Welcome to ProSeAction.org

Have you ever wanted to change the direction of our country? 

My name is Jay Fenello, and over the years, I’ve tried many ways to change things for the better:

  • When I was younger, I helped my father and my uncle with their election campaigns.
  • When I was old enough to vote, I voted regularly.
  • As I entered young adulthood, I became a charter member and state organizer for Citizens Against Government Waste.
  • I ran for and was elected to the state board of the Young Republicans, and even attended a Political Leadership Conference in Washington DC.
  • I helped organize a businessman’s educational lunch series.
  • I’ve called, emailed, and signed petitions; and sent these to congressmen, other elected officials, and the media.
  • When I was older, I even testified in front of Congress.

Despite all of these efforts, at best, the outcome was marginal.  If I made any difference at all, it was short lived, and eventually defeated by the much deeper pockets available to the established players.

Especially distressing, I noticed that my efforts were having less and less effect.  The established players were consolidating their influence via legislation, lobbying, and court precedents, until the ability of activists to make a difference were utterly destroyed.

Then I had an idea.  As President Trump recently learned, a single judge can shut down an entire world-wide initiative with a stroke of a pen.  That’s real power.  My thoughts were, rather than doing all of things I had been doing, simply file a lawsuit.  But to be effective, I would need to address the legal costs.

The result is this website.  Instead of paying 10’s of thousands of dollars for attorney fees, people could file as pro se litigants for pennies on the dollar.

Pro Se: advocating on one’s own behalf before a court, rather than being represented by a lawyer.
The right of a party to a legal action to represent his or her own cause has long been recognized in the United States, and even predates the ratification of the Constitution.

These so-called “pro se” civil actions are inexpensive for the common person, but remain very expensive to the large entities that must hire a team of lawyers to defend their interests.  This mismatch in cost structure, is a great equalizer between the money and power of large entities, and the common people.

Having an idea is one thing.  Proving a concept is another.  That’s why, for the last 6 years, I’ve attempted to prove the concept by pursuing my own pro se lawsuit against Bank of America.

I’m happy to report, despite losing almost every case and every motion, fighting the bank pro se has been very effective, and resulted in over $300,000 in benefits.

Now this site is ready to move into its next stage.  If you …

  • Would like to change things for the better
  • Have good reading, writing, logic and comprehension skills
  • Are willing to devote many hours pursuing a lawsuit
  • Are willing to collaborate with others on your goals

then please see next steps to continue.