A Lawsuit was filed in Snohomish County on Friday August 29th, 2014 against Bellevue area Mental Health Counselor Douglas J.W. Bartholomew. Bartholomew the who was once called “The Enforcer” by his peers within the Domestic Violence Industry has in recent years fallen from grandeur and been largely exiled from the King County family law domestic violence community. All this disgrace was perpetrated by his decades of unchecked abuses (largely against unknowing fathers going through custody cases) which were finally called into account.
The case, SCSC cause number 14-2-05926-2, alleges Bartholomew violated Washington various subsections of Washington RCW 70.02 MEDICAL RECORDS – HEALTH CARE INFORMATION ACCESS AND DISCLOSURE.
In Summer of 2013 Bartholomew petitioned for a Civil Anti-Harassment Protection Order, actually twice and both times his petitions were found to be without merit and summarily dismissed (Snohomish County District Court cause numbers U13-0047 and U13-0077).
During his sworn examination on the stand in those proceedings he testified that he provided mental health psychotherapy to his patients in absence of any diagnosed medical need for such services, in addition to declaring he had released protected patient records 100’s of times without authority to do so.
So this lawsuit HUPY v BARTHOLOMEW cause number 14-05926-2 was filed-
Once again Bartholomew exemplifies the reason tighter qualifications should be required prior to licensing by the Washington Department of Health.
Bartholomew has recently developed a serious case of amnesia apparently as his response to the complaint indicates
Bartholomew also sought to seal the entire case from public examination- This motion however was denied by SCSC Judge Krese-
Plaintiff filed a Motion to Disqualify Judge Krese for cause, not surprisingly she denied any such bad behavior and denied the Motion-
Order Denying Defendant Bartholomew Motion to Seal