I filed a formal complaint with the Washington State Bar Association, attaching the letter. A copy of my complaint is at this link, as well as their first response.
The Bar responded that they wish to defer their investigation of this matter until the end of litigation. Unfortunately, this will encourage the attorney to delay the case for as long as possible. There has been no discovery requests served to Mr. Tang. Mr. Tang is now indexing and cataloging his exhibits with the help of my attorney. This will save tremendously on costs as this case progresses.
I have asked the Bar to go forward with their investigation since delaying it will prejudice Mr. Tang. The attorney can then, someday into the far future, (when Mr. Tang thinks this is behind him), will get pounded with a lot of discovery requests, and wouldn't be ready for his defense. As of this moment, we are preparing interrogatories and requests for admission to serve on the plaintiff. The steps are: 1) organize your evidence, 2) catalog it for fast retrieval as exhibits and 3) drafting the first set of interrogatories so they can be served to the plaintiff.
It is now public record. The attorney/client of NELSON TANG who threatened to sue him for $300,000 in a jury trial has NOW FILED SUIT. King County, Cause # 12-2-21734-3-SEA. Look up the court files and you will find the name of the plaintiff - it is public record now.
I (GARY FONG) have seen the images shot by Tang and they are of excellent quality, skill and content. I am planning on testifying as an expert witness as to the industry standard for work quality, contracts and agreements.
As you may know from media outlets around the world, The Plaintiff's husband (his name should be on court record) wrote a brutally traumatizing threatening letter to NELSON TANG saying that if TANG doesn't pay the lawyer, his "reputation will be ruined,... livelihood destroyed... and your life will be miserable..." He is threatening a $300,000 jury trial and claims that he will win the trial and the jury may award him more. He also said, "this lawsuit will be a public record. EVERYONE will see it... I will invite anyone else who has been unsatisfied with your work to join this lawsuit, and I will represent them as well..."
is a vietnamese lawyer, in a single-person law office specializing in real estate. He used to work for my 2nd cousin, Ambassador to China, Former Governor of Washington and Cabinet member of the Obama Administration. I have written to Ambassador Locke, forwarding my copy of the threat letter.
It is very important that NELSON TANG win this case. If the bully succeeds at getting the $300,000 from the photographer (who did nothing wrong to deserve this!!!) then brides everywhere will attempt this on photographers everywhere.
Plus, the Plaintiff's bully tactics are not seen as admirable by the MANY MANY members of the WSBA that I have shown the letter to. And as you all know, the Daily News of London is waiting to pick up this story as soon as the plaintiff is named, and that should be soon as the story is filed and goes public.
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I am volunteering my time to help Nelson. Without me, he'd be a victim of a big-shot, big-talking immigrant lawyer who really can't spell and has awful grammar. But he's dead set on one thing - getting $300,000 from the wedding photographer.
The married couple have a baby registry listed, so maybe that's why they need to sue sweet, innocent people.
Please contribute. I am.