Friday, July 15, 2011
The Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board has recommended permanent disbarment of an attorney who was suspended for two years in 1986 and has never been reinstated. The attorney pled guilty to manslaughter arising out of the shooting of a co-worker on Thanksgiving Day.
The board found that he admitted the shooting and accepted a hearing committee finding that he had not acted in self-defense. The board rejected the attorney's contention that the conduct did not reflect adversely on his fitness as a lawyer. (Mike Frisch)