Stubbs Versus Finn Conflict Continues

October 9, 2013

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Former Boulder City, Nevada Police Chief Thomas Finn moved again on Monday to have a federal civil rights suit filed against Finn and the city dismissed. The suit alleges, among other things, that Finn tried to prevent the Mongols Motorcycle Club from holding its national run in Boulder City in June 2012. Attorneys for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, which is also a defendant in the suit, filed to dismiss the case on September 18.

The suit charges that Finn and other policemen “conspired and devised a plan to harass members of the Mongols Motorcycle Club and their guests to the point that they would never want to come back to Boulder City or Southern Nevada ever again.” The suit was filed by Las Vegas Attorney Stephen Stubbs on behalf of 22 members or associates of the Mongols. The suit categorizes various incidents of harassment as violations of the First and Fourth Amendments to the Constitution.

The suit was originally filed in 2012, amended, dismissed and refiled at the end of August 2013.


The legal argument between Stubbs (above) and Finn has been personal for more than a year. Finn sued Stubbs in November 2012 and lost. The ongoing, public argument between Stephen Stubbs and Thomas Finn at least contributed to the former chief being fired last April. So it is not surprising that attorneys for all the defendants in the case are demanding that the suit be dismissed because the complainants are all represented by Stubbs.

The idea behind that demand is that Stubbs actually witnessed many of the events described in the civil rights suit. According to the Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct, adopted in whole from the American Bar Association’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct, “A lawyer shall not act as advocate at a trial in which the lawyer is likely to be a necessary witness unless… disqualification of the lawyer would work substantial hardship on the client.”

In Finn’s motion for dismissal the former chief argues “Attorney Stubbs will clearly be a witness. In fact, he would be the only witness to testify about these events. Thus, he should be disqualified from prosecuting any claim based upon these acts of misconduct.”

If Not Stubbs Who

Stubbs has not formally replied to the motions yet, but he will probably argue that his dismissal will “work substantial hardship” on his clients.

In an interview with this page Stubbs said: “In the past two years, I have made it a point to ride with my clients, attend my clients’ events and protect their civil rights whenever I can. Even with me there, the police have violated the rights of Motorcycle Clubs, and now, because I witnessed it, the police want me gone.”

“I think this has more to do with the fact that no other attorney would take the case without $50,000 plus in legal retainers. I’m sure they are hoping that getting me off the case will make the case disappear because my clients might not be able to pay the retainers.”

“I am confident that I am within my ethical duties to serve as the attorney here. Also, I am confident that the Judge will allow me to remain on the case and continue fighting. Finally, I am one hundred percent certain that Vegas Metro are cowards to try to deprive my clients of counsel, especially since I am the only attorney that was willing to take the case without requiring $50,000 or more in up front retainers.”


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11 Responses to “Stubbs Versus Finn Conflict Continues”

  1. Shyster Says:

    Let me know if I can help. I have appeared pro hac vice in Nevada.


  2. Mike 184 Says:

    Yep, all about the damned $$$$$$….. The more I am around and the few times I have been in court that is what I see. The more $ you have to put up the more even it is between you and the Court/Prosecutor/Law in a Judge’s eyes….

    When I was a younger guy, just outta the Marines and working in SoCal I would have to be at work at 6:00am. One morning I got popped on the 10 headed around the Salton Sea at 105mph… Yeah I know I know, I was in a Cobra, but it was about 4:45am and no one was on the road. Got my ticket and had to go to court. Judge says loss of licence for 30 days and $350 fine. I explained that I needed to drive a truck at work and that I work 100 miles from where I stayed at the time. He says, “Ok, how about a $700 fine, no suspension and 2 points on your License?” I was like …Ok?!?!?! Ended up making payments for 10 months @ 70 a month…. They were real concerned about getting me off the road werent they?

  3. Snow Says:

    IMHO the whole court system is a scam, there’s no justice to be had within that system.

  4. VINCE 1%er Says:

    Its all about $$$$$ to the Judges,Prosecutors and other so called Justice System Assclowns.
    There is NO Justice…..Just Us.

    Vince 1%ER

  5. Jim666 Says:

    Mike 184, Snow and Vince 1%er.

    rite on the money.

  6. jrnr Says:

    FUCK ‘EM! Here’s to hoping you bury these pig fucks, Bowtie!!



  7. Tracey Says:

    Remember Stubbs and operation “Pure Luck?” He said it was all a bunch of nothing and the guys arrested would all be vindicated. His first three clients ALL PLED GUILTY almost immediately. Then, in the federal case involving the Mongols MC, the judge slapped Stubbs down and told him none of the plaintiffs had standing to sue the BC cops and he files an almost identical complaint to fix it. LVMPD are the ones that wanted him to be kicked off because he is a witness, the BC lawyer just joined LVMPD’s argument. The whole filing Stubbs did was a joke. Don’t drink his kool-aid.

  8. Phuquehed Says:

    @Tracey – You’re a fucking idiot. Please, do the planet a favor and kill yourself and quit wasting good air.

  9. Fred Says:

    We love ya Stubbs and good luck.
    Our buddy made his bed and now he has to lay in it.

  10. FF Says:

    Finn loves ass to mouth.

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