Monday, January 11, 2016
These business advertisement statements drew a 30-day suspension from the Indiana Supreme Court.
Stipulated Facts: Respondent’s advertisements on his website and in the Yellow Pages included the following statements concerning debtor bankruptcy: (1) “Screwing Banks Since 1992”; (2) “Keep your property”; (3) “Stop wage garnishments”; (4) “Stop home foreclosure”; and (5) “Stop vehicle repossession.”
The attorney stipulated that the ads were unethical
The parties agree that Respondent violated Indiana Professional Conduct Rule 7.1, which prohibits making a false or misleading communication about the lawyer or the lawyer’s services, including a communication that contains a material misrepresentation of fact or law or omits a fact necessary to make the statement considered as a whole not materially misleading.
He was cooperative, remorseful and had taken the ads down. (Mike Frisch)