A Texas attorney, Martin Sweeney, a former partner at Cozen O'Connor, has been accused of using inappropriate language in a motion for sanctions filed by the opposing attorney. In a string of emails discussing the scheduling of depositions, the attorney, Martin Sweeney, made threatening and rude comments to Chad Arnette.
It all started with Sweeney emailing Arnette: "That's bulls**t Chad. I told you I would get dates in March. I'll quash and Rule 11 you otherwise. Don't jack with me." Arnette responded by saying: "Not sure where that came from, but if you are committed to getting us dates in March, that would be swell." Sweeney then replied by saying: "It came from ME. F*** with me and you will have a huge a**hole. ... I meant Rule 13 by the way, and I will make sure it comes out of your tight little pockets." Sweeney continued to berate Arnette even after Arnette told him he would be filing a motion for sanctions. Sweeney called Arnette a "pansy," "ignorant slut" and "gutless attorney." Sweeney then gave Arnette his home address because, as he stated, "I'd love to meet you in person to fully express myself."
Cozen O'Connor released a statement stating that Sweeney is no longer with the firm and that the firm "expect[s] all of [their] attorneys and professional staff to maintain the highest standards of professionalism and civility at all times in their conduct on behalf of our firm clients."