March 22, 2013
Kentucky Bar Discipline
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)
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