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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Probate lawyer behaving badly

EvilA Houston lawyer recently received a six-month suspension from the practice of law for the following behavior:

[He] was retained to file an application for a guardianship in probate court. [He] did not return many of the client’s phone calls and generally failed to keep her properly informed about the matter. Richey promised the client a partial refund of his fee, but failed to follow through on that promise.

In the second matter, [he] was retained to file a Medicaid application and handle related issues. For a lengthy period, Richey did not respond to the client’s letters or otherwise communicate with the client.

Surprisingly, the suspension was fully probated!

See Disciplinary Actions, 71 Tex. B.J. 910, 912 (2008).


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