Friday, May 21, 2010
The Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board rejected as unduly lenient a hearing committee's proposed fully stayed suspension and has recommended a three-month suspension with all but 30 days stayed, followed by supervised probation for six months. The attorney had a high volume bankruptcy law practice. From 2003 to the present, he was counsel in 4,784 cases.
According to the board, the attorney was able to maintain this high volume practice in a competent manner for many years. Then, three events diminished the quality of his work: his wife got sick, his best employees left and the law changed. He was found to have failed to communicate and competently represent a client, leading to five counts of alleged misconduct.
Correction: Note that the recommendation is a three year suspension. (Mike Frisch)