February 20, 1998
3801 Connecticut Avenue, NW #136
Washington, DC 20008-4530
Jerome J. Shestak, Esq.
Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen
Philadelphia, PA 19102-2678
RE: Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld Homicide/Violence Risk Assessment -- Pennsylvania Attorney ID 41032
Dear Mr. Shestak:
Further to my letter to you dated February 3, 1997, I submit two computer discs that contain all of my personal computer files for the period November 1996 to the present. The documents contained on the discs will address any possible concerns that the American Bar Association may have with respect to my professional conduct as an attorney licensed to practice in Pennsylvania.
I want to relate an anecdote. My psychiatrist recently said to me: "Mr. Freedman, tell me, how would you describe your present life circumstances? And, please, limit yourself to one word. I'm a busy man." In response to his question I said: "Good." He said: "That tells me that you engage in massive denial." My psychiatrist then said: "Now, if you would, Mr. Freedman, expand that to two words. Describe for me in two words the nature of your present circumstances." I said: "Fine. -- Not Good." He said: "Mr. Freedman, that tells me that you're a paranoid malingerer."
And that, Mr. Shestak (to quote an ancient Rabbi), is the sum total of psychiatry. The rest is commentary.
cc: Prof. Samuel Dash [now deceased] [ethics adviser to Kenneth Starr, Esq.-Whitewater Special Counsel]