Monday, August 18, 2008
A hearing board in Louisiana has recommended a suspension of a year and a day of an attorney for misconduct arising out of a rear end collision. The lawyer asked the other driver if the matter could be resolved amicably between them. The other driver was employed at a law firm and "[a]ssumed I could trust an attorney. I agreed not to call the police and handle this between the two of us." The attorney falsely claimed to have insurance (she was illegally driving without it) and later falsely denied the accident altogether.
The charges (deemed admitted because the lawyer did not participate) involved, among other things, the false denials and multiple false statements to the Office of Disciplinary Counsel. (Mike Frisch)