Sunday, January 27, 2008

Suspension For Neglect, Other Misconduct

An attorney who was retained to pursue an employment discrimination claim received a settlement offer that the client agreed to accept. However, the attorney did not complete the settlement process prior to the client's death several weeks later. The attorney thereafter did not complete the settlement process on behalf of the client's estate. He then sought to settle a potential malpractice claim without advising the widow to seek independent legal advice and failed to fully cooperate with the disciplinary process. The Louisiana Supreme Court imposed a nine-month suspension for the misconduct. (Mike Frisch)

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