A California lawyer who faced the ire of a federal judge this week for sending 100 profanity-laced emails to opposing counsel has hired an attorney to represent him in preparation for potential disciplinary actions.

At a sanctions hearing Monday, U.S. District Judge Otis Wright of the Central District of California demanded that attorney Christopher Hook resign from the legal profession after reviewing profane and discriminatory emails he wrote to lawyers at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, who represented Allstate Insurance Co. in a homeowner dispute. Among other things, Hook told them to “eat a bowl of dicks” and “pay up fuckface.”

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