Friday, February 13, 2009

Misconduct Merits More Than Censure

An attorney who has practiced for 34 years was suspended for a minimum of three months by the Iowa Supreme Court. The attorney had neglected a personal injury matter, prematurely taken a fee in a probate matter, and made misrepresentations in connection with the probate matter. He had generally denied misconduct but failed to file an answer to the disciplinary complaint. The court rejected the lawyer's request for a public censure rather than suspension. Reinstatement is conditioned on a showing that he has not engaged in unauthorized practice during the period of suspension. (Mike Frisch)

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It is amazing what gets attention and what doesn't. I was involved in a civil law suit with a long time friend of then sitting Governor Vilsack. Vilsack inapproriately intervened. Never had any press.

Dixie Burkhart
Facts Don't Matter
www.eloquentbooks.com/FactsDontMatter.htm

Posted by: Dixie Burkhart | Feb 16, 2009 10:05:26 AM

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