Attorney in Revenge Porn Twitter War Sues DA over Rescinded Job Offer

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Plano attorney Jason Van Dyke thought he'd be starting a new job this month as an assistant district attorney in Victoria County so he shut down his solo law office and placed a contract on a house in what he thought would be his new hometown. But two weeks before Van Dyke was to start his new position, the job offer was rescinded with no explanation, he said.

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  • Jason L. Van Dyke

    Joe L. - I am suggesting that, if you and this Whey Standard fucktard think you‘re tough enough to insult me anonymously online, why don‘t you come visit me in person and say it to my face? The reason is because neither of you have the balls. The two of you - and that other twat who claims to be from San Antonio - are cowardly pieces of whale shit that couldn‘t possibly sink any lower. So, keep hiding behind your computer screens and pseudonyms. Just know that they are the only things keeping you from an emergency room bill and dental reconstructive surgery.

  • Joe L.

    Jason, so based on this conversation, either we give you full names and addresses or you beat us up? Are you sure you‘re an attorney? Like a real law school and everything? What I say is grow the heck up, you petulant child. You can rest assured that I‘m not going to come fight you. As funny as it would be to teach "Lennie" that big guys fall hard, we‘re adults and there‘s this thing we learned about in crim. law and torts called assault. That doesn‘t change the fact that I find your poor choices throughout life coming back to haunt you in a very public way, hilarious. As Whey Standard has explained, we have a rightful interest in keeping apparently unstable people away from government office. I suggest Victoria County should review their due diligence searches more thoroughly in the future, but, otherwise, job well done.

  • Whey Standard

    Jason, why doesn‘t my nose belong in the government‘s business? I think I have a pretty strong interest in who the Victoria County Criminal District Attorney‘s Office hires to be a prosecutor. Even beyond the immense public trust put in their hands just at the investigative stage, prosecutors here bring their actions in the name of the State of Texas. As a citizen of the state of Texas, that represents me, and so I have an interest in how it is used and a right to discuss the character of individuals who formally seek to serve in that capacity. If you can’t handle some truthful comments about the accuracy of a filing you made in court, on an article you yourself sought to have created, without resorting to threats of unlawful violence, how on earth do you think you’re an appropriate candidate for public service? As a prosecutor, you would have faced far more public scrutiny than the comments section of a friendly article on Texas Lawyer magazine’s website.

  • Jason L. Van Dyke

    Joe L., Whey Standard, and Todd Johnson of San Antonio: All three of you are right. The courts are not the right place to resolve this. Why don‘t the three of you come face me in person so we can see if you have the balls to say this kind of thing to my face? I clearly misjudged this industry. It‘s time for people in it to learn what happens when you stick your nose where it doesn‘t belong (elected officials included): It gets broken. Perhaps if the three of you need casts on your face for a while, or some dental reconstructive surgery, will cause the three of you to rethink your life. What do you say?

  • Jason L. Van Dyke

    Todd Johnson of San Antonio, huh. Send me an address for service. Let‘s play.

  • Todd Johnson of San Antonio

    By the way, I am 99% certain that all of the reviews about him on Avvo are totally FAKE.

  • Todd Johnson of San Antonio

    Van Dyke you are a clown. You think that once someone (such as myself, for example) found out you were in the running for this job that I wouldn‘t say something to Stephen you are nuts! I have known him for a very long time and I know that he does not need any of the headaches you represent. You are completely unqualified for this job due to your profound mental issues and what I feel is a major substance abuse problem. You need to tear your law degree up, cut your bar card in half, and go sell cars or work at the local rub & tug Chinese massage parlor. I hear your father is about to retire and there is an opening! Your abuse towards females and to the public in general is well documented. You had absolutely no business even applying for this job!! I am glad of whatever role I played in getting the job canceled because it saves Stephen and the people of the State of Texas a whole lot of drama. You want to try to come after me? Go right ahead, son. But my legal mojo is far more powerful than yours. But, hey - thanks for playing!!

  • Joe L.

    As a side note, Jason. I know this is funny. I get to watch a whole lot of karma descend on a very deserving soul. You know what makes it even funnier? That you think you have some level of control over a comment feed on the internet. Enjoy your closed business, sold house and rescinded job offer.

  • Joe L.

    Jason, I have both a last name and a service address! See, that is the astuteness and analytical thinking that Victoria county is missing out on. Did you notice that was a legal site? Maybe your petty threats of baseless litigation don‘t carry the kind of weight that you think they do? Yes, we get it, you‘re gonna sue Victoria county et al. for your hurt feeling and their rightful reconsideration of hiring someone of questionable judgment. Questionable judgment that leads a person to, let‘s say, argue with every person he can find on the internet? You‘re doing a great job of showing the world why you weren‘t qualified for the position.

  • Jason L. Van Dyke

    Hey Joe L - Let‘s see if you have more cajones that the other insolent little prick who thinks this is funny. Do you have a last name? Address for service?

  • Joe L.

    Victoria County, I humbly request you reconsider rescinding your offer. Jason has shown such poise and grace under the pressure​, whining only when his mouth is open and oh-so-subtly embarrasses his school and profession. You can rest assured, with the assistance of Mr. Van Dyke and responses like "Listen your worthless piece of shit", that your office will find its way into the national spotlight time and again. However, I would be remiss to only mention the short fuse he‘s shown here. Mr. Van Dyke spends his free time reaching out to the white supremacy movement in Michigan, "like a former high school football star haunting his old campus, trying to relive the glory days" according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. I can‘t​ imagine why your office would want to miss out on such a special fella.

  • Whey Standard

    As tempting as the prospect of those punitive damages available under the Texas Citizens Participation Act are, I actually have a job and don‘t have the time to try and master motions practice in Texas. I‘m sure, as the *brilliant attorney* that got Pinkmeth taken down, a tiny matter like discovering the identity of a John Doe that‘s not even masking their IP would take less than zero effort, I wouldn‘t insult you by just giving you my identity, thus insinuating you‘re incapable of conducting what‘s now in 2017 rather run-of-the-mill discovery.

  • Jason L. Van Dyke

    Listen your worthless piece of shit, you‘ve stuck your nose where it doesn‘t belong for the last time. I don‘t take any lip from other lawyers. I don‘t take it from elected officials. I sure as hell am not going to take it from you. People like you should be required to carry a plant with them everywhere to mitigate the loss of this planet‘s oxygen that is wasted on their continued existence. Now quit being a coward. Furnish a name and address for service of process.

  • Whey Standard

    Jason, you do know everyone can go read my first comment and see that I fully disclosed that the charges were from 2000 and that you got the charge you pled to expunged, right? The record is clear that the charges that were dismissed were dismissed because you pled to the lesser charge. I do not know, and made no claim to know, the strength of the evidence against you. That appears to be all of your claims, so what is it, specifically, that I lied about? As I stated, you have a criminal history, as that term is generally understood. The arrest and charges that were dismissed when you pled to the lesser charge were not expunged just because you had the charge you pled to expunged. This is why the record of that arrest and those dismissed charges are still publicly available. An arrest and charges are a criminal history. Surely, as someone whose been a criminal defense attorney for 8 years, you know this. You‘re embarrassing yourself, digging your hole deeper and deeper. Quit while you can still see the sky.

  • Jason L. Van Dyke

    You‘re a liar. First of all, the charges you reference date back to 2000. Second, there was never any evidence to substantiate any of them, which is why they were dismissed. The "lesser charge" you refer to was expunged. Not non-disclosed. Expunged. That means the judgment in that case was completely and totally vacated as though the matter never occurred. So please, tell everybody your real name. Let‘s let a Texas judge and jury decide this.

  • Whey Standard

    It‘s actually my knowledge of your weapons and DV charges that has me hide behind my pseudonym. Please, I implore you, tell us all what claim I‘ve made here is a lie. My claims are easily verified or dismissed, I even posted basic instructions for doing so, anyone so interested may take the 3 minutes to check them. And I encourage everyone to do so. Go to Google, type in Michigan 54B district court, click search, click on the first search result, click on the button that says Court Case Lookup, type in Vandyke, Jason, L, into the first text box, and click GO!. You‘ll see what kind of integrity this individual has. If he‘s willing to lie and threaten censorious litigation against me for disclosing such trivial matters, imagine the damage he would do to those he dislikes if he was clothed with the awesome power of a Texas assistant criminal district attorney. It‘s genuinely scary.

  • Jason L. Van Dyke

    Once I saw that the article I gave the interview for yesterday was posted this morning, I wondered how long it would take for this particular troll to come out of the woodwork. Let me be clear about this guy who goes by "Whey Standard" who posted below. The guy is a loser, he‘s always been a loser, and he always will be a loser. He has posted damnable lies about me on this and other forums under that name because he knows damn well that, if I were to find out his real name and address, I would sue his sorry ass for defamation and bench him over the bench for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

  • Whey Standard

    "Van Dyke, who has been licensed to practice law in Texas since 2007, notes in his petition that he has no disciplinary history with the State Bar of Texas, no criminal history beyond a traffic violation and was an Eagle Scout." Maybe they rescinded their offer because they found out he does have a criminal history beyond a traffic violation. I don‘t know if he lied on his employment application, but since he lied in his court filing, it seems entirely possible. Mr. Van Dyke does indeed have a criminal history. He was arrested in Michigan in 2000 on domestic violence and weapons charges. Those charges were dismissed in exchange for a plea to a lesser charge. While he got that conviction successfully expunged, he never successfully got the initial arrest and charges expunged, which is why you can still view them by going to the website for Michigan‘s 54B district court, clicking on the "court case lookup" button, and typing in the name search "Vandyke, Jason, L". Just a thought.

  • Ray Jeffrey

    I tried a civil case against Jason, and have referred clients to him. I found him to be competent, professional, and a gentleman. I hope the DA will reconsider his decision.

  • Eric J.

    I do not know any of the players in this story, but have to wonder whether there is an 8.04 violation here. Texas may be an at-will employment state, but that doesn‘t excuse the district attorney from being dishonest with this guy. If he can‘t be trusted to keep his word on something like a job offer, can he really be trusted to hand over Brady material?

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