IMPORTANT NOTE: Shortly after I finished researching this, the web site of Gurstel Chargo started shutting down its attorney bio section. I have substituted the Google cache version for the public interest in this anti-veteran law firm
Kossack vetwife wrote a piece about a lawsuit in which bottom-feeding law firm Gurstel Chargo told a disabled veteran to die.
“If you would have served our country better you would not be a disabled veteran living off Social Security while the rest of us honest Americans work our asses off,” one of the agency’s debt collectors allegedly told the vet. “Too bad, you should have died.”The first thought for many is the Mitt Romney 47% quote where he dismissed a huge chunk of America, including disabled military veterans. That connection shouldn't be a surprise, as the leadership and several lawyers of the firm have strong Republican connections.
Info after the jump.
A list of lawyers for Gurstel Chargo can be found at the firm's website was up, but has since been taken down. Google Cache is here
Responsibility flows from the top, so let's look at the two lawyers who make up the name of the firm.
1. Todd Gurstel is head of the firm. Newsmeat lists him as donate $14,500 to Republican candidates and conservative causes. Recipients include Michele Bachmann, Jon Kyle, Erik Paulsen and Norm Coleman
Kirk Patrick is a proud Republican, listing his participation in the Minnesota Republican Party and Republican National Lawyers Association
4. Amanda Maklin
Amanda Maklin interned with Senator Jon Kyle (recipient of money from Mr. Gurstel)
Charles Austinson gave $250 for John McCain's presidential campaign