August 30, 2011
An attorney with a record of prior discipline has been suspended for three years by the Kentucky Supreme Court.
The most serious misconduct in the present case involved the attorney's conduct in a divorce matter. The husband and wife had resided in a house that was the wife's premarital property. The husband (the attorney's client) entered into a post-nuptial agreement that disclaimed any interest in the property.
The attorney thereafter filed a notice of lien against the property for unpaid legal fees. The attorney refused to remove the lien until losing an arbitration over the matter. The wife was unable to refinance her home due to the lien. (Mike Frisch)
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