A New Jersey attorney who leveled an obscene invective at a Pennsylvania lawyer engaged in an animal-rights demonstration, and who twice afterward publicly defended his language, has been hit with an ethics grievance and a criminal complaint. The altercation took place at the Philadelphia Gun Club, where member Richard Shackleton -- the Long Beach Township attorney since 1976 -- had just taken part in a live pigeon shoot. As Shackleton was leaving, he cursed at lawyer Marianne Bessey, who was participating in the protest.
Township Attorney Draws Ethics, Criminal Charges for Cursing at Another Lawyer
New Jersey Law Journal
May 19, 2010