Family Court Judge Judge Katherine “Kay” Cooper Live In Sex Offender Fugitive Boyfriend Arrested

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  • guest_5046 : Utah law what a joke. Attorneys Another joke. Not a damn thing you can do about it. Crooked to the core.
  • guest_4471 : Hey guest_9826 so what is your name? LOL
  • guest_9826 : Guest4290. Be careful... If you'd like to elaborate I recommend you do it with a name, rather than hide behind a number.
  • guest_2081 : I heard he’s actually Saddam Hussein in disguise 🤪
  • guest_9917 : Shit canbthe lazy bastard
  • guest_1668 : You were lucky Robert.
  • Robert Herman : Bret is my friend and my attorney for many years now and has always showed up any time I needed him. so i think your claim is false
  • guest_3458 : Stay the fuck away in Jesus name offenders
  • guest_4347 : funny how this comes out just as the bundytrial is underway.sounds like another setup.brett whipple is doing a wonderful job in court right now.
  • guest_504 : If anyone no jauns whereabouts can you please tell him that I will become looking for him I will pass by his mom and dad house I also up there by his brother's house is being a mother house and his kids school we will find them so for his best bet somebody please tell this man get in contact with me.because for what he owe me we have to see each other
  • guest_4290 : Joe Romley is a scumbag attorney. He took my money and then never returned calls
  • guest_7574 : brett whipple,s paralegal " tatum " is fair and honest in my experience Robert saccavino
  • Admin : Mr Bret Whipple's office contacted this website today and tried to offer money to remove the factual information against him. He was denied as this website will never accept funds for a removal of information.
  • guest_9703 : Nipple nipple
  • guest_7367 : It is Bret Whipple
  • guest_8108 : How do I file a complaints against Brent Whipple to the bar
  • guest_6032 : Thank you guest 9946. When the Cal State Bar atty approves this practice of law, and then 3 yrs later, reverses his decision and tells you to pay back everybody or else.. (these complainers are still in their homes fyi),... don't you think that's a bit ridiculous and unfair on the Bar's decision? The Bar has some real problems. SB atty needs to be dismissed in my opinion, waffling like he did to this ethical firm, and not admitting his wrong...smh
  • guest_7436 : He was in prison, raped a little firl ans he's a lawyer? Am i missing sonething?
  • guest_2184 : And what would your name be?
  • guest_9946 : Funny how someone will blast a person without knowing all of the facts. This is a fabrication and an ethical man is being destroyed under false pretenses. Do your homework before you destroy a good and moral mans life. Or have the courage to speak using your own name.
  • guest_8326 : What's with the Wesley Snipes Wanted Poster? It's in poor taste and you should remove it! He's not in jail anymore and thisvisntvabout him, it's about this Criminal Lawyer😡
  • guest_7259 : It is about time these criminals are exposed. Nice Job!!
  • guest_2674 : Why did it take so long?
  • 415taxi : what does and the toll roads have in common? they both take advantage of you.
  • guest_7228 : Word around town is this guy, Mr. Shubov, taking advantage of little girls and his company LegalMatch are to be avoided at all costs. Not a moral fiber in his body and his company is corrupt, selling a service that doesn't work.
  • guest_7473 : All I see on Facebook is bad stuff about lawyers and judges. I bet there is more corrupt lawyers and judges in this country,,than drug dealers and thieves.
  • guest_4256 : Its the JUST THIS SYSTEM.
  • guest_4256 : The second a lawyer graduates law school, they should be loaded on a bus, and taken right to JAIL.
  • guest_4256 : Its getting to the point that there is no sense in going to court for anything,,,its ALL B/S.The lawyers and judges are going to ruin this country. Its coming to where people will just take matters into their own hands.
  • guest_4256 : They are ALL a bunch of S/BAG THIEVES AND LIARS.
  • guest_4597 : Theives
  • guest_6767 : pervert
  • guest_3003 : WOW! just came across this. I know someone who worked for that legal match company last year and they said he and the other person that run this company are the worst. pretty much selling a product that doesn't work for an alarming # of lawyers.
  • guest_8077 : the company LegalTRAP (aka legalmatch) make money three fold, 1. sue the atty who dont want thier sh*t leads because they are locked in some BS contract and would do any just to get out of it. 2. Take the same sh*t lead subscription and sell it to another desperate Atty (i.e. Fresh Grad from Law school who would do anything for that one awesome case) 3. Do a commission Charge back the Sales person who sold the the previous atty who wanted out.
  • guest_8077 : The company is crap.
  • guest_8077 : Also this guy Is so in love with himself.
  • guest_8077 : All those Talking good about him on this Post are either Employees that were pressured to write awesome things about him or Interns that he gave a lot of empty promises to.
  • guest_7832 : I notice people think we all are talking about two different people here, but this slimeball is guilty of both sexually assaulting a 14 year old girl AND had previously served prison time for stealing/deleting information from another company.
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  • guest_8444 : I think guest_7332 is this rapist named Dmitry! So defensive. Deport this felon! Why is this not major news?
  • guest_5887 : What a schmuck
  • guest_831 : Definite pattern here. There are just too many lawyers.
  • guest_7332 : You people are stupid. gets your facts straight. He did not serve 4 1/2 years in prison, actually less than the minimum of 1 1/2 years. You should immediately take this down!!!!
  • guest_2973 : He should be held accountable for not just the one account of sexual misconduct, but every account that is on record. Not sure why the perpetrator is not being held fully accountable. Inappropriate boundaries were crossed and there is an obvious use and display of him using his power for his own personal gain (in this instance, to get his sexual needs met). As we know from our current state of affairs, these perpetrators don't strike only once.
  • guest_1632 : So glad justice was served
  • guest_3132 : Great story though. Thompson lost his home,wife,family,money,friends,status,and reputation. Karma at it's best. Just sucks for people affected by this CROOK.
  • guest_3132 : If everyone is commenting on Thompson. This guy is big time crook and lots of people lost their home and lots of money. He should be serving time but can't be found bc he is hiding from justice. I know this bc I'm one of the victims who lost a home and 10's of thousands of $$. HE IS A CROOK.
  • guest_6428 : The legal profession is riddled with criminals.
  • TH : I think this thread must be talking about different people.
  • innocent mother : My son wants to come back home. I want my son back. Stop blackmailing me
  • guest_3603 : And for the record its not someone thinks anything theres proof.and now his time to pay up dont go away cuz hes a spoiled slickster that's finally getting exposed
  • guest_3603 : His dad is dr.labadie at west jeff ogbyn and one of his brothers is the president of the same hospital so if money was the answer he have Avenues to make money.the question is y is he hiding
  • TH : Just because you think you are owed monies does not make it true. He still has a right to monies owed him for his work. You want to blame someone, blame the ODC. If you cut a persons legs off, they can’t walk. If he can’t work as an attorney, he can’t remedy you (provided you are owed anything).
  • guest_3603 : Where he at so i can face him and he can remedy me guest_6477
  • Joe : He was never arrested for drugs. It was a rumor started by a group of lawyers to try and destroy his credibility. The injustices that have occurred in that town are unbelievable. It is full of corrupt lawyers and judges and law enforcement. The whole lot of them should be tried.
  • guest_8100 : Drug charges, that’s laughable. Obvious that facts mean nothing to you. I agree with previous person. He helped me time and time again and didn’t charge me a cent. He was an awesome coach and this is all bull$h!t!
  • guest_6477 : This has been a witch hunt and is full of false “facts”. He is a good man, father, husband, coach and attorney. You measure a person by the way he falls, I measure him by the way he rises.
  • guest_6477 : He is a fellow colleague of mine and because of the interim suspension, he was prevented from working on his clients behalf. This has been a witxh
  • guest_6477 : ...which she agreed to but did not compensate him. He has given much to this community and helped many with zero compensation. He is owed hundreds of thousands of dollars. His whereabouts are known as he is trying to remedy any person he harmed.
  • guest_6477 : Your facts are wrong. He was never arrested for drugs and does not do drugs. I’ve know him all my life. He had an interim suspension because of a claim which prevented him from completing his duty to his clients. This was brought about by a disgruntled client’s daughter who felt she was owed money from her family members’s suit. This suspension prevented him from earning a living so he could make restitution. This client in question had him perform other services for her family membe
  • guest_4980 : Guest _2656 how do you know he didn't scam people. Awful strong remarks if you have not been on the other side of the story. He caused this don't blame game here. He's quilty of a lot of things. Not doing his job and being arrested for cocaine not once. So I'm not judging you I'm starting facts and you are defending obviously a friend of yours a suspension due to drug charges. Public is not as stupid as you people in the court house and system think we are. Go join him. If it was a regular perso
  • guest_7949 : He's a scumbag. Just the tip of the iceberg. He's ripped off many people. Should be in jail!!!
  • guest_9016 : This dude is hiding and the court is help him.he owes alot of ppl money and dont have to pay it back and was a client that he was trying to get me time cuz he kno he ran off with my money
  • guest_2656 : Ridiculous! This attorney stole zero! He was prohibited from completing his work for his clients because of a suspension that should not have occurred. A witch hunt was carried out by the very people he spent his life trying to help. He was owed hundreds of thousands of dollars which the LA Bar Association failed to help him recoup. This is Louisiana politics at its worst.
  • Joe : Nice to see lots of lawyers going to jail.
  • Mike : Crazy Story..
  • guest_5706 : This lawyer is a wack job!
  • guest_1134 : Why does it take so long to investigate these crimes?
  • John : Cool feature

Arizona Family Court Judge Judge Katherine "Kay" Cooper Live In Sex Offender Fugitive Arrested

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We do not know the circumstances why but suspiciously enough CBS News 5 removed this video from public view. obtained a copy and since has 350,000 views meaning this is of interest to the general public.  Judge Katherine "Kay" Cooper resides on the bench today in family court making life changing decisions some of which are sex offense related.  There are many complaints about this judge online (some with the judicial misconduct commission that have gone ignored) and many feel she should be removed from the bench. 

Though she claimed to be “shocked” when news of the allegations against Michael Krause became public, and stated that he no longer resides with her, it appears she had no intention of fleeing as she instead defended him and hired a former law school classmate friend of Judge Cooper for 30 years to defend him. Interestingly Judge Katherine Cooper is now listed in the family court directory as "Kay" Cooper. It is rare that a judge suddenly gets reassigned and begins using a nickname. She is a high profile judge. This is unlikely a mistake. Would not most families take offense to having an Arizona, Maricopa Family Court Judge, that had a ‘Convicted sex offender & fugitive as her live-in boyfriend and arrested at her home’, preside over their Family Case? Judge Cooper is entrusted with life making – decisions, which will effect some families with long term and significant consequences. -------- CBS 5 News has learned Judge Katherine Cooper s live-in boyfriend for the past two years is a registered sex offender, a convicted felon out of California and was recently arrested at her central Phoenix home on a warrant for being a fugitive from justice. Cooper has presided over some recent high-profile cases in Phoenix including a high profile sex offender case which Judge Coopers boyfriend was listed on the very website which she was presiding . Soon after this story aired Judge Katherine Cooper was disqualified from the case. Motions are now pending in superior court to unwind Judge Katherine Coopers mess,

Judge Katherine Cooper of Phoenix Sex Offender Fugitive Boyfriend Arrested While Living In Her Home

Click To See Michael Kent Krause Sex Offender Record  

The state of Arizona presented Katherine M. Cooper license in 1987 after she graduated from the University of Virginia Law School.

In September 2011, Gov. Jan Brewer was duped into appointing Kathy as Maricopa County Superior Court judge. Kathy didn’t receive the appointment because she was the most qualified attorney in the Phoenix area. She received it because she had proven to be a reliable lackey for the local political hacks.

In one matter, Judge Cooper’s live-in in boyfriend for the past two years is a registered sex offender, a convicted felon out of California and was recently arrested at her central Phoenix home on a warrant for being a fugitive from justice (CBS 5, Phoenix)

New York City detectives traveled to Phoenix to locate and arrest Michael Krause, 42, after a grand jury in New York City indicted him for grand larceny via the use of extortion.

The detectives found Mr. Krause at the central Phoenix home owned by Judge Cooper after they couldn’t locate him at a rundown trailer at a Mesa RV park where he rented space. The RV park is the address the state of Arizona has on record for Krause as a result of his sex offender registration requirement.

During his first court appearance, Krause’s attorney Michael Morrissey admitted that Krause lived at Judge Cooper’s Phoenix home where he was arrested and that he’d had a relationship with her for the past two years.

Cooper refused to speak to CBS 5 News; however she issued the following hyperbolic (BS) statement:

  • “I was shocked when I learned of the allegations regarding Michael Krause on Tuesday.”
  • “I had knowledge of any of the charges against him.”
  • “I have no further relationship with Mr. Krause, and he no longer resides at my residence.”

Cooper laughingly denied knowing that Krause was a convicted felon and registered sex offender. It’s obvious that Cooper was lying! It is obvious that Cooper missed her calling as a standup comedian.

A spokesperson for the Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct refused to comment on whether a complaint has been filed and/or is pending against Cooper. In the event a complaint is filed, Cooper doesn't have much to worry about. At worst she’d receive a complimentary reprimand from the enablers for Judicial Misfits sitting on the Arizona Supreme Court.

As we speak, Cooper remains sitting as Maricopa County Superior Court judge in Phoenix, Arizona.

Source / New 5/Phoenix New Times

What others have said about Hon. Katherine Cooper


Civil Litigation - Private
Comment #: AZ1572
Bias towards offenders and those with domestic violence history that are men

Comment #: AZ1568
She needs to be pulled off bench right now.

Court Staff
Comment #: AZ1563

Comment #: AZ1538
Judge Cooper was fair, reasonable, and capable of weighing facts/evidence over allegations/personal statements. She was phenomenal in her ability to maintain control over her Courtroom and uphold the law. She was not swayed by random accusations and kept her decision making based off of the evidence presented. 10/10 would take her as a judge any day of the week.

I suppose the other comments are from scorned litigants who attempted to railroad their ex and Judge Cooper was not having it. If you are a person who wants a judge to rule based on law and evidence then keep this judge. If you are a parent who wants to blindly accuse another parent of something without evidence then you're going to have a bad day.

Comment #: AZ1484
Severe warning! Despite the exhibits entered, the opposing attorney takes your exhibit and purposely says the opposite of what the email states, judge Cooper fails to acknowledge when you correct and does not read the evidence herself. She writes in her report what the opposing attorney stated! She does not read! Plus she does not read or care about the parent coordinator's report and only rules in who has the most money and title. Child support---forget it. Even though she found me to be fit for one child and my ex husband to have the other child, she makes me pay child support. He earns 7x my salary and I have to pay for visitations to see child living with him. She makes up her own numbers. Plus despite appeals ruling to retrial she postponed another 8 months! Bad judge. Would not wish her on anyone. No justice for women. anti-woman judge

Comment #: AZ1402
She is not fair. She ruled in every case for my husband, even though he lied on the stand. She has no concept on what it is like to be married for a long time and end up with nothing, thanks to her. She believed the hypothetical evidence and now I am left with nothing. She was sweet with his attorney and gave my attorney not the time of day! She came into court without even reading my attorneys response. She ruined my life! If you are a woman...look out! She favors the male, who is most of the time the bread winner, leaving the wife and mother with nothing!

Comment #: AZ1378
Judge Cooper has proven over and over again that she does not read any of the facts or evidence. She truly just shoots from the hip and has no basis for her rulings. She really needs to be removed from the bench. She is horribly disrespectful and degrading to the parties in the courtroom. REMOVE HER, SHE IS RUINING LIVES. I will be filing a complaint.

Comment #: AZ1342
Dishonorable Katherine Cooper does not base her rulings on facts. She abuses her power and will punish you if she finds one thing she does not like about you.

Similar to another post, I will also be sending a complaint to the Arizona Commission of Judicial Conduct. Beware if she will be calculating child support on your case. She does not follow the State guidelines and will deviate from the monthly amount with no rhyme or reason behind it.

Civil Litigation - Private
Comment #: AZ1332
Horrible judge, proven to not be fair and impartial.

Comment #: AZ1331
Judge Katherine Cooper - Kay Cooper, needs to be removed from the bench. She has proven to be not be fair and impartial. She does not look at the facts of the case, she seems to react harshly and hastily based on economic status and gender.

Civil Litigation - Private
Comment #: AZ726
I've seen Judge Cooper in action and it's not good. I just recently found out she is on the list of Judges that "CLEAR THE BENCH" is trying to vote off the bench.

Civil Litigation - Govt.
Comment #: AZ725
Judge Cooper is well prepared for her cases and keeps attorneys focused on key points of the case. Some people might not like her rulings but they are always well thought out and have a solid legal basis.

Comment #: AZ703
Judge Cooper does not look at evidence. She is biased and not capable of being a fair judge. I can only assume this judge flips a coin.

My case is so unbelievable that I find it hard to believe. I am sending a complaint to the Arizona Commission of Judicial Conduct. However, I don't expect them to do anything about her. She abuses her discretion depending on how she feels, who she likes, and God only knows what other criteria she uses to make a ruling. Her rulings have nothing to do with evidence...I know that for sure.

Civil Litigation - Private
Comment #: AZ612
She is completely biased, and unwilling (or unable) to be impartial.