Breaking News: Brooklyn Judge Bernard J. Graham Gives to Custody to Homeless Father

Hon. Bernard J. Graham

It appears that Judge Bernard J. Graham gives custody of most children to all fathers, no matter their history. We are collecting information for a class action lawsuit which also includes the law guardians from CLC (Jonathan Waldauer, Dawn J. Post, etc.), OHEL Social Services agency, and Asher White, lawyer, and Henna White, District Attorney. Please contact the Coalition Against Legal Abuse in confidentiality to assist. https://calany.wordpress.com

Brooklyn Judge Bernard J. Graham Gives to Custody to Homeless Father
NY Post: February 28, 2011 By William J. Gorta william.gorta@nypost.com

Jonathan Waldauer, Law Guardian (center, green)

In a bizarre ruling a few weeks ago, Judge Bernard J. Graham determined father John Jacobs, a homeless man, is better fit to parent his 17 year old son.  The mother, Jeannette Traylor is a court officer earning $90,000, and also pays for her son’s private school tuition.

Judge Graham made his decision based on the law guardian’s feedback (who refused to comment for the story), and also based on the Judge’s criticsm to the mother, “quick to offer barbed criticism of the court and the legal process.”

HAS THIS HAPPENED TO YOU TOO? The Coalition Against Legal Abuse has been established for the purpose of collecting information on cases like this, and we urge the following litigants of the Kings County Family Court Docket numbers posted below, to please come forward with information. It is our understanding that NONE of these mothers have custody, partly because of the law guardian’s testimony, ACS testimony, but also because of Judge Graham’s irrational and illegal prejudice.

Additional information on Judge Graham’s History:

In the two short years that Judge Graham was in Kings County Family Court, he has awarded custody to fathers consistently, and without legal reason.  He was transferred back to civil court in January 2011, following some highly controversial orders in Family Court, including a published appeal.

DIRTY FACTS

Judge Graham came to family court after a being transferred from Brooklyn Civil Court in 2008.  Soon after, he gave custody to a 16 year old boy, Isaac Hersh, to a man, Steve Zakheim. Mr. Steve Zakheim had a criminal history involving Medicare fraud, as well as sexual harassment lawsuit where he plead guilty.

Prior to his judicial experience, Judge Graham worked in a law firm called “Graham & Graham”, partners with his mother. That seemed to have left a bitter taste in his mouth for all mothers. When his mother passed away recently, he started judging cases in Civil Court.

FAYE ZAKHEIM

Awarding custody to Steve Zakheim in 2008 earned him friends among the wealthy Orthodox Jewish community in NY, promising a lucrative career on the bench.  The next week, Steve Zakheim’s wife Faye Zakheim was honored by the District Attorney’s affice as Woman of the month!. Soon after (March 17, 2009), Judge Graham was honored by BP President Marty Markowitz.  May 2010, Judge Graham joins his favorite Law Guardian from CLC, Jonathan Waldauer to co-chair and event for school children on Law Day.

Bernie Graham used to be on the Park Slope Civic Council’s Board of Trustees, prior to his judging history, to occupy his free time. It is unclear whether Judge Graham is married (although he poses with a wife for photos) and rumor has it that he is gay, also explaining is bias towards fathers and custody.

In May 2007, Graham received the Distinguished Judiciary Award from the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Kings County.  The Guild states that its mission presently is to advance the goals and ideals of Catholic lawyers; to respect the integrity of the law and the need for its fair, compassionate and just application; to acknowledge the primacy of moral values and of justice in the governing and administration of modern society; to bring together members of the bench and the bar to discuss the social and legal issues and to accomplish these goals in a congenial and professional environment.

The most recent case that made the news is where Judge Graham awarded custody to a homeless father. Another high profile case, where Judge Graham excluded a mother from the marital residence and awarded custody all four children including a nursing baby and two of them with autism, remains a legal battle to be straightened out with the future judge, Judge Terrence McElrath.

Offenders in this widespread conspiracy include the law guardians from the Children’s Law Center in Brooklyn, who are frequently appointed by the courts to represent the children on the case. Additionally, hoping and praying for forensic to complete their evaluation is a waste of time. Judge Graham has a history of ignoring the warnings and recommendations of the forensic experts. And finally, the District Attorney’s office in Brooklyn has established a wide reaching network of service agencies, under the guise of assisting victims of abuse. The information gathered by these agencies and hotlines are used against the women, and assisting the abusive fathers in obtaining custody, as our investigation has revealed.

File # Docket # Judge Part Attorney Type / For
149023 O-37967-09 Bernard J. Graham 3 Waldauer, Jonathan M. (Law Guardian) for Child, Waldauer, Jonathan M. (Law Guardian) for Child, Waldauer, Jonathan M. (Law Guardian) for Child
156983 V-32264-09,  V-36108-09, V-32264-09/11A, V-36108-09/11A Bernard J. Graham 3 Arthur, Kent Darwin (Retained Attorney) for Respondent, London, Steven Scott (Retained Attorney) for Petitioner, Waldauer, Jonathan M. (Law Guardian) for Child
148743 V-13990-09, V-13991-09, V-13992-09, O-11043-09, O-13841-09, Bernard J. Graham 3 Kaser, Charles Watt (Retained Attorney) for Petitioner, Khan, Nazar M (18B) for Respondent, Wilder, Elizabeth Susan (Law Guardian) for Child
1742 O-26158-09 Bernard J. Graham 3 Greenfield, Robert Jay (18B) for Petitioner
Waldauer, Jonathan M. (Law Guardian) for Child
1742 V-13769-01/09I Bernard J. Graham 3 Fagenson, Lawrence M. (Retained Attorney) for Petitioner
Greenfield, Robert Jay (18B) for Respondent
Waldauer, Jonathan M. (Law Guardian) for Child
2474 V-11582-03/10A Bernard J. Graham 3 Costanza, Denise Jenny (18B) for Respondent
Geiss, Virginia Ann (18B) for Petitioner
Konoski, Bryan Matthew (Retained Attorney) for Respondent
Waldauer, Jonathan M. (Law Guardian) for Child
2474 V-11582-03/10B Bernard J. Graham 3 Konoski, Bryan Matthew (Retained Attorney) for Petitioner
139193 V-16283-09/09A Bernard J. Graham 3 Cheng, Mary (Law Guardian) for Child
139193 V-16283-09/09B, V-27681-08/08A, V-27681-08/08B, V-27681-08/08C Bernard J. Graham 3 Cheng, Mary (Law Guardian) for Child, Jacobs, Harvey S. (Retained Attorney) for Respondent, Yeger, Eli (retained Attorney) for Petitioner
151841 V-25139-09, V-05757-05/09D, V-32264-09, V-36108-09 Bernard J. Graham 3 Waldauer, Jonathan M. (Law Guardian) for Child
139708 V-02567-09A, V-02567-09B, V-29262-08/10B Bernard J. Graham 3 Waldauer, Jonathan M. (Law Guardian) for Child
113340 V-04591-09/09A Bernard J. Graham 3 Waldauer, Jonathan M. (Law Guardian) for Child
139571 V-04430-10 Bernard J. Graham 3 Waldauer, Jonathan M. (Law Guardian) for Child
165921 P-15491-10 Bernard J. Graham 3 Waldauer, Jonathan M. (Law Guardian) for Child
61044 V-21705-01/10B Order to Produce Party Fiechter, Michael A. (Guardian ad litem) for Respondent
Kramer, Judith T. (Law Guardian) for Child
61044 V-26491-01/10A Bernard J. Graham 3 The Children’s Law Center (Law Guardian) for Child
Waldauer, Jonathan M. (Law Guardian) for Child
Weisberg, Erwin Bernard (18B) for Respondent
61044 V-29617-10 Bernard J. Graham 3 Garcia, Rose M. (Law Guardian) for Child
The Children’s Law Center (Law Guardian) for Child
Weisberg, Erwin Bernard (18B) for Respondent
165800 V-15228-10, G-18044-10 Bernard J. Graham 3 Waldauer, Jonathan M. (Law Guardian) for Child
89127 V38110-09 Bernard J. Graham 3 Waldauer, Jonathan M. (Law Guardian) for Child
167484 G-19853-10 Bernard J. Graham 3 Waldauer, Jonathan M. (Law Guardian) for Child
113528 V-27453 Bernard J. Graham 3 Waldauer, Jonathan M. (Law Guardian) for Child
142132 V-19266-10 Bernard J. Graham 3 Waldauer, Jonathan M. (Law Guardian) for Child
154540 V-19586-10, V-19587-10, V-23302-10, V-23303-10 Bernard J. Graham 3 Rodda, Donald Thomas (18B) for Petitioner
Waldauer, Jonathan M. (Law Guardian) for Child
506 V-20554-05/10A Bernard J. Graham Waldauer, Jonathan M. (Law Guardian) for Child
41733 V-18016-10 Bernard J. Graham 3 Waldauer, Jonathan M. (Law Guardian) for Child
90804 V-19780-10 Bernard J. Graham 3 Waldauer, Jonathan M. (Law Guardian) for Child
92353 NA-31422-10, O-13633-10, V-13640-10, V-13641-10 Bernard J. Graham 3 Piazza, Jaime (ACS/DLS) for Petitioner
Stern, Anna (18B) for Respondent
The Children’s Law Center (Law Guardian) for Child
135248 V-02824-10, V-02824-10/10B, V35911-09, V-35911-09/10A Bernard J. Graham 3 Waldauer, Jonathan M. (Law Guardian) for Child
147087 V-31684-09 Bernard J. Graham 3 Waldauer, Jonathan M. (Law Guardian) for Child
2474 V-11582-03/10A Bernard J. Graham 3 Costanza, Denise Jenny (18B) for Respondent, Geiss, Virginia Ann (18B) for Petitioner, Konoski, Bryan Matthew (Retained Attorney) for Respondent, Waldauer, Jonathan M. (Law Guardian) for Child
2474 V-11582-03/10B Bernard J. Graham 3 Konoski, Bryan Matthew (Retained Attorney) for Petitioner
96104 V-04213-09/10A, V-04213-09/10B, Bernard J. Graham 3 Waldauer, Jonathan M. (Law Guardian) for Child
166184 O-19429-10,V-19431-10 Bernard J. Graham 3 Bonaldes, Melissa Elena (18B) for Petitioner
Silver, Jacob (18B) for Respondent
Waldauer, Jonathan M. (Law Guardian) for Child
166184 V-16041-10, V-19431-10 Bernard J. Graham 3 Silver, Jacob (18B) for Petitioner
Waldauer, Jonathan M. (Law Guardian) for Child
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5 Responses to Breaking News: Brooklyn Judge Bernard J. Graham Gives to Custody to Homeless Father

  1. Gail Lakritz says:

    It is the dirty courts, judges, lawyers and political connections that comprise a corrupt legal system that the Department of Justice and the FBI refuse to interfere with that has sparked a rebellion. The Million Moms March on Washington DC will take place on Mothers Day, May 8th. We invite all the women from NY to join us. We are coming together from all over the country to show strength in numbers and to be loud and clear, corruption must end, or the rebellion will be led by women who make up the majority of voters in this country. Our way or the highway, no negotiating. We will see how they like being left out in the cold without a future and no country to call home.

    Please, pass this on to all women in NY, NJ, PA and New England.

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  3. leah stonehill says:

    i myself had a problem with the law gaurdian jonathan waldhaur giving a report to make the judge give custody of my son to another person other than myself as the mother by giving a false report and never even investigating the case, can somebody tell me where i can send in my complaint? the phone number above seems to be disconnected, thank you,,, please contact me at shmendricklady@gmail.com thank you

  4. Michele says:

    Please help me. Judge Bernard Graham was the Judge to my
    custody case for a couple of years, and law guardian, Jonathan
    Waldauer. I had a new Judge assigned to me in Feburary (2/10/11)
    and this month (August) my daughter has a new law guardian that she
    has never even spoke to before. I have been through a very rought
    time as they were all against me in the past. If there is anyway I
    can help, contribute or testify in this matter, I will. Please
    contact me as soon as you can. Thank you.

  5. Emily Court says:

    I was homeless after being assaulted by my abusive ex – he even took the car so I could not even live in that. Both kids were traumatized. One so severely that he had to be hospitalized due to severe PTSD. My child would bang his head on the wall. When I asked why, my child said it was the only the way to get the memories out of his head. Hennepin County Family Court gave SOLE custody to the abuser. I was told I am a bad mother for raising allegations of abuse, and attempting to get help for my family (the therapist confirmed abuse). Family Court should not be in the business of destroying families, destroying lives.

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