In response to John Settle’s negative “editorial” about me that he distributed via mass email today, I simply state the following:

During the last few years I have been previously involved as an attorney in several different matters relating to John Settle’s multiple alleged acts of unethical and unprofessional conduct.  These multiple alleged acts of unethical and unprofessional conduct ultimately resulted in Mr. Settle being sanctioned for his misconduct by the First Judicial District Court, and also being sanctioned by the Louisiana Office of Disciplinary Counsel. Additionally, on October 2, 2016, Mr. Settle was suspended by the Louisiana Supreme Court from the practice of law.  Mr. Settle has also recently written and delivered personal letters to me that are filled with angry, hateful and untrue comments about me and my family.  I chose not to respond to his letters.

In further response to John Settle, I am also reminded of the instructive verse contained in Matthew 5:44:  “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; ”

I sincerely extend to John Settle my prayers and kindness, and I wish him all of the best in his future endeavors.

Marshall Jones
November 17,2016