UPDATE: I am sort of over the long explanations here but I have had a few people refer me to THIS LINK to the Georgia Secretary of State Office where “corporations” (In this case a shell corp) are listed with the state. In this case the company is National Recovery Group Inc .The officers are identified there with Apollo as CEO and Phaedra as secretary as well as a couple other people. I also had a similar link for NIDA GROUP sent with pretty much the same set up. So sadly, it seems that Phaedra’s name is on at least a couple of their fake businesses. On the funny side, this is the website for National Recovery Group. It’s hysterical. My favorite paragraph is the one that talksa about Oprah! and “The USA Today!” It’s Nigerian emails level of stupid. Don’t forget to pay pal them some money while you are there using the very odd “totally safe and secure” box at the bottom of the site.
Today on Bethenny, Phaedra went through a long explanation about how her love for strip clubs developed from her long list of clients who are the hottest entertainers in the adult industry. She goes to see these big time entertainers at the strip club. She says she has been doing this for almost twenty years now. First of all, Phaedra was admitted to the bar in May of 1999. She likely did not start with a firm the day she passed the bar, so she has been practicing for less than 13 years. Thirteen is not “almost 20.”
We have to start asking ourselves who is making sense in these situations. Does it make sense that a lawyer who professes to represent strippers for a living hanging out in the strip club to discuss…god knows what? contract law? Or does what Jessica Volker says was going on at that time, that Phaedra was supplying strippers for parties make more sense?
Let’s take a look at Phaedra’s law career. According to Phaedra, she is an Entertainment Lawyer who represents entertainers with their contracts and such. This means she is primarily a civil lawyer. It also explains why we can only find one civil case in the history of Phaedra’s career. What Phaedra claims she does is represent adult entertainers. This means she essentially negotiates their contracts for clubs and private parties and such. I can see Ridickulous needing a contract for his “performances,” perhaps. Atlanta does have a ton of strip clubs but I just don’t see the strippers getting their own lawyers to review their employment contracts. If you want to swing on the pole at the Pink Pony, the owner gives you a form to sign outlining that you are an independent contractor and they basically don’t give you any compensation and you strip for tips. In fact, some strip clubs require the girls to pay the club to strip there. Phaedra is not needed for this sort of employment.
Does it seem more likely that a lawyer would be all up in the strip club? Or someone who manages strippers for private parties?
A commenter sent me this list of Phaedra’s CRIMINAL cases in Fulton:
Year 2000 Terrence Cook Case# 00SC11978
2001- Connell Antonio Griffin Case# 01SC10397
2002- Roger Simmons Case# 02SC05599
2002- Dwayne Hunter Wayne Shaw Case# 02SC08144
2005- Lena Sims Driskell Case# 05SC33929
2008 – Anthony Lamar Williams, Courtney Lamar Parham, Inetta L Hinton, Gregory Gordon Case# 08SC74831
The above case is where the defendants were charged with identity theft, Phaedra defended Courtney Lamar Parham, all four pled guilty.
2011- Michael Kings Benjamin Toombs Case# 11SC99979
This is the case we saw her defend on RHOA
So seven cases total. None at all from 2002 -2005. You know what was going on during those years? Well for a lot of that time, Apollo was in jail and Phaedra was hanging out with her friends at the time, Angela Stanton and Everett Tripodis. Right? Then in 2008 she defends a client for identity theft. And finally, she takes a case to be filmed for RHOA.
These are all just facts from public records. They could mean something or nothing at all. The bottom line is that most lawyers are NOT trial lawyers. They work in an office all day on boring stuff. I almost forgot to tell y’all this. Someone has told me that the office you see on RHOA is not really Phaedra’s office. Phaedra does have an office but her “office” scenes are filmed at another lawyer’s office. The source told me whose office it was and seemed very legit. However, I have not independently verified that rumor.
Oh and speaking of facts, there is a rumor flying around today about Phaedra being called in for a disciplinary meeting with the Georgia Bar. Phaedra’s license is current and she has no history at all of discipline by the Bar. I’m calling BS on that rumor.