Timeline of John Hoff Oklahoma Law License Application and Results

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Who Has Roommates Without Knowing Who They Are? John Hoff, That's Who

Copy - cover page of sworn statement of John Hoff - April 30, 2014 (click to view larger)

This Blog has reported and contended for years that John Hoff's house located at 2226 Bryant Ave. N, has been used as a non-licensed rental property in the City of Minneapolis versus being Hoff's Homestead and housing "Roommates."

On April 30, 2014, John Hoff was asked to appear in Oklahoma City to submit a sworn statement (Deposition) to the attorney representing the Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners. Hoff submitted an application in August, 2013 to take the Bar Examination for the purpose of becoming a licensed attorney in the State of Oklahoma. Information that questioned Hoff's ethics and character fitness was submitted to the board by several people, including the author of this Blog, Jim Watkins.

The Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners sent that information to their attorney who reviewed the documents and Hoff's application was investigated. The deposition consists of 225 pages of sworn testimony from John Hoff. The information contained in this post is found on pages 103-106 and the testimony specific to Hoff's tenant-roommate situation was copied and included in this post.
For reference... The numbers below represent the line number for dialogue on every page of the statement. The "Q:" is dialogue for the attorney presenting the questions and the "A:" represents Hoff's answers.

Click to read the rest of the story...

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Adventures of Johnny Northside Blog Set To Retire June 15, 2015 But, Misadventures Blog Will Continue With John Hoff Information

Screen shot of one of Hoff's pen names, Johnny Forada (click to view larger)

Please note that the link to Hoff's Notice of Appeal against the Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners is posted at the end of this article.

John Hoff has announced he will be stepping aside from his beloved blog in June 2015 but, as Hoff history has shown, it does not mean Hoff will discontinue his bullying ways. It merely means, he will refocus his personal attacks on people he does not like and find another way of doing it.

Hoff has been totally exposed now that the Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners denied his application to join the Oklahoma Bar, even though Hoff completed and passed the bar exam.
Their decision was reached after holding a Rule 11 hearing that covered Hoff's character, moral fitness and respect for the law. I was a witness for the OBBE's and testifying against John was a gratifying experience. All of Hoff's misdeeds against others finally came back to haunt him.
Click HERE to read Findings of Fact Conclusions of Law

Hoff's long history of bullying goes back long before he began blogging in 2008 and I expect him to continue his ways even more now that he has been disgraced from his quest of becoming a lawyer.
After his blog is put to rest, Hoff will be almost 50 years old and essentially starting over from scratch (his student loan debt will likely follow him to his grave), only his public image and credibility will make things more difficult for him. Not to mention, most of his family are at odds with him and likely won't offer him much support. According to his brother, Judd, John lied to him and his mother about his Oklahoma law license status as they had not been aware of a hearing being held.

Word is going around that John will be or already has been reported to the IRS for not claiming income earned in 2013 as well as the Minnesota Unemployment Commission for claiming benefits while not reporting income he earned in Oklahoma at that time. Both of those misdeeds were proven to be fact at the Rule 11 hearing before the Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners.

It is the opinion of this blog author that once John is officially done with his Johnny Northside blog, he will be even more dangerous and pose a bigger threat to intensify his bullying because, he might feel he has nothing more to lose after he lost his credibility and dignity (he didn't really have much of those before).

This blog might explore a few changes to the layout or maybe alter the title but, the commitment to stand up to Hoff and his cyber attacks for people scorned by him in the past as well as hoping to prevent future attacks... Will remain a priority.

To close, I offer you the opportunity to read the 8-page notice of Appeal Hoff filed in November against the Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners after his application to become a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association was denied. It really is entertaining to read some of his insane reasoning for the basis of his appeal.
Note: The court document was obtained from the Oklahoma Supreme Court records.

Click HERE for Hoff's Notice of Appeal

Thursday, April 2, 2015

John Hoff's Motion to Seal Records of Appeal Concerning Denial of Law License Ruled as "Moot" by Oklahoma Supreme Court

Photo by Jim Watkins taken in Oklahoma City, OK. on August 15, 2014
In December 2014, bully blogger, John Hoff AKA Johnny Northside was fighting to have the Oklahoma Supreme Court hear his appeal. Appeal? What appeal?

A quick summary of the events...

In September of 2013, John Hoff sent in his application to take the Bar Exam in the State of Oklahoma.

This blog confirmed that information by contacting the Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners.
All applicants are required to pass a moral character background check before they become licensed.
I quickly submitted documentation about Hoff that supported my character claim about his past to the board and was finally contacted by the attorney who represents the Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners (OBBE). I was told there would be a hearing held before the board and I agreed to testify in person.

In February of 2014, the Oklahoma Bar Association held their Bar Exam and John Hoff was allowed to take the Exam. Hoff passed the exam but, he was not allowed to join the Bar Association due to his moral character and fitness status being under review.

On April 30, 2014 John Hoff met with the board's attorney to give a deposition that lasted a full day.

A hearing was held in Oklahoma City on August 14th and 15th, 2014 and I appeared to testify on the second day of the hearing and was questioned by the board's attorney and cross examined by John Hoff.

On October 17, 2014, the Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners officially ruled to deny Hoff's application to join the Oklahoma Bar. They based their decision on evidence presented at the August Rule 11 hearing with their reasons summarized with their Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law. Click HERE to read that document.

On November 19, 2014, John Hoff filed a motion to appeal the board of bar examiners ruling. On the same day, Hoff filed a motion to proceed Informa Pauperis in an attempt to avoid having to pay the fees required to have the appeal heard by the Oklahoma Supreme Court.
Five days later, the OBBE's filed motions to strike and dismiss.

On December 10, 2014, Hoff filed a motion with the Supreme Court to seal the records pertaining to all of the events listed above and from that date forward.

On December 10, 2015, the Oklahoma Supreme Court issued the following ruling:

"JE: MOT AND AFF OF HOFF TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS DENIED. ETC. PURSUANT TO RULE 11 ETC, HOFF SH/FILE, W/IN 30 DAYS OF DATE OF TH/ORDER, GOOD AND SUFF BOND TO BE APPROVED BY CLERK OF SUP CT IN AN AMOUNT SUFF TO DEFRAY COSTS OF APPEAL, INCLUDING RULE 11 TRANS. FAILURE TO TIMELY FILE COST BOND ETC SH/RESULT IN DSML OF APPEAL. ALL JUSTICES CONCUR. C/ATTYS"
On February 2, 2015, John Hoff's quest to become a licensed attorney in the State of Oklahoma officially ended as the Supreme Court dismissed Hoff's motion to appeal and declared the motion to seal the records as "Moot."

I find it difficult to read the document without being overly critical of the content written by Hoff. In a way it is simply upsetting to read his reasons for wanting the records sealed because, he really believes all the garbage he comes up with to support his motion. Thankfully, the justices of the Oklahoma Supreme Court didn't agree with him at all and because of them ruling the motion as moot.... The document is now public information and this blog has obtained a copy for the public to see.

Below is a link that will allow readers to see the PDF file. Enjoy and more to come!

Click to read 14-page motion to seal records PDF file by Hoff

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Hoff Says He Is Living in Poverty to Support Motion to Proceed In forma Pauperis but Denied by Oklahoma Supreme Court

On November 14, 2014, John Hoff AKA Johnny Northside appeared before the Clerk for the Oklahoma Supreme Court. 
Hoff was there because, he didn't agree with the ruling by the Oklahoma Board of  Bar Examiners to deny his application to practice law in Oklahoma as a member of the Bar. Click here to read the findings of fact, conclusions of law based on the 2-day hearing held August 14-15, 2014 in Oklahoma City

The problem Hoff faced with appealing his application being denied involved money... Something Hoff has never really had any of. However, he sure does OWE a LOT of it (more on that in a future post)!
According to the Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners Rules Governing Admission to the Bar, under Rule 11...
Section 8. (a) An applicant whose application is denied by the Board of Bar Examiners following a Rule Eleven hearing, may appeal to the Supreme Court of Oklahoma by filing twelve (12) copies of a Notice of Appeal with the Clerk of the Supreme Court and one copy of a Notice of Appeal with the Board. The Notice of Appeal and cost bond shall be filed by the applicant with the Clerk of the Supreme Court within thirty (30) days after the Board's written decision was mailed to the applicant or his/her counsel. The Notice of Appeal shall set forth the basis for the appeal. Any findings of fact and conclusions of law issued by the Board in connection with the Rule Eleven hearing shall be attached to the Notice of Appeal. 
(b) At the same time the Notice of Appeal is filed, the applicant shall also file a good and sufficient cost bond to be approved by the Clerk of the Supreme Court in an amount sufficient to defray the costs of the appeal, including the Rule Eleven hearing transcript.
In other words, in order for Hoff's appeal to be heard by the supreme court, he would have to cover the cost of the bond that would include the transcript from the Rule 11 hearing. For Hoff to appeal his case properly,he would have to come up with a significant amount of money. It was estimated that the amount of money Hoff would have had to pay was in the range of $5,000.
John didn't have that much money so, he pulled out one of his old, reliable tricks that he has used in most of his previous court cases.... To ask the court for permission for him to proceed "Informa Pauperis"
For those not familiar with that term, it more or less means the person filing the case does not have the money to cover the required costs and if the court approves the motion to proceed in forma pauperis, the cost is absorbed by the court (or the taxpayers really).

Here is the Oklahoma Statute:
§ 922. Affidavit in forma pauperis
The affidavit provided for in the preceding section [FN1] shall be in the form following, and attached to the petition, viz.:State [of Oklahoma, ____________ County, ____________,] in the district court of said county: I do solemnly swear that the cause of action set forth in the petition hereto prefixed is just, and I (or we) do further swear that by reason of my (or our) poverty, I am unable to give security for costs.
Hoff claimed poverty in order to appeal his case. The irony of that is that one of the reasons Oklahoma denied Hoff's application to practice law was that the Board of Bar Examiners determined that Hoff lived in poverty on PURPOSE!
The following from the findings of fact conclusions of law from Hoff's denial... (click below to view larger)

John Hoff was proven to be opposite of so many things that he has long claimed to be on his blog and among his supporters is former Minneapolis city council member and current Minneapolis Public School Board member, Don Samuels. In fact, Samuels submitted a letter of support to the board on Hoff's behalf but, he did not appear as a witness for Hoff at his Rule 11 hearing.
A copy of the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law for Hoff's denial will be sent to Samuels to review and I will follow up after that seeking a comment on his decision to support Hoff as he has in the past.

Hoff will not be a lawyer anywhere anytime soon and Hoff has only himself to blame.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Karma Visits Blogger John Hoff In A Big Way As Oklahoma Denies Law License

This Blog post is dedicated to every person who has suffered and endured the unfair attention of John Willard Hoff. 

This article is the first of many regarding north Minneapolis blogger John Hoff AKA Johnny Northside of the Adventures of Johnny Northside Blog and his quest to obtain a license to practice law in the State of Oklahoma.

Specific details involving the long process will follow in the weeks and months to come but, this post will be limited to the facts.
The three images below are copies of the three page document from the Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners' "Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law" obtained from the Oklahoma Supreme Court.

Click on the images to view larger.




To the Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners and members of the Oklahoma Bar Association... I offer you my gratitude and a huge THANK YOU!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Johnny Northside's Own Family Lives In Fear Of His Ruthless Attacks Against Them

John Hoff AKA Johnny Northside is a blogger who writes about north Minneapolis issues and is widely considered to be a hypocrite who puts people he writes about in compromising positions and at times, even their own safety is put at risk. If one of his attacks does not get the results he wanted, he goes beyond them and attacked that person's family. 

In December of 2014, I was contacted by John Hoff's brother, Judd Hoff. Click HERE to read about that. At the end of that post, Judd submitted a long string of comments that covered a lot of issues Hoff's family has been facing because of what John has been doing. I didn't want Judd's words to become buried in the archives of comments so, I decided to re-publish his comments as a dedicated post. The following has been un-edited and posted exactly as it was submitted. 
Part 1:
I only know how to post anonymously, but this is Judd Hoff. I accept your apology. In knowing you a little over a month you have shown me more quality of character than the person formerly known as my brother has shown (not just to me but to me and everybody else) in a lifetime. I have been a good brother to him. I can't even count how many times over the years that I have provided him vehicles dirt cheap, or fixed his vehicles or given him tires. When he showed up, ALWAYS unannounced, my wife of 17 years and I would provide him with the food, shelter, clothing, and laundry use that he asked for. Suffice it to say that we have been thanked by him for all of these kindnesses with unprovoked legal attacks, threats and slander. He has treated me worse than I have ever been treated by anyone, even my worst enemies, in my entire life. He has upset my beautiful kind and gentle wife and attacked slandered and insulted her as well. (continued) 
Part 2:(continued) We live in constant fear of what lies he will spew about us next, and to whom. This stress has greatly harmed my family and exacerbated my poor wifes migraine and tension headaches. She is such a gentle and nonconfrontational person that it has also been very spiritually taxing on her as she has never before felt her own anger towards anyone so intensely. He has publicly questioned her abilities to homeschool our children, even though he knows absolutely NOTHING of our progress, curriculum, or daily routines. He has publicly questioned her ability to help take care of my aged mother-even though she diligently cooks and cleans for her and adheres to a strict low sodium diet with every meal that she lovingly prepares for her. Trista has known and loved my mother longer than she has known ME! And john knows absolutely NOTHING about what all goes on here on the home place and has been largely absent since 1986 although he is full of unsolicited advice and harsh criticisms anyways. (cont.) 
Part 3:(cont.) I swear i could go on for days about the disloyalty he has shown, the self-assured condescention and reeking arrogance he has displayed towards me in such an unfettered manner. Carelessly and recklessly meeting out assumptions and judgements of others as though he is some sort of precognitive genius or moral authority. I could tell you things about him that are so damningly embarrassing that he would probably jump off of a bridge if I did. ---So who the hell do you think you are, John? Acting like some online primadonna who can treat anyone any way that you want and get away with it? Then turn around and treat me that way-threatening to sic social services on us-who showed up two days later and assured us we are doing a fine job of parenting-unlike you the failure husband and father who can't even claim to have successfully raised a cat much less a child and turned the perrenial dodging of child support into a sceince. Did you think i was going to sit idley by while you (cont.) 
Part 4:(cont) parade yourself like some kind of caped crusading hero of the North Minneapolis blogosphere while you PRETEND to live there? Shaming and extorting people and provoking disenfranchised underprivledged marginalized inner-city black folks who can only dream of growing up the way you got to, although you routinely complain about it and describe it as 'struggling in rural poverty.' Well, at least Trista can take solace in the fact that you also called social services on your own MOTHER when HER best efforts weren't good enough for you EITHER as a bratty, arrogant and ungrateful teenager. I know where I WAS at the time-listening to them weeping tears of shame as overwhelming frustration and pain battered their broken hearts. Now I hear the same out of my wife on this farm that was never good enough for you-where you never hauled fire wood, chopped weeds, mowed the grass, plowed the snow, plumbed a piped, worked the fields or nailed a shingle. Your real good at interjecting yourself and trying (cont.) 
Part 5:(cont.) to foist yourself off as some sort of expert and authority into worlds and situation you know nothing of. Taking your premature ignorant assumptions about people and painting them in broad presumptuous strokes the intention of which is not to help or inform but rather for you own deluded and sick self-indulgment. You take sick sadistic delight and pleasure in exercising whatever power and control you can unfairly and momentarily grasp and forge weapons from to aim and hurl at others. In my case, with what you have tried to do to discredit me in the above fashion, I have the facts and evidence by which I can easily expose you and your attacks as frauds and lies, and we have already begun to unravel all the evil webs you spun against us, and the crap you threw against the wall has slid to the floor. The ugly mark it left is an undeserved reproach that we will most likely be forced to bear in the community where we ACTUALLY live and ACTUALLY RAISE our children and ACTUALLY work, unlike you (cont.) 
Part 6:(cont.) who can only feign such commonplace virtue. READER-I want you to know that I do not expose and lambast my own blood frivolously...he started this and has greatly sullied the otherwise happy and peaceful existence of my successful nuclear family of 17 years. He attempts to destroy me out of jealous hatred because I have succeeded at everything he has failed at...namely being a loving and INVOLVED son, husband, and father. We did nothing to provoke his attacks other than love him in spite of his caustic flaws and help him whenever we could. We are agreed as a family that John has become too great of a liability. He brings out the worst in people, and we have lived in fear of misdirected reprisals from those John has harmed since long before Jim's less serious indescretion...heyat least it was only onlind. John has attacked our home, our family, our CHILDREN, our security and our reputations AT HOME, where we were born and raised. So we do this out of a need to clarify to those who would (cont.) 
Part 7:(cont.) who would do us harm in order to get back at John-we have nothing in common with John and want nothing to do with him. He doesn't care about anyone but himself and would love it if you harmed us. Know that if john ever attempts to contact us again, as he has continued to do despite being asked not to-we will report it to the authorities and seek a restraining order. He has been told, even by his own mother, that he is a 'personna non grata' and to stay away from the home place. We publicy expose these matters mainly so that John's many enemies, knowing these things, will not seek to harm us any further. Jim, you are an outstanding example of positive transformation and spiritual growth. With a heavy heart I can only lament that John is incapable of displaying such attributes. Me and my beatiful family, are deeply embarrassed and ashamed by the way John treats people and acts publicy. 
So, dear reader, please help to protect us by letting everyone know that we do not want to be associated w John.
This isn't the best comparison but, this scene from The Gladiator shows Maximus returning home only to find that his innocent family had been slain. John Hoff is hardly a Gladiator (more of a weasel really) but, this is the type of fear that Judd Hoff is talking about as his brother routinely attacks people... Some of whom are very dangerous people. (Sorry about the quality)



Sunday, January 25, 2015

This Blog Extends Public Apology To Hoff... Family


About two years ago I wrote an article that was meant to expose John Hoff AKA Johnny Northside as being a hypocrite for his writing harsh and unfair criticisms about a person's family that had nothing to do with the actual person John was targeting. The article I posted was about John's brother, Judd Hoff and some information I had found online about him. My intention was to show that John should not be attacking someone else's family when his own family had issues of their own.

I am going on record now by stating online that what I wrote about Judd Hoff in that article and then the comments that followed, was not fair to Judd Hoff and his immediate family and I should have known better than that.

To Judd, his wife and their kids.... I am sorry for writing about any issues you have faced and I am sorry for any ill-will that it caused.  After realizing my mistake, I decided to delete that post as well as the comments.

While I stand firm with this blog and the intentions of it being to inform the public about the dangers and threats posed by John Hoff, I want to make it clear that the focus is on John Hoff.... Not his brother, sister, mother, nieces, nephews and so on.

Some may be curious to know what might have caused me to reconsider what I had said about John's family in the past. I will admit that it was not brought on by myself rather, it was a result of hours of telephone conversations between myself and... Judd Hoff himself.
John Hoff's brother.

I will be posting bits and pieces of things that we have talked about since I first spoke to Judd on December 15, 2014.

For the record: It is true that both John and Judd share the same last name but, Judd is someone I would defend in public if he was unfairly attacked. I can't say the same for John. Judd is an interesting guy who also happens to know a lot of disturbing things about his brother, John.
Why would Judd have any interest in discussing his brother with John's so-called "arch-nemesis" whose former nickname was the "evil anti-Johnny?"
Simple... John Hoff not only will attack anyone he feels like but, John Hoff will and HAS attacked his own family. Judd's reaction was understandable... It pissed him off.

Lastly, I want to extend this last part to Judd Hoff's daughter, Heidi:
"In talking with your dad, I have learned that your (former) uncle has made your life difficult at times and you have had to deal with his actions more than your brothers and sisters. I can understand that you want your anger to be understood. I hope this post is intended to show that my issues have always been between me and your (former) uncle, John and I admit that my writing about Judd was a mistake and that I showed poor judgement by posting it. You are welcome to have your own opinion of me and I don't blame you if your opinion of me is bad but, I hope you are able to form a new opinion of me, much like how my opinion of your dad went from a negative one to the complete opposite once I had the chance to talk to him."

The coming weeks will bring new information and updates regarding John Hoff.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Ugly Controversy Has a Name. It's Name is Johnny Northside


John Hoff has a history of positioning himself right in the middle of controversy. The topic is of no significance to Hoff AKA Johnny Northside, as long as his efforts are expected to be rewarded by seeing his name mixed into the mud pie. Some people might argue that he stands up for what is right and vows to fight. Then there are people like me, Jim Watkins who has studied Hoff's past, his activities, his fights, his attacks and when the dust begins to settle after his numerous crusades, the public can always count on Hoff's signature move rearing it's ugly head. 

Signature move? What on Gods green earth would that be???

It really consists of several things that all add up and become the signature move.
Here is how a Hoff controversy goes...

Hoff masterminds a scheme that he can blog about that will upset a group of people who want to fight back. Hoff's secret and Ace up his sleeve is the people he targets are people that the general public would not care to defend. Criminals have proven to serve his causes well.
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