Justice Joel Penoyar –a.k.a. “Dirty-Slick”– the battle to have him removed from the Bench has begun!

This is an UPDATE to the story first published March 2013. “Justice Joel Penoyar: He is as dirty-slick as they come “ and then Sept 2013, “Will Joel Penoyar, a.k.a., Dirty-Slick, be prosecuted for criminal conduct?.

It has been almost a week since I emailed State Representative Jan Angel, Seacrest and alerting them to the ‘dishonesty’ of WA State Div II Court of Appeals’ Judge Joel Penoyar. Today, I filed a complaint against Justice Joel Penoyar with the Commission on Judicial Conduct. In the opening sentence of my complaint I say,

I take honesty in government service very seriously as trust in government is the only reason to have government.

You can read my full complaint filed with the Commission on Judicial Conduct by downloading this file in ‘rich text format’. CJC Complaint against Joel Penoyar

UPDATE: October 8, 2013, J. Reiko Callner WSBA #16546, executive director of The Commission on Judicial Conduct dismissed my complaint against Joel Penoyar, WSBA #6407, claiming “no violation of the Code of Judicial Conduct warranting sanctions was substantiated by clear, cogent and convincing evidence.”

When our “Trusted Institutions” betray our trust, we are, as a country, headed towards an ‘old west’ style savagery. The NEWS MEDIA must be our salvation and expose these dishonest institutions and people like Joel Penoyar and J. Reiko Callner, and champion for their remaking — for the sake of a civilized society.


  1. Doesn’t surprise me. They will stick together and do favors for each other out of fear until one of them suddenly finds the cajones to do the right thing. It needs to be sterssed that the public will make a hero out of the one who finds theirs.

    So let’s look at some more evidence:

    Mr. Penoyar, his wife and the 5 children he allegedly sired with this woman have evidently, for several decades now, felt themselves to be the assistant managers of a great big trailer park called “Pacific County”. With a wife who is a lower court judge and kids who are also lawyers – the terms “nepotism” and “blatant conflicts of interest” start to rear their ugly heads as a matter of course. The suspicions are natural and have not been attenuated over time, as would have been the more intelligent thing to do, which in turn is highly suggestive of severe sociopathy, especially with regard to maintaining the integrity of the courts themselves in Washington State as a whole. These folks have already injured that integrity just by the very appearance of potential improprieties, not to mention any additional factors resulting from an evaluation of the substance of the suspicions. It’s about time that it be admitted and properly rectified.

    Mr. Penoyar has also openly tried disguising his past misconduct as a wonderful feature of the way “rural judges” operate in contrast to their urban counterparts. The term “corruption” used to be used for this. My own personal experience with him and his courtroom suggest this means he feels free to ignore standard touchstones such as constitutional rights – especially due process – and to ignore procedural documents properly submitted to the court and to condone misfiling of documents that evidently conflict with his personal opinions, instead of RECUSING HIMSELF from cases where he is so personally involved as to be unable to act without obvious prejudice favoring his friends and acquaintances. So if these “special features” of rural judgeships mean something other than that, he could do well to detail exactly what he means if it isn’t just a way to paper over what folks generally call “corruption”.

    I would also note that as a Superior Court judge he had a Web site of which a copy may well still exist that stated unequivocally that he refused to hear cases until the parties involved had satisfied all the prerequisites he had felt free to impose on them, which I could see from the informatiuon there included training and courses, etc. that clearly were neither necessarily relevant nor possible to fulfill at all. This alone ought to be grounds to disbar him and send him to Federal prison. Judges should make decisions after hearing both sides of a case, not by omitting to give standing to one side of it and then dismissing the case after 6 years, especially when the relevant statute sets it to 3 years and the other party is a personal friend of Mr. Penoyar’s. I should also note that I complained about this to the local bar association in Pacific County and the Web site was promptly changed shortly thereafter to effusively stating the opposite, i.e. that Mr. Penoyar would bend over backwards to hear all manner of cases and was particularly careful about respecting due process rights. My-oh-my, what a co-incidence that a change of heart on this occurred at just that time. I also note that that complaint to the local bar association was, mysteriously, despite seemingly having had such an impressive impact, evidently never forwarded to the state bar association for further processing of what should have been such a slam-dunk case of judicial misconduct.

    The point is that if you have followed this individual over time, all the utter BS in his rhetoric about himself speaks louder and louder in favor of his disbarment. Jesus Christ could not win an election against the man if you relied on the truth of all the self-promotional stuff out there in the Internet that he has written about himself. Again, it’s all indicative of an extreme sociopath.

    Furthermore, it doesn’t end there. With all these dubious ethics being thrown straight in the public’s face, as in “ha-ha, the public is so stupid that nobody can catch me at this”, he then goes off and by his own admission starts teaching “ethics classes” to other attorneys. Really? And do these attorneys dare to stand up and be named, as well as share what they have learned from this “ethics” guru himself? More likely, I would guess, whatever he is teaching involves how to circumvent bothersome rules like civil rights AND TECHNIQUES TO GET AWAY WITH ETHICS VIOLATIONS, by invoking the Penoyar-inspired doctrine that rural judges can do whatever the heck they want. This is blatant over-the-top behavior. Farmers know that pigs have no shut-off valves when they consume, which is why they can grow so fat. Mr. Penoyar has no shut-off valve either, he does not seem to know when to quit and this is what makes him a danger to society.

    Nor does it end there. Mr. Penoyar by his own admission has done lots of work for the Washington State Bar Association in disciplining other attorneys about whom complaints have been received. It is understandable that an individual who is in the position to threaten the livelihood of other attorneys is less likely to be challenged by them especially on ethics matters because of the intimidation effect such an association has. I can personally vouch for the fact that this power does appear to have been abused: when I filed a complaint with the State Bar Association over Mr. Penoyar’s conduct as the Superior Court Judge for Pacific County, the complaint was rejected because it referred to the title of the position rather than to its occupant by name. Evidently the Bar Association was unable to determine precisely who was holding that specific judgeship at the time. In fact, this rejection for such a stupendously trivial reason occurred at the time Mr. Penoyar was involved with the Disciplinary Committee. This ought to raise some eyebrows and red flags. Especially the fact that there was no declaration of any possible conflict of interest given in the reply: under the circumstances that’s not an omission but rather outright deceit. Without question, the folks doing the processing did know better and it would be unfair to them to assume the contrary.

    These are not American values folks, they are indicative of severe sociopathic behavior. This guy needs to be thrown out of the Bar Association at the very least. He does not belong presiding over a courtroom where folks by law are entitled, and indeed expect, to receive unbiased, fair and ethically responsible treatment. While it is understandable that variances in interpretations, etc. will occur, Mr. Penoyar’s conduct as a judge goes well beyond the pale of anything ‘normal’. It is in fact contemptuous of the public.

  2. Ms. Callner’s rejection contains no disclosure of the fact that Mr. Penoyer is evidently himself a member of the committee that Ms. Callner is employed by in the capacity of evaluating/dismissing complaints involving judicial misconduct.

    If a member of the general public were to behave in this manner, it would be considered in the best of lights to be deceitful. Lawyers are, however, supposed to be held to a higher ethical standard than the general public. They are in fact extensively trained and certified in such proper behavior – and licensed in part on that very basis. Moreover, lawyers who are in addition involved in the administration of cases involving allegations of judicial misconduct must necessarily be held to a still higher standard of morality and ethics than lawyers in general. The evidence that this has clearly not happened here is straightforward and unambiguous – just read the document yourself.

    The idea that any lack of such a relevant disclosure is simply an absent-minded omission is preposterous under the circumstances. Given the ethical standards the public expects and which are also mandated by law, there can only be talk of deliberate deceit in this specific case. Lord knows how many other rejections have also been issued from the same quarters without such highly relevant information on the conflicts of interest involved being disclosed. Such repeated omissions cannot be considered to be a string of absent-minded one-offs, but rather a systematic approach.

    These ought to be grounds for revoking a license to practice law. It is an intolerable situation and violates nearly every precept about the WSBA’s ethics that is held by the public. When citizens are clearly unable to expect due process rights as guaranteed by the Federal government, the level of the complaint becomes a Federal, and not just a State, matter.

    • Hugh, Comm on Judicial conduct Executive Director Callner and WSBA, Associate Director Congalton, now have to answer for their conduct as a complaint was filed last week, http://www.corruptwa.com/corrupt/charges-filed-against-executive-director-commission-on-judicial-conduct-and-associated-director-wsba/

      In addition one “motion to intervene” as plaintiff-intervenor under Superior Court Rule 24, has been filed today… as more people who have been victims of our ‘corrupt justice system’ learn of this lawsuit and their right to intervene Ms. Callner and Ms. Congalton will need to learn new skills beside being a dishonest public servant.

      • A license to practice law from the WSBA represents a guarantee to the general public that the individual concerned it is worthy of a position of extraordinary trust and will hence not engage in unethical and/or unlawful behavior. Licenses to practice law have been revoked in the past by the WSBA for conduct several orders of magnitude less injurious to general public confidence in the legal system than what these folks have engaged in.

  3. I can relate my experience as a domstic violence victim who moved to their county in 1998 to stay in their domestic violence shelter and sign up for the wa state address confidentiality program which had contacted me to use their servfices in 1996. Judge joel penoyar signed my permanent protection order against my then husband and was in contact with their domestic violence counseling people regularly to check on me. He instructed me to write up the contempt of court citation for my husband being in contempt of court for continuing to be in contact even though i am not an attorney and had me fillout the forms to.file for divorce which he agreed to allow in forma pauperis.however i had the unfortunate experience to remarry a man in 2002 who turned out to be an identity thief who had no alid ssn or name he gave to us his victims so he and his cronies with the judiciary could go after us as prior victims of.domestic violence pretending we their vfictims had moved to their county as drug dealers. My home was broken into i was assaulted by my husband and he was arrested and their staff pretended to be helpful advising me to put in a video surveillance camera to cath my husband and his associates breaking into my home and vandalizing it. The they turned against me and tried to serve me with a restraining order with the last name spelled wrong and filed in forma pauperis against me as if they were poor. Im on social security disability so not wealthy. I contacted the wa state atty generals office in 2003 after my home was shot at and my home address given out by his group during elections for mayor of their city falsely accusing me of violating a protection order which i did not do as the tape recording they have is of someone who sounds like they are on a canoe paddle journey hailing someone to give them some information that he and his wife and other parties got against me as a domestic violence victim whose perp they did not prosecute or restrain properly nor did they send the case to superior court so my husband could be supervised by someone else besides them . the wa state attys office said that they and the superior court judges in pacific county should be investigated by the federal authorities and cited for judicial misconduct for having sex with the defendants in court cases to make them part of their family as part of the third party in domestic violence cases instead of prosecuting them. They also played games with my life as a domestic violence victim like spelling my last name wrong to make me appear to be someone else as well as then trying to claim it was a scribner error when it wasnt as had some agenda with lower chinook tribe to make me appear to be someone from their area which i wasnt who had stolen artifacts which belonged to their tribe which was not true to justify robbing and murdering members of our family as the descendants of louise chinook’s daughter louise enrolled in the confederated tribes and bands of the yakama indian nation ranting we were stealing from their people in pacific county when in fact we werent as our ancestor lousie chinook was buried in ft vancouver in the 1800s and her daughter our great great great grandmother married to a hudson bay fur trapper john baptiste guyette and their son john baptiste guyette jr and his wife annie our great great grandparents enrolled as yakamas.
    They evidently told people that our reservation the yakama indian reservation in central wa reminded them of bolivia to justify all their attacks and raids on our assets and that of my father who they beat to death at his ophthalmologist s off ice pretending he was maria delgado someone arrested in raymond wa for . methamphetamines trafficking the same year 2006. They pretended that my family members and i were south american drug dealers hiding as yakama tribal members or cowlitz tribal members as some sick way to justify beating up and killing innocent people and robbing them of their estates. When we tried to get our parents car back we were told our father had been killed by methamphetamines dealers some of which were in the ambulance they had stolen from the pacific county sheriffs dept to use to pretend to be investigating a non existent methlab in my parents garage to justify murdering my father stealing his car and living room furniture and contents of his garage and 500 usd out my parents joint checking acount as had had me under surveillance a nd my parents to get our bank accouunt info debit card numbers pincodes as well as our prescription medication schedule from the indian health service pretending that our precription allergy medication and pain medication as well as my epilepsy .medication s all of which we have had for years were the source of the illegal drugs trafficked to their county as a giant lie. Sad situation when people cant go to another part of wa state without being stalked to be killed by corrupt people who did not care that they were wrong ranting at us that we yakamas were worse to get rid of than drug dealers as had tax exemptions they didnt have. I guess they neglected to remember we also dont have juris doctorates or higher education as well as arent white so really are at a disadvantage dealing with any issue in court whether it is tribal or state. They showed up over here to rant at me that they thought i might have been the source of methamphetamines that a couple whose case mr penoyar presided over in 2006 used causing them to kill one of their children and the other taken away to foster care and that i had left their community without saying goodbye or announcing anything after my father had died in 2006 so they had followed me to. My new home as a victim of theirs and a hatchet attacker in 2006 ranting they thought i owed them an apology for not coming back and sharing my income with them as they heard i had gone to work for a federal agency doing work they brought out in the open to make sure nothing classified got away from them as projects for retirement as well as ranted they were probably better at medicine and chemistry than my brother dr. Carl r. Olden who was awarded wa state physician of the year for 2014 and me even though only they were only certified to be emts and they always went self supervised to the scenes of crimes and decided for themselves what was wrong and what was right and had been fighting with our people for years as they thought it was okay to kill people and promote euthanasia while we yakamas dont as respect human life as sacred. They were angry they didnt get the nobel prize like my professional superiors did for chemical weapons demolition as opcw from belgium. Before my daughter moved me away from pacific county in 2007 my things in storage were ransacked and my trophies from high school my valedictorian trophy masonic award top jr girl for my school john phillip sousa band award 5th in nation 880 medley relay team and captain and inspirational award were stolen and burned up behind a realty company office. My other personal effects and those of my children were also ransacked and ruined our skis clothing tribal regalia ruined or stolen and ended up in the hands of ilwaco theater actors as props.
    I would summarize my experience as one i would not recommend to anyone. And the fraud and violation of our human rights and property rights on a par with what was announced on 9 11 2001 when al qaida attacked that it was going to aborgate our aboriginal treaty rights land rights and private property ownership and kill everyone on the face of the north american continent.

  4. The tactic they used was unscrupulous to make me appear to be someone with my maiden name stealing from the bertrands of bay center artifacts or from the beltran family money when in fact i wasnt. I found out my 2002 new husband was a bigamist and fraud and that he wasnt an illegal alien from mexico but the relative of trita parsi from iran pretending to be an illegal alien from mexico and part of a group of general asagaris group of spies stationed worldwide to steal weapons of mass destruction technology and weapons themselves that later became part of isis and isil. He is skilled at bioweapons development and an associate of the late dr bruce ivins of anthrax outbreak infamy in washington dc in 2001. They are the sort of people you would hope wanted political asylum to work for the us govt and stop terrorism .

  5. Carol, RE: “the wa state attys office said that they and the superior court judges in pacific county should be investigated by the federal authorities and cited for judicial misconduct for having sex with the defendants in court cases to make them part of their family as part of the third party in domestic violence cases instead of prosecuting them.”

    IMO the Federal authorities have now done enough to clean Pacific County up. Basically – “ethics” is knowing you shouldn’t cheat on your spouse whereas “morals” is not cheating on your spouse. Having “morals” is the issue.

  6. Carol, RE: “the wa state attys office said that they and the superior court judges in pacific county should be investigated by the federal authorities and cited for judicial misconduct for having sex with the defendants in court cases to make them part of their family as part of the third party in domestic violence cases instead of prosecuting them.”

    IMO the Federal authorities have now done enough to clean Pacific County up. Basically – “ethics” is knowing you shouldn’t cheat on your spouse whereas “morals” is not cheating on your spouse. Having “morals” is the issue.

  7. Carol, RE: “the wa state attys office said that they and the superior court judges in pacific county should be investigated by the federal authorities and cited for judicial misconduct for having sex with the defendants in court cases to make them part of their family as part of the third party in domestic violence cases instead of prosecuting them.”

    IMO the Federal authorities have NOT done enough to clean Pacific County up. Basically – “ethics” is knowing you shouldn’t cheat on your spouse whereas “morals” is not cheating on your spouse. Having “morals” is the issue.

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