UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
) CASE No. 01:05-CV-00970 (PLF)
PLAINTIFF’S MOTION TO DISQUALIFY
WILLIAM H. BODE AND ERIC D. MITCHELL OF BODE & GRENIER
William H. Bode and Eric D. Mitchell, of Bode & Grenier, entered Notices of
Appearance on behalf of Defendant. Plaintiff moves to disqualify William H. Bode and
Eric D. Mitchell from representing Defendant under the Rules of Professional Conduct
because they are interested parties in the action. ABA Model Rule 3.7
William H. Bode is a subject of the Internet Blog that is the basis of this lawsuit.
Salacious and explicit details of William H. Bode’s relationship with Defendant were
disclosed in the Blog along with accurate and false (apocryphal) information regarding
Plaintiff’s relationship with Defendant. As such, William H. Bode will be called as a
witness in this action and may not serve as an advocate in this matter. Id.
William H. Bode is an interested party in the instant action for the following
The Blog discusses Defendant’s relationship with a man identified as “W.”
Defendant told Plaintiff that “W” is a middle-aged, lead attorney in a small
Washington, DC law firm, named William, who lives in the Georgetown
section of Washington, DC.
The eponymous William H. Bode possesses each of the unique and
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distinguishing characteristics; William H. Bode is a middle-aged, lead
attorney in a small Washington, DC law firm, named William, who lives in
the Georgetown section of Washington, DC.
Defendant further told Plaintiff that William refused to read the