I didn’t know it at the time Ron was disclosing to me his trip with Sam Vest to the Bahamas, but, two years later, I would be traveling to the Bahamas to secretly deposit $100,000 for Ron’s blind trust.
I didn’t know it at the time but, within two years, Ron would be marrying one of the wealthiest women in the nation, Jackie Bancroft Spencer, the Wall Street Journal heiress.
My years in law practice and asset protection brought to me many unique, sometimes totally bizarre, people who became my clients. A lawyer begins a professional relationship, but in this type of practice, the relationship often evolves into something more, a relationship of dependence on the one hand, and a companionship on the other.
Clients may live different lifestyles. They may do stupid or absurd things, or they may shine with brilliance. It’s not for the lawyer to sit in judgment but to represent. If a lawyer found it necessary to sit in judgment of clients, there would be no clients. The charge is to fit the client’s actions within the law.
And so it was with Ron and Jackie and my representation of them.
I write of these experiences in my book: Observer: The Ronnie Lee and Jackie Bancroft Spencer Morgan Story, a tale of people, greed, envy, manipulation — even crime.