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 Imposter Arizona Judge William J. O'Neil exposed by Federal attorney Jeffrey Moffatt

Arizona Imposter Judge William J. O’Neil attempts to Silence Good Federal Attorney Jeffrey Moffatt
who exposed William J. O’neil who was already retired and lacked any authority


Divorce case stirs ethics allegations about judge

William J. O’Neil is the Presiding Disciplinary Judge for the state of Arizona. He was appointed in September 2010 and serves as the first presiding disciplinary judge.
O’Neil spent 19 years as a judge of the Pinal County Superior Court. He served as the court’s Presiding Judge from 2001 through 2005 and as its Presiding Juvenile Judge from 1992-2001

In December 2009, O’Neil was assigned by Rebecca White Berch, Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, a case that involves criminal charges filed against Gary Donahoe, who is the presiding judge of the Criminal Court of the Maricopa County Superior Court.

Dennis Wagner
The Republic | azcentral.com

Arizona presiding disciplinary Judge William J. “Bill” O’Neil

This is not a story about a dog or a divorce, but that’s where it begins.

After Mark Dixon and his ex-wife, Carol Johnson, terminated their marriage in late 2009, they got into a custody dispute over Shiloh, an Australian shepherd.

On Dec. 2 of that year, Dixon was pulled over by three plainclothes Pinal County sheriff’s deputies with semiautomatic weapons, according to the incident report and court records.

Dixon alleges he was ordered to surrender the dog or face immediate arrest, so he acquiesced. A civil complaint he filed in federal court against a group of Pinal County deputies and Dixon’s ex-wife says he argued that the disagreement with his wife was a civil matter and that deputies “did knowingly and willingly criminally extort property” by threatening arrest if he did not give up the dog. His lawsuit accused Pinal County officials of conspiracy.

In a court motion, Dixon asserted that his ex-wife, who then worked for a credit union, had assisted Pinal County Superior Court Judge William J. “Bill” O’Neil in obtaining a $300,000 loan prior to the canine-custody dispute.

Dixon, who represented himself during most of the case, speculated that O’Neil, who was not named as a defendant, returned the favor by influencing deputies to seize the dog.

Deputies denied any conspiracy, court records show, and O’Neil also denied any impropriety in an interview with The Arizona Republic. Defense attorneys successfully argued that the lawsuit, which sought $5 million in damages, was legally flawed and failed to show proof.

Thus began a four-year saga of intrigue involving O’Neil, who presides over discipline in the Arizona court system, and Dixon, a 49-year-old construction contractor who acknowledges a 1997 federal fraud conviction.

Dixon and at least two lawyers subjected to discipline by the State Bar of Arizona question the integrity of O’Neil, a key figure responsible for maintaining ethical standards within Arizona’s justice system.

In a court motion filed last month, suspended Phoenix attorney Jane O. Ross asked that O’Neil be removed from Bar disciplinary proceedings against her because of “a pattern of corruption, failure to uphold the due-process rights of disciplinary respondents, failure to acknowledge conflicts of interest, abuses of discretion and power, dereliction of judicial duties and knowingly making false statements.”


Arizona Supreme Court judge retiring

The Court’s presiding disciplinary judge William J. O’Neil will step down later this year

The Arizona Supreme Court’s presiding disciplinary judge has announced plans to retire this year. Judge William J. O’Neil informed Chief Justice Robert Brutinel that he’ll retire mid-year after a successor has been chosen.

O’Neil was appointed in 2010 by the state Supreme Court as Arizona’s first presiding disciplinary judge who presides over attorney discipline, reinstatement and disability cases.

Brutinel said in a statement that O’Neil “set a standard for efficiency and fairness that creates a benchmark for the presiding disciplinary judges to come.”

O’Neil previously served Arizona’s courts for 20 years including time as presiding judge of the Pinal County Superior Court.

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Last Updated on 09/28/2021 by AS

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