JOHN BALENT REGISTERS 10 NEW WEBSITE
AND OVER 20 ONLINE PROFILES SINCE
LEARNING OF HIS SUSPENSION AND PROBATION!
As unethicial as it might seem, after learning of a 60 day SUSPENSION from the practice of law and 2 years of PROBATION, John Balent has stepped up his web presence with the registration of at least 10 new websites and over 20 online profiles. Perhaps the stepped up web presence was to drum up as much business as possible to make up for that 60 days of SUSPENSION? We offer our opinions on that towards the bottom of this page.
Here are over 30 examples of web presence we have recently discovered, most of which are pretty new. Click on any of them to be taken to the website.
Update August 1, 2016 - John Balent has allowed the websites shown below that he registered between November 2014 and March 2015 to expire. Meaning he did not renew them after one year, which appears of course is more evidence that he only registered these websites to fool the public that he was eliable to practice law while he was suspended.
John Balent's New Website, johnbalent.com Registered In November 2014. Note it does not falsely claim he is exclusive to Family Law as his other site does.
Another of John Balent's New Websites johnbalent.net Registered In December 2014. Looks similar but reads differently that his johnbalent.com domain. This one points out that he's worked in criminal court and doesn't claim to be exclusive to Family Law.
Another of John Balent's New Websites johnbalent.org Registered In December 2014. This one sort of backwardsly suggests you should hire him because he was on the swim team and goes to the UCLA vs USC Football every year.
Yet another of John Balent's New Websites, johnbalent.info Registered In January 2015. Again Looks similar but reads differently that his other recently registered websites . This one points out what a concerned citizen he is and the charitable guy angle.
Once again a newly registered website, Johnbalent.biz This one amazingly touts his album collection and his being a sports fan. Is this part of the basis one uses to hire an attorney?
aboutjohnbalent.com Registered on February 19, 2015, John Balent begins his ABOUTJOHNBALENT series of websites. Generic in nature like the previous 5 registered as JOHNBALENT(.com, .net, .biz, .org, .info) comes his latest round of websites using the same extensions. This one touts his practice and the charitable guy thing again and goes on to talk about his althletic abilities and that he goes to local concerts.
aboutjohnbalent.net Registered on February 26, 2015, more of his ABOUTJOHNBALENT series of websites. Generic in nature like the all his other websites. This one touts his practice and refers to him as a "Charitable Volunteer." It also for some odd reason wants you to know that he enjoys the Jackson Lake Lodge Mural Dining Room at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Maybe he does, but we believe he paid for it through his lump billing practices which an arbitrator panel recently found to have more doubled his billing combined with overcharges.
aboutjohnbalent.org Registered on March 12, 2015, just 46 days before his SUSPENSION and just 22 days before he went on 2 YEARS PROBATION. Generic in nature like the all his other websites. This one touts his practice with more of the charitable guy thing and then goes on to appartently give as a selling point to hiring him is that he listen's to Bob Dylan and goes to his concerts.
aboutjohnbalent.biz Registered on March 22, 2015, just 36 days before his SUSPENSION and just 12 days before he went on 2 YEARS PROBATION. Generic in nature like the all his other websites. This one touts his practice with more of the charitable guy thing with a helping of what he like to do in his spare time.
aboutjohnbalent.info Also registered on March 22, 2015, just 36 days before his SUSPENSION and just 12 days before he went on 2 YEARS PROBATION (BTW, that was a Sunday, so we know how he was spending his weekends prior to his lastest discipline by the State Bar). Generic in nature like his other websites. This one touts his practice and makes the claim that he has a psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. This website is contacting the university to confirm that, but if it's true, we might suggest that it's something to take caution from and not get bamboozled by what he says to you to gain or continue hire
John Balent's Profile on Viadeo. You will begin to notice a pattern of John Balent using the charitable guy angle.
John Balent's Profile on Quora. This one also attempts to reel you in with his charitable acts.
John Balent's Profile on Mendeley. This one really pours on the charitable acts.
John Balent's Profile on Pinterest. This one also really pours on the charitable acts.(This website may require you to open it in a separate window
John Balent's Profile on Xing. Surprise! More Pouring on of the charitable acts. (This website may also require you open it in a separate window)
John Balent's Profile on Behance. Simply touts his practice.
John Balent's Profile on Hi, I'm. This one points out he is an active member of the California Bar, but it forgets to metnion he is about to be a SUSPENDED member of the California Bar
John Balent's Profile on Zoominfo. This one touts his Law Practice, but also fails to mention his upcoming 60 day suspension from the practice of law.
John Balent's Profile on About me. Most just touts his Law Practice, and just like his aboutjohnbalent.net website, it somehow seems to indicate that a reason to hire him is his fondness for culinary specialties and scenic atmosphere offered by the Mural Dining Room at Grand Teton National Park
John Balent's Profile on Weebly. Most just touts his Law Practice, but speaks of an education in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. It does not say he has a degree, which he touts on his aboutjohnbalent.info website.
John Balent's Profile on AngelList. Most just touts his Law Practice. This website may require you open it in a new window.
John Balent's Profile on Resume.com. This one pours on the charitable guy thing again and oddly again offers as a selling point his fondness of the culinary specialties and scenic atmosphere offered by the Mural Dining Room at Grand Teton National Park.
John Balent's Profile on Professional of the Web. Most just touts his Law Practice, capitalizes on the charitable guy thing and gives links to several of his other recent web profiles.
John Balent's Profile on Slideshare. This one, opened in April 2015 just prior to his Suspension and after his 2 years probation began, touts his practice with a slide show titled "A Brief Overview of the Field of Family Law" by John Balent. Much like how many clients have summed up his represtation, it's short, only 3 pages long including the title page. This website might require you open it in a new window.
John Balent's Profile on AARP. Scrapping at the bottom of the barrel in our opinion, John Balent goes after senior citizens for business.
John Balent now has his very own blog. Nothing to say on it as of January 14, 2015.
John Balent Tumblr Blog created on December 26,2104. Most touts more of the charitable guy angle again.
John Balent's Profile on Law Link. This one appears to be a place for attorneys to post a practice profile.
John Balent's Profile on Target Law. This one also looks like a place for attorneys to post a profile.
John Balent's Profile on the HG Legal Resoures Website. Again a place for attorneys to post about their practice
John Balent's Profile on the HG Lawyer Central Website. Once again a place for attorneys to post about their practice
John Balent's Profile on Linkedin.
John Balent's Google Plus Profile. Not exactly new but see if you can find the error in the review by the fictional Kathy Gibbs. We think John Balen's Office wrote this review and most other positive online reviews. We recommend you post your comments about John Balent on his Google Plus profile.
John Balent opened up a Twitter account in November 2014. It takes the charitable guy angle too.
John Balent opened up a Facebook account too, but looks like it's been up for a while.
What we make of this:
It's certainly interesting that learning of a 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation and a 60 day actual suspension (Effective April 28, 2015) that John Balent would step up his web presence. We believe he is doing this for a couple of reasons. First, we believe this website has educated the public and many have chosen to not hire or terminated John Balent and that he needs to find more business. Secondly, by putting his name out there on more websites he may be attempting to push our website down a few pages in search engine results in a further attempt to stop you from seeing his public record. That tactic won't work because we resubmit our website every week to keep it near the top of search engines. Third, we wonder how John Balent will make up for lost income during his 60 day suspension and it might just be possible he was attempting to load up on clients prior to his suspension.
Some additional words about John Balent's positive internet reviews. We believe most of them were created by his office to deceive the public which of course would be another form of false advertising. For example, ask yourself would you really go onto a website such as Yelp, Avvo, Google, etc to compliment an attorney? We seriously doubt it. Although it could be possible his office might ask a client to post positive comments for them, there is something odd about most of the postings. Some came in groups on a variety of Family Law topics (Avvo and Yelp) and followed a negative review (Very common on Yelp). In addition the names used in these reviews do not match up with any client we have found through a massive public records search. One we teased you about on John Balent's Google Plus page for a Kathy Gibbs makes the comment "Mr. Balent was quick to accommodate my family law needs without the stress of dealing with my ex-wife. My children and their needs came first and I could not have asked for better results." OOPS!! Although it's possible today for women to marry each other, the comment about the ex-wife is telling. Not a mistake most people would make to refer to their ex-husband as their ex-wife, but if you at all familer with some of work product of John Balent's staff, you know that is exactly the type of mistake they make. Therefore it is our opinion that most of John Balent's positive reviews were posted by his office.
Speaking of John Balent's Office staff let us point out that the woman from his office that some of you may know as Barbara McNabb is actually John Balent's wife Barbara BALENT! This website believes they cover that fact up because clients might find that a tad unprofessional. Here are pictures of Barbara Balent taking a photo of one of our protest signs on a car and walking away after doing so. Clearly it was casual day at the Law Office of John Balent! Or perhaps the lack of professional dress was because no client came to the office on that paticular day. We know, because we were protesting on that entire day in front of his office.
Another member of John Balent's staff is the person John Balent has referred to as "His office manager of 29 years" Kerry Mahler (pictured below).
We would like to wish Kerry a belated Happy 51st Birthday and congradulate her on 29 year career.