My Third Novel's Conclusion, My Heartbreak

My heart begins to break when I think about completing this particular book -- because this narrative has sustained me like no other story I've known. It's both more personal and more universal than my other works. But beyond memory and archetype, it's a cri-de-coeur about needing to become the person one is destined to be. And in the writing, I have met my own life's work, my own fated journey -- having the sense all the while that the pages are suffused with a resonance, an energy, an electrified field that defies explanation. Writers hope and pray to be overtaken by a work in this way -- to be conscripted into passionate service of a profound story. To experience it even once in a lifetime seems a great privilege. I still have several months before this novel is complete, and this constitutes my reprieve. Because I'm not ready for the beauty to end.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Did Attorney Nick Heimlich Contact Attorney Christopher Bou Saeed, in Violation of My Privacy Rights and Attorney/Client Privilege?

Following herewith are a series of communications extended to Attorney Christopher Bou-Saeed concerning slanderous and defamatory communications he is alleged to have received from Attorney Nick Heimlich.

It is noteworthy that I never mentioned these attorneys to one another.  The only manner in which Nick Heimlich could have learned about my consultations with Christopher Bou-Saeed was through the FBI's unlawful surveillance of my communications, and further, the agency's unconstitutional attempts to deprive me of objective legal representation.

Segments of these communications are redacted, although the OIG Hotline will be provided with complete emails.

Sent: February 12, 2021 at 9:18 a.m., From: To:

Chris, I need, as a precautionary measure, to inform you about an apparently compromised attorney named Nick Heimlich.

I have been told that Mr. Heimlich is a xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxx who has had recent communication with xxxxxxx xxxx.  I have also been told that, at xxxxxxx xxxx's express direction, he has attempted to discredit me with other attorneys with whom I have consulted.  Further, I have been told that he has engaged in slandering me in a communication to the xxxxxxxxxx xxx, in an attempt to protect himself against any potential misconduct complaint.

Obviously, this information should be handled in the most confidential way possible. Mr. Heimlich is clearly a xxxxxx xxxxxxxx man with, according to others, a xxxxxxx and xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx history.

I thought it important that you should have this information at this time.

Would you please inform me immediately if Mr. Heimlich has had any recent communications with you or attempts to do so in the future?

Thank you for placing your professional ethics as a high priority.

As you well know, ethics and integrity mean everything in cases such as this one, involving potential collusion between organized crime and law enforcement.

I look forward to speaking with you soon.

Most sincerely,



Sent: February 12, 2021 at 3:46 p.m. From: To:

Christopher, I feel I should let you know that my attorney, Peter Schlueter, immediately withdrew from this case rather than answer a direct question concerning his communications with Nick Heimlich.

This Wednesday, February 10, you agreed to consult with me on this case.

Will you please answer my question with regard to whether Nick Heimlich has communicated with you in any way?  Beyond Mr. Heimlich, have you had any communications from any member of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office?  Scott Berberian, perhaps?  And laster, have you communicated in any way with xxxxxxx xxxx or a proxy for him?

Thank you for responding to me in writing at your earliest opportunity.


Lane MacWilliams


Sent: July 26, 2021 at 7:16 p.m. From: To:

Christopher, this email stands as a third request for information from you concerning any communication you may have received from Attorney Nick Heimlich regarding my legal matters.  As you know, I am seeking disclosure of SMC Case Report #19-11840 as central to my complaint against Dr. David Lieberman and any others involved in this potentially falsified police report.  I believe that Attorney Nick Heimlich may have been involved in attempts to slander and discredit me as I have sought legal representation, so your contribution to illuminating this matter is important.

Please see my questions below and respond to me in writing at your earliest convenience.

Thank you very much,

Lane MacWilliams


Sent: July 29, 2021 at 10:40 a.m.  From: To:

Ms. MacWilliams,

Please refer to the email I sent you on February 16, 2021 (copied below). I placed in bold the sentence which is responsive to your subsequent inquiries.

Please do not send me any further communications, electronic or otherwise.

--------- Forwarded message ---------

Lane, upon reflection I cannot accept retention as your attorney because I do not have the expertise necessary to protect your interests in the areas of law your matters reside.  I assure you I've had no contact with anyone regarding your matters and this decision is solely based on my conclusion that I cannot professionally perform the legal services you require.  Simply put, it would be unethical for me to accept retention in these matters because I do not have the requisite legal competency to do so.

I sincerely wish you well and hope your matters can be resolved to your satisfaction.


Christopher Bou Saeed


Commentary:  Mr. Bou Saeed specializes in civil rights matters as they pertain to police accountability.  He was highly qualified to take my case and had agreed to do so.

Why was his email, dated February 16, 2021, never delivered to my inbox?  Was it because he had agreed on February 10, 2021 to serve as a formal consultant on the case -- and an immediate withdrawal after that agreement would look suspicious and be potential cause for a complaint with the California State Bar?

Mr. Bou Saeed's denials that he has communicated with anyone "about your matters" does not preclude his being the recipient of slanderous and defamatory communications from Attorney Nick Heimlich or others.


Sent: July 29, 2021 at 11:26 a.m. From: To:

Christopher, thank you for your response.  In checking my email record, your February 16 email is not listed.  In fact, I never received it.  Are you able to forward this email to me separately, please -- which is to say, not embedded in this particular email thread?  Please just access your original February 16 email and forward it to me at this email address directly.

That would be a great help.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter,

Lane MacWilliams


Sent: July 29, 2021 at 12:21 p.m. From: To:

Thank you for forwarding this communication, Chris.

As a follow up, I need to ask whether you had any communication with Attorney Nick Heimlich, San Mateo County Sheriff's Office Detective Scott Berberian, any member of the San Mateo County Sheriff's office, any employee of the FBI, or xxxxxxx xxxx or a proxy for xxxxxxx xxxx in January and February of 2021.

I appreciate your being forthcoming with these specifics.

Most sincerely,

Lane MacWilliams


Sent: July 29, 2021 at 12:24 p.m. From: To:

I've had no contact, ever, with anyone about your case.  No more emails please.


Commentary:  Why is it that neither Attorney Christopher Bou Saeed nor Attorney Peter Schlueter are willing to state that they have not spoken to Attorney Nick Heimlich?

While they both state that they have not discussed my case with others, such statements do not preclude these attorneys' having received slanderous and defamatory information about me from Attorney Nick Heimlich.

So, why are they unwilling to answer the question directly?

Is it because they didn't know Nick Heimlich prior to the time he contacted them in January and February of 2021?

They had never spoken to him before, but now, somehow, he calls them both out of the blue?  To talk about what specifically?

Did the FBI have contact with Attorney Peter Schlueter and Attorney Christopher Bou Saeed?  Were these advocates offered pay from Infragard?  Did they accept, even knowing that they would be violating professional ethics regulations in doing so?

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