When respondent resigned from the Texas bar in lieu of discipline, she was required by Rule 29(a), RLDE, to notify our Commission on Lawyer Conduct – despite the states’ different punishments for turning in one’s license in lieu of discipline ...Read More »
Attorney’s fee agreement did not give rise to a malpractice claim where plaintiff ultimately owed no fees under a contingency fee provision and because an unreasonable fee could only constitute an ethical violation. We affirm the grant of summary judgment ...Read More »
Attorneys – Discipline – Public Reprimand – Failure to Communicate with Clients – Failure to Respond to Disciplinary Authority
Where respondent failed to resolve mail delivery programs at his business center and as a result provided late responses to initial inquiries in 10 disciplinary investigations, after respondent had previously received a confidential admonition for similar conduct, and also failed ...Read More »
Where a check was presented against insufficient funds on respondent’s real estate trust account (respondent forgot to tell his office manager to make a deposit when respondent was out of town, resulting in a disbursement before deposit), and where respondent ...Read More »
Where the respondent-attorney deposited a fee into his operating account, treating the money as an advance fee pursuant to a written fee agreement with his client, but where the fee agreement neither informed the client of his right to terminate ...Read More »
When the court belatedly discovered respondent’s suspension from the practice of law in North Carolina, it imposed a reciprocal suspension applied from the date of the North Carolina suspension In 2008 respondent was suspended from the practice of law in ...Read More »
Where respondent signed her client’s name to an affidavit (which, though true, the client knew nothing about), respondent violated Rules of Professional Conduct 3.3(a)(3), 3.4(b), 8.4(d) and 8.4(e). Respondent is suspended from the practice of law in this state for ...
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A written agreement between a corporation and the government preserved the company’s attorney-client privilege and work-product protection for information that the general counsel of a subsidiary entity disclosed to the government. Background Several years ago, federal prosecutors opened a grand ...
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