January 13, 2012
The Iowa Supreme Court has imposed a 60-day suspension for neglect and "at least one misrepresentation to the court" in connection with the attorney's handling of an estate in probate proceedings. The attorney also had taken fees prematurely in the matter.
This case shows once again how a respected member of the bar can become entangled in a web of ethical violations arising from the neglect of an estate in probate proceedings.
The court cited a wide number of civic contributions by the attorney but also noted two prior admonitions. (Mike Frisch)
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