In his fictional autobiography, Judge Timothy Philpot discusses many real life events both outside and within his courtroom including descriptions of actual cases. Listed below are the second set of ten groups of disguised characters and clues about their actual identities
11. Jerry Turner and Tonya McDonald
Jerry and Tonya are Domestic Violence Court Litigants. Jerry is Tonya’s latest boyfriend against whom she presents a poorly handwritten complaint asking for “no contact” due to violent abuse. However, she changes her mind and recants in court. This was her fifth petition against five different men who had fathered her babies. Jerry actually agrees to a domestic violence assessment but the judge fears that “… when he sobered up, he would likely be so mad he would not cooperate and probably would not be allowed to see his baby at all.”
12. Dean Beck, Diane Williams and Tanya McCoy (Members of the Kentucky Judicial Conduct Commission)
Dean Beck, the chairman of the Judicial Conduct Commission, is a retired Circuit Court Judge from “Fleming County, where “urban renewal” meant buying a new stoplight for the main intersection down by the Dairy Queen.”
Diane Williams is a lay commissioner who loses enthusiasm for pursuing the case against Judge Philpot’s alter ego because “saw the chance to collect her per diem, end the day early and go back to work selling real estate.”
Tanya McCoy is a retired judge from Harlan County who had been feuding with Dean Beck and dislikes Judge Z. She too was unsuccessful in her attempts to continue disciplinary proceedings against the judge.
13. John Thomas Lee and Ms. Chapman
This is an unmarried couple who are custody court litigants in a name dispute over their 2 year old child. Ms. Chapman denied John Thomas Lee was the father after a few weeks so she could keep her family name for the child and is represented by Harry Wolff. Mr. Lee “is still married to another lady” and represented by Eleanor Day.
14. Anica Washington and Xavier Bradshaw
These or two of several stereotypical African-American characters depicted by Judge Philpot. Anica Washington age twenty-one, and a mother of three is a paternity court litigant seeking support from her incarcerated “baby daddy” Xavier Bradshaw. Xavier, Known as “X”, is on drugs having fathered 13 children by 8 women and is again jailed for being behind on child support despite pleading poverty. According to the author, nobody in his family had ever been married, nor was anyone in his life married.
15. Robin Newton, Ivory Smith and Margaret Crenshaw
Background: Robin Newton is a female judge in Fayette Family Court who is “staunchly and openly pro-abortion.” She is the preferred choice of social workers seeking “judicial bypass’ for minor girls who want an abortion without getting their guardian’s permission. Judge Philpot’s alter ego stumbles upon the racket when the female judge goes on vacation without covering her tracks, and he is called to preside over the case of Ivory Smith, a poor, black, drug-using teenager.
The plot gets a bit murky here because although it seems Margaret Crenshaw (Ivory’s grandmother) has indeed already given permission for Ivory’s abortion, she curiously backtracks after the judge remarks “… her friends at the Consolidated Missionary Baptist Church are not going to be happy about all this.”
Thus, the judge rescues Ivory from abortion-mongering lawyers, social workers, and doctors and the youth is cured of her former delinquency by becoming mother to a son named Jeremiah.
16. Allie Gomez, Sheila Cassity, Larnelle Cassity and uncle Squirrel
Background: Allie worked as an exotic dancer at Pure Gold and is a litigant in the judge’s “Dependency, Abuse and Neglect” Court. “She had two kids. Typical drug mom. Dad was from Mexico and long gone.” The judge gives guardianship of Allie’s children to her sister Sheila because of Allie’s drug problems but is apoplectic when he discovers that Sheila also works at Pure Gold helping her brother-in-law Larnelle in managing the adult nightclub. The judges reaction angers Larnellle’s uncle Squirrel who works as a bartender at the same family run establishment and who leaves an irate voice message for the judge defending his employer from what he perceives to be an unfairly sanctimonious bias against his family’s livelihood. Squirrel narrowly escapes jailing for his impudence by Larnelle’s remonstrations but the judge makes his point.
Background: Althea is a “Dependency, Abuse and Neglect” Court Litigant. She is “A heroin-addicted mother, twenty years old, with her third baby in her arms, born six days ago. Her second cousin appeared and the state had every intention of granting temporary custody to the cousin, who already had Althea’s other two children.”
18. Parents of the Conway twins
Background: The minor sisters are the subject of custody litigation. They are “Cute little blonde girls who lived with dad because mom’s latest boyfriend had a record of domestic violence with other women. The parents had been separated for three years but never divorced because they were “good Catholics.” Their religion told them divorce was a sin.”
19. Arnold Cain’s receptionist
Background: In keeping with the murderous Biblical reference, Dr. Cain is the only OB-GYN in Lexington who performed abortions. His part-time receptionist was the sister of Planned Parenthood’s executive director. The town abortionist conspires with abortion-mongering social workers, legal aid attorneys and unethical family court judges to secretly procure abortions for poor, teenage girls until our hero intervenes by diverting such litigants to his own anti-abortion counselors with the aid of some gory videos.
20. Uncle Bill and Cousin Mike
Background: These attorneys are family members described by the Judge’s father who is inherently suspicious of the legal profession because of the bad apples produced amongst his own relatives.
“Uncle Bill missed a statute of limitations, then lied about it to his client for two years.”
“Cousin Mike “forgot” that a fat escrow account did not belong to him.”
In the book, the judge’s father has taken on Greek ethnicity and resides above a Greek restaurant with his family in Winchester, Kentucky.