Wednesday, April 15, 2009
The Oklahoma Supreme Court accepted the resignation of an attorney as a result of the following criminal conduct:
The charges in Tulsa County District Court Case No. CF-2008-1108, stemmed from occurrences on December 22, 2007, when Respondent was drag racing another vehicle on a public road while under the influence of alcohol. The Information in the criminal case sets out that the driver of the other vehicle swerved into Respondent's lane, Respondent lost control of his vehicle and it struck a third vehicle. As a result of the collision a passenger in Respondent's car was killed and two other people were injured.
The resignation is tantamount to disbarment as the attorney must wait at least five years to seek reinstatement. According to a report in the Tulsa World, the person who died was the lawyer's law partner. (Mike Frisch)