Colorado attorney, grassroots GOP activist, and GOP national committeeman Randy Corporon announced on his KNUS radio show last Saturday that support staff and attorneys are leaving his law firm, citing “the political direction” of the firm.
On air, Corporon promoted open positions at his firm, saying that it’s especially difficult to find lawyers who “aren’t scared to death” of taking on controversial cases dealing with issues such as challenging the 2020 presidential election results, the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, and suing state government agencies and individuals over mask mandates and public health orders.
“Last thing, different topic: big changes at my law firm,” Corporon stated to his colleague on the Colorado GOP Executive Committee and fellow conservative activist and commentator, Chuck Bonniwell. “I’ve actually had some people leave me because of the political direction or, they’ve said, you know, the direction of the law firm. And, you know, some people I love, people who’ve done great work, I wish them absolutely the best.
… So I want to put the word out that we’ve got a new lawyer coming in next week and a new paralegal interviewing, anyway. But it’s hard right now finding especially lawyers. Paralegals aren’t quite so politically oriented, but finding lawyers who aren’t scared to death because I’m riding at the tip of the spear, pushing back on the election, on January 6th, on the origins of COVID, on how safe and — you know, whether the government should mandate vaccines and all of those things. So I’m just putting out the call. If you’re an attorney, working for yourself or working in a law firm and they’re putting masks on you or — I mean, whatever — if it sounds good to be on the tip of the spear in a firm that does criminal and family law and civil [law] on top of this new sort of constitutional angle that’s really become prominent over the last year and a half since COVID, you know, reach out to me, because we need the help and and we need it soon.
His law firm, The Law offices of Randy B. Corporon PC, founded in 1998, originally focused on family law and DUI / DWI cases. But Corporon’s rising visibility and involvement in conservative political circles has corresponded with an evolution of his firm’s work to include cases with political and constitutional law implications.
It is not clear from the firm’s website which attorneys resigned. The only attorney listed is Randy Corporon himself.
When contacted to inquire as to how many have left his firm citing its political direction, who has left, and which issues or cases specifically have been identified as denoting the political direction of his firm, Corporon did not immediately respond. This post will be updated with any response provided post-publication.
Fellow KNUS radio host and political commentator Jimmy Sengenberger was hired in a support role at Corporon’s firm when Sengenberger first graduated from Regis College but has long since left the firm. Dane Torbenson, who Corporon featured as a regular guest on his first talk radio gig at KLZ in a weekly segment called “Liberal for Lunch”, also worked at Corporon’s firm but also has left.
Corporon represented former legislator Lori Saine (R-Firestone) in 2017 when she was arrested for carrying a loaded handgun through a security checkpoint at Denver International Airport.
In 2020, Corporon represented the proprietors of C&C Breakfast and Korean Kitchen in Castlerock, CJ’s Diner in Durango, Water’s Edge Winery, Shooters Grill (owned by U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert, a Republican from Rifle, CO), and Bandimere Speedway in legal complaints and court proceedings with regards to violations of public health orders related to the COVID pandemic.
That same year, Corporon represented Colorado Springs conservative author and commentator Michelle Malkin along with CO House Minority Leader Patrick Neville in their lawsuit against Governor Jared Polis and local and state public health agencies and officials. That complaint was dismissed by the state Supreme Court.
Corporon’s firm is also representing John Eastman, former visiting conservative scholar at the University of Colorado at Boulder, who appeared on stage with Rudy Giuliani at the rally preceding the storming of the U.S. Capitol, promoting false conspiracy theories regarding the presidential election results.
CU subsequently canceled Eastman’s spring semester classes due to under-enrollment and revoked some of his university assignments. Eastman responded by announcing his intent to sue the university for defamation and retaliation, claiming violation of his contract and constitutional protections of free speech and due process.
Attorneys like Corporon who are “riding the tip of the spear” on election conspiracies have met with stiff legal sanctions recently, both locally and in high profile, national cases.
Two Colorado attorneys who filed a class-action lawsuit against, among others, Colorado company Dominion Voting Systems, Inc. have been sanctioned by a district court judge who ordered them to pay all legal fees of named defendants. The lawsuit filed by Gary D. Fielder and Ernest John Walker contended that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Donald Trump.
Counsel for Dominion Voting Systems, former Boulder District Attorney Stanley Garnett commented on the ruling, saying in a statement, “The allegations made by the plaintiffs were, and are, exceedingly dangerous and have been proven false. We greatly appreciate the decision of the Court and look forward to continuing to seek accountability for those responsible for spreading lies.”
Earlier this month, Giuliani’s license to practice law was suspended by the New York Supreme Court, finding that he had publicly made misleading and false statements with regard to the 2020 presidential election. An attorney oversight committee in New York has suggested that any appeal from Giuliani is likely to be fruitless, and America’s mayor and former Southern District of New York prosecutor should expect to face permanent sanctions.
A ruling on whether to sanction Big Lie attorneys Lin Wood, Sydney Powell, and others is pending from a federal judge in a complaint filed by the city Detroit and the state of Michigan, contending that the team of lawyers filed evidence in bad faith for their lawsuits — since dismissed — to nullify election results in Michigan, Georgia, Wisconsin, and Arizona. During the complaint hearing, the judge admonished the attorneys for submitting affidavits without sufficiently investigating their claims.
Lin Wood is facing separate sanctions in Michigan for posting a link to a broadcast of the court proceedings in that hearing, thereby violating rules of the court.
Following Corporon’s on-air plea for applicants to join his law firm last Saturday, Bonniwell responded to Corporon, saying, “I think people should be proud to be part of your firm. … If you’re a lawyer, you know, do you really want to just do slip-and-fall [cases]? Slip-and-fall makes you think. But you’re doing great stuff! John Eastman — that’s going maybe to the Supreme Court. You have a chance to make a difference. When you went to law school, did you just want to take cases on to just get by, or do you really want to fight the great fight? And your firm does [fight the great fight]. And people should be proud to join it.”