Friday, February 19, 2016
A 30-day suspension has been imposed by the Indiana Supreme Court for the following
Respondent sent a threatening and obscene private social media
message to a client’s ex-husband.
He was sorry and took the medicine
Violation: The parties agree that Respondent violated Indiana Professional Conduct Rule 4.4(a), which prohibits using means in representing a client that have no substantial purpose other than to embarrass, delay, or burden a third person. The parties also agree that Respondent violated Indiana Professional Conduct Rule 8.4(d), which prohibits engaging in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice.
Discipline: The parties propose the appropriate discipline is a suspension of 30 days with automatic reinstatement. The Court, having considered the submissions of the parties, now approves the agreed discipline.