Friday, February 21, 2020
Not sure I have ever seen a longer career end in disbarment as in a decision today of the Nebraska Supreme Court
Respondent was admitted to the practice of law in the State of Nebraska on June 18, 1953. On January 23, 2020, respondent filed a voluntary surrender of license to practice law, in which he stated that a grievance was filed against him with the Counsel for Discipline. Respondent states that a grievance was filed by Kansas attorneys, Jason E. Brinegar and Coleman J. Younger, which alleged that respondent, as trustee of the Edwin Irvine Testamentary Trust, misappropriated funds from said trust during 2018 and 2019 in the approximate amount of $37,000. Respondent states that he knowingly does not contest the truth of the allegations set forth in the grievance. Respondent stated that he freely and voluntarily surrenders his privilege to practice law in the State of Nebraska; waives his right to notice, appearance, or hearing prior to the entry of an order of disbarment; and consents to the entry of an immediate order of disbarment.
The case is State ex rel. Disciplinary Counsel v. Galter. (Mike Frisch)