–the 5 day notice was only served by slipping it under the door and therefore we MUST vacate the landord’s judgment AND dismiss because the Circuit Court had no jurisdiction ab initio.

Two years of protracted, heated litigation down the drain.  Two years.  And in the end, due process won.  The constitutional rights of Illinois and US citizens won.  These documents are not just scholastic torture for the 6th grade kiddies–they are important legal documents that should control the behavior of the courts instead of the other way round.

No notice means no jurisdiction. The only way around this is to get a signed waiver of the jurisdictional notice, and neither Gloria nor the sisters Yolanda nor Josephine have signed such a document or told the court that on a transcript record (you will be receiving each and every one of these–you find the consent).  Every one agrees on that.

KD is right to call for an investigation.  That was and is his constitutional right.

He has recently transmitted to me additional law on this issue and I will provide you with a memoranda, but from what I’ve seen so far, the constitutional right to protect free public speech bearing upon public issues is a “special” protected right of the highest demand for absolutely no protections.

So then, why is this happening in the Sykes case, and why is there anything wrong with Ken Ditkowsky calling repeatedly for an investigation.  He is old enough to recall the problems involved in obtaining justice during the Greylord years.  I was admitted the year Greylord was over and 90% of the Daley Center was cleared of its corrupt judges.  I had heard corruption was so bad, the attorneys were openly handing envelopes stuff with cash right over the bench and saying “Merry Christmas” to these judges.  And it was not once in a while, but for years, and the ARDC sat by and did nothing, even with a barrage of complaints from the public and other honest lawyers.

Since I have gotten to know KD he is one of the most honest, caring lawyers that I have met.  He has bent over backwards many times to help Mary and Gloria obtain justice.  Why pursue him?

Gloria says she was involved in the Gacy case and apparently the CPS knew young boys were disappearing from their classrooms and did nothing.  She was one of the first investigative reporters on the case right after Gacy was arrested.  The CPS did not promptly inform parents there was an apparent pattern.  They did not inform the authorities so perhaps a dozen or more boys died needlessly.

I know that no one likes to think our courtrooms are wired, or that the authorities ignore the elephant in the room, but it’s people like KD and myself and Gloria that are outraged at such conduct.  We are vociferous and will be vociferous, and if those loud protestations wind up in a blog on the internet because the courts are wired and none of 6+ lawyers involved in that case simply “don’t get it”, and the ARDC turns a blind eye and deaf ear, then so be it.  That’s what we will all do.  And we are NOT going away, even after numerous 1983 violations, CPA violations, etc. We will still be on the internet’s door protesting so the public knows what the govt is spending money on–deny human rights.

Look at the Probate file, see what Gloria is repeatedly filing to protest her becoming homeless and penniless due to the behavior of the above miscreants–and worst of all, denying her of her beloved companionship of her elderly mother.  She is right.

Thank you for your consideration and prompt cooperation in this matter.

Very Truly Yours,


Joanne M. Denison

PS–I think it is just easier for you to get the PDF files by email, but you said I could not email you anything yet on this case so I am faxing it to be sure I have a return receipt.

PPS–if you are doing a lot of paper faxing, I have found where you just get PDF files in your email is much better for longer faxes and I get people to use that.  And I don’t have to worry about anything sitting unattended on the fax machine.

Cc: Ken Ditkowsky, via email

2 thoughts on “My Fax to Atty Black at the IARDC today!

  1. Dear Lea Black,
    Back many months ago, Joel Brodsky testified that you shared confidential information with him about a conversation you had with Kenneth Ditkowsky. I filed a complaint against attorney Joel Brodsky (which went away as quickly as the ARDC complaints against attorneys Peter Schmiedel, Adam Stern and Cynthia Farenga that I filed): attached with that complaint was the transcripts where Brodsky told the Court you said that Kenneth Ditkowsky told you he had sent Brodsky a confidential email I wrote to KD. I was outraged and you called me up and you were outraged and said you never spoke to Brodsky, et al. No matter, the complaint against attorney Joel Brodsky was dismissed and I was never notified. Any person with half a brain can determine that if in fact Brodsky was lying, you and your fellow colleagues at the ARDC would have had him hung by his toenails, and burned at the stake: instead, you protected him and dismissed my complaint as you have dismissed other similar complaints against Joel Brodsky. That said, I wonder if sending you and the ARDC verified transcripts make one hell of a difference, even though they clearly show violations of the Professional Codes of Ethics by Adam Stern, Cynthia Farenga and Peter Schmiedel (and Joel Brodsky). To close, I want to make it clear, that after my father passed in 1998, my mother asked me to stick around and buy the property next to the family home so she could be close to me. Daddy left mother very comfortable and all family and friends, including Carolyn Toerpe, knew Daddy left moter cofortable. Mother also worked, still, and earn extra money. It wasn’t until 2006 when mother started to complain that she had no money and money was missing. The 2011 inventory filed by Caorlyn Toerpe shows that Toerpe claims that Mother gave her $26,000 to set up a joint savings account. That is not true. What is true is that in 2006 Toerpe remodeled her home with a three season room addition, and a bricked patio. Mother worked with Catholic Charities and the Park Ridge Center of Concern. So as Toerpe was stealing money from my mother, I helped her out… Let me state this since 1998 I paid the mortgage on my mother’s home and paid to maintain the home, too. I have a lot of equity in 6014. I also paid for the Lumbermen’s lawsuit dearly. Waht I’m trying to clear up, is that Toerpe has been stealing money from my mother for a long time, and it wasn’t until Feb. 2009 that mother figured it out. A $4000 withdrawal by Toerpe, the Bank President told my mother, was made out to the Harris Bank. Toerpe told him it was for a IRA account. In January 2009, Toerpe began to remodel her kitchen with very high end stuff, including granite counter tops, high end stove, refrigerator, microwave, et al. Toerpe claimed that she watch me remodel the second floor of the family home (6014) where my mother wanted me to live with her, and she was “inspired”. When Mother told Toerpe to put my name on the CD (Toerpe told Mom she bought a CD), Toerpe told her, “The hell you will!” When mother told Toerpe to give her the keys to her safety deposit box and she wanted to review the 2005 Trust, Toerpe told her, “You will be dead before Gloria sees that trust.” Mother went to the bank and had the box drilled out and when she entered the box, all important documents, cash, coins, et al, was gone. Mother emerged from the vault crying. She gave me my original birth certificate: it was torn up! Mom and I then opened and rented another box together. We believed that Toerpe would never be able to get her hands on the property inside that box. Sure enough, Toerpe drilled out that box took and once again, walked out of the bank with a lot of money, valuables, and contracts between mother and me and ****. My safety deposite box at Chase bank wa salso violated by an unknown person who was able to drill out the box and remove all of my personal property, including valuables and coins and cash and a gun my father left me worth about $8,000. Taht said, there is a police report, but what amazes me is that Peter Schmiedel who has admitted that someone at Chase talks freely with him about my personal and confidential financial contracts with Chase on a ‘weekly’ basis, is so bold about allof the criminal acts he has committed. The signature card at Chase disappeared, too!

    You need to protect yourself and so you need to beleive that my mother and I were paupers before Toerpe swooped down and saved her from what? Well, she had a very good life. We had a very good life. Mom and I traveled throughout the United States with out pooches, and mother met interesting people who found her fascinating and competent. My father was not a pauper when he died. But now because of your buddies AS, PS, CF, et al, everything my dad worked hard to own, and what he gave to me (and my mother) is owned by Carolyn Toerpe. You know nothing about our family, but Toerpe was estranged from the family for years. She stepped in after Daddy died and retained Harvey Jack Waller who I know for certain created this horror and when Waller procured the guardianship for Toerpe, he walked away and CF and AS retained Fischel and Kahn for Toerpe, who, cut a deal with Peter Schmiedel for payment: pauperize me and financially benifit from the sale of my home and my mother’s home and settlement money that belonged to me.

    But now I’m way a head of myself. How dare you or any of your colleagues state that you know my parents had no money and that I am a liar too! How dare you tell me about my family?
    How dare you try to punish attorney Kenneth Ditkowsky, when my mother begged me to find and retain him to help save her life. And how dare the ARDC make Carolyn Toepre the hero when in fact she’s a very greedy, controlling, sick woman who would throw her daughter under the bus if it meant more money for herself. Perhaps you should talk to her daughter, Kristin Toerpe. Perhaps and soon, I will subpoena Kristin Toerpe. i guarantee, she can’t lie.. she like her mother can’t handle controversy or confrontation and I am certain her soon to be husband won’t want to be part of a family feud that is going to cost him thousand of dollars in legal fees. That said, ya gotta wonder why all of my Daddy’s family and mother’s family don’t agree with Toerpe? I guess you gotta believe AS, CF and PS …… to save your own butt. Well, this is America and you cannot help the THREE destroy my family or slowly murder my mother. Yea, I’m mad as hell. It’s the third mother’s day I can’t see or talk to my mother —

    To close, I hear that you are going to subpoena me. I’m waiting. As said in a Few Good Men, I’m certain, Ms. Black, “You can’t handle the truth”!

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