Wednesday, May 8, 2013
An Arizona Hearing Panel has reprimanded an attorney not licensed in the state for his conduct in operating a company called "The Tax Edge." The company documents referred to the attorney as the legal document preparer and identified his credentials as "JD, LLM."
The attorney "took advantage of [a] Decedent, who suffered from Multiple Sclerosis, and was an alcoholic, so that he could write himself into Decedent's trust documents as a beneficiary.'
He was nowhere to be found when the bar began to look into his conduct.
If Respondent had been an Arizona attorney, the Hearing Panel would have ordered disbarment.