November 23, 2009
"A Blatant Offense" Merits Disbarment
An Arizona hearing officer has recommended disbarment in a matter involving practice after suspension:
Unfortunately, Respondent has shown the Court and his profession that he no longer cares about following the rules of our profession. Respondent not only continued to practice law after he had been suspended, he completely ignored the State Bar's attempts to contact him and get him to participate in these proceedings. Respondent's conduct is a blatant offense to the standards by which lawyer's, as professionals, live by.
The hearing officer also recommends that the respondent pay restitution to two clients who retained him after his suspension. (Mike Frisch)
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