Friday, January 8, 2010
The Louisiana Hearing Committee has accepted a concession by an attorney accused of misconduct and recommended permanent disbarment. Among the conceded charges are multiple failures to account and personal use of for the proceeds of workers compensation awards made to clients who were professional football and hockey players. He also failed to return files to numerous other professional athletes, engaged in multiple misrepresentation and ex parte contacts with the court in his personal bankruptcy and was convicted of driving under the influence.
The attorney had sent a letter offering permanent resignation and withdrawal from practice to the hearing committee. (Mike Frisch)