Friday, March 27, 2009
An Illinois hearing board concluded that a lawyer's license should be "monitored rather than revoked" in a case where the attorney had diverted to himself over $30,000 in fees, half of which were due to his firm. The lawyer was both an associate attorney and independent contractor. The attorney's explanation of the misconduct:
The hearing board recommends a two year suspension stayed after nine months with two years of probation.