Friday, March 22, 2013
The Kentucky Supreme Court has suspended an attorney for 180 days, with 90 days stayed and probation, for two counts of misconduct.
One instance involved a misdemeanor conviction that arose from an argument that the attorney had with his girlfriend, now his wife. After consuming 12-18 beers and arguing with the then girlfriend, she "ended up on the hood of the car as he drove away."
The other misconduct involved a false statement that he was not the subject of a disciplinary investigation in attempting to resign from the Kentucky Bar.
In an unrelated matter, an attorney who converted a significant portion of $200,000 in settlement proceeds was permanently disbarred.
When the client complained to the Bar several years later, the attorney gave her two $5,000 checks and instructed her to "get the Bar Association off his ass." (Mike Frisch)