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Chattanooga attorney’s license suspended

A temporary license suspension was recently imposed on a Chattanooga attorney after he failed to address a misconduct complaint, an article of Times Free Press reported on November 8.

In the information provided by the Board of Professional Responsibility, Keith Alan Black was suspended until December 9. The board did not release further details regarding the misconduct complaint about which Black failed to respond. Due to the suspension, Black is prevented from handling new clients, and the board told him to have his existing clients reassigned. Reports revealed the Board of Professional Responsibility previously disciplined Black with suspension for failing to comply with court rulings. The Tennessee Supreme Court is expected to lift the license suspension imposed on Black.

Many attorneys, unfortunately, have difficulties providing for the financial needs of their families after having a professional license suspended. However, if you are threatened with suspension in Austin, the attorneys at the Leichter Law Firm PC may be able to offer you valuable insights to help you prevent it from happening. Learn more about your options from us today by calling (512) 495-9995.


3-year suspension ordered for Craighead County lawyer

The license of a female lawyer in Craighead County was recently suspended for three years due to past convictions on drug charges, an article from Arkansas Online reported on August 9.

Reports said attorney Belinda Burris’ law license was ordered suspended for three years on August 6 by the Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Professional Conduct. Burris was reportedly arrested and convicted on several drug-related charges and a DWI from 2007 to 2012. Burris’ lawyer’s license was not reinstated after the Arkansas Continuing Legal Education Board suspended it in 2009.

License suspension is a serious threat for attorneys, and should not be taken lightly. However, if your law license is being threatened with suspension in Austin, the legal team at the Leichter Law Firm PC may offer you other legal solutions to possibly help you prevent such drastic measures. Get in touch with us today at 512-495-9995 to find out how we may be able to work on your behalf.


Law license of Columbus lawyer suspended for “hypnotizing” clients

A lawyer in Sheffield, Ohio recently had his law license suspended for allegedly hypnotizing several female clients, an article on wkyc.com reported  November 25.

Reports show Michael Fine’s law license was suspended by the Ohio Supreme Court on November 24. Fine was accused of soliciting sexual activity from two of his female clients by hypnotizing them. As part of his suspension, Fine must undergo treatment. The Ohio Supreme Court ordered him to immediately settle all his pending cases and to reimburse all advanced fees paid to him by his clients.

Allegations such as these are very serious and can affect one’s reputation and ability to practice for years to come. If you are in such situation in Austin, the legal team of Leichter Law Firm PC may be able to offer you valuable insight in order to recover your law license. Call our office today at 512-495-9995 to learn more about your legal options.


Defense lawyer suspended for insulting a judge

A famous Middlebury defense lawyer was suspended for 120 days after  insulting a Derby Superior Court judge.

According to reports, lawyer Rob Serafinowicz was suspended for calling Judge Burton Kaplan a “disgrace” during a March of 2012 interview.

Superior Court Judge Salvatore Agati deemed the actions of Serafinowicz a “baseless assault.” Serafinowicz, whose suspension begins of February 1, is currently appealing his suspension on the basis that he has no other history of wrongdoing.

Being suspended from practicing law can drastically affect an attorneys professional reputation. If your legal license has been suspended in Austin, a lawyer of the Leichter Law Firm PC could represent your case. Call 512-495-9995 today to learn more about the benefits of hiring an experienced license defense attorney.


Rhode Island foreclosure attorney faces one year suspension

A foreclosure lawyer in Rhode Island has been suspended for one year by a U.S. District Court judge, an article from the Providence Journal reported on Monday, December 2.

U.S. District Court Judge John McConnell Jr. suspended attorney George Babcock from handling foreclosure cases in the court for one year. Though the basis of the suspension was not revealed, attorney Babcock was ordered to pay $10,000 in August due to falsely stating documents had been filed.

Babcock’s clients that are being tried in McConnell’s District Court were advised to either get a new lawyer or personally represent themselves in court if they do not wish for their claim to be dismissed.

Facing disciplinary action like a license suspension can dramatically affect your professional career. Thus, if you are facing potential consequences that could affect your right to work in Austin, enlist the support of the lawyers at the Leichter Law Firm. Find out how we may help you defend your license today by calling 512-495-9995.


Galveston County judge under suspension arrested again

A Galveston judge was arrested after he was charged with abuse of official capacity on June 12.

Galveston County Judge Christopher Dupuy, who is currently suspended by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct after being arrested last month for several criminal charges, was arrested again on June 12. According to the indictment by the grand jury, Dupuy gave legal assistance to his ex-girlfriend.

Judge Dupuy, who is currently out after posting a $1,500 bail, faces removal from office if he is convicted.

Facing suspension and arrest can have many negative repercussions on your legal career. Fortunately, the lawyers at the Leichter Law Firm may be able to help you defend your legal license when you call 512-495-9995.


El Paso attorney suspended for 6 months

An attorney from El Paso was recently suspended for six months for contempt, according to an order signed on May 14.

Attorney Stuart Leeds’ suspension became effective immediately after a judge revoked his license from a six-month probation. The initial probation came when Leeds was found to have made false claims to the court about what he had filed for his client facing felony charges in a 2011 trial.

Leeds now has to file an affidavit by June 14 proving that he notified all his clients and opposing counsel of his suspension and has given all clients their money and property back in accordance with the order.

Having your legal license suspended, preventing you from practicing law, can drastically affect your professional career as a lawyer. Our lawyers at Leichter Law Firm understand this and do their utmost to help legal professionals in this situation defend their license. Learn how we may be able to help you by calling 512-495-9995 today.      


Texas lawyer’s license suspended for three years

A University of Texas School of Law graduate has had his law license suspended for three years after he failed to appear in court to represent a client. The 37 year-old attorney also failed to respond to her official complaint filed with the Texas Bar’s Commission for Lawyer Discipline.

Because of his absence, the commission found him guilty of five violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct. The lawyer was given a a partially probated suspension for three years and was ordered to pay back the client’s $2,000 for his services and the State Bar $3,157 for its investigation.

The Supreme Court of West Virginia also followed suit and suspended his West Virginia law license, which he acquired in 2004, for three years.

If you need legal assistance appealing disciplinary action, contact the law team at the Leichter Law Firm PC at (512) 495-9995.


Corpus Christi attorney sentenced for barratry

A Corpus Christi attorney was sentenced this week to three years in prison after a jury found him guilty of barratry. A former employee of the attorney, who also faced barratry charges, took a plea deal with the Texas Attorney General’s Office and was given probation.

As part of the plea deal, the employee was stripped of his law license, sentenced to ten years of deferred probation, and fined $6,000.

According to The Caller, the men approached relatives of a victim of a deadly car crash to offer their legal services. They were able to convince the family to hire them, a violation of the Texas Penal Code.

If you are an attorney and are looking for help to be reinstated to the State Bar of Texas, contact the professional license defense attorneys of the Leichter Law Firm PC at (512) 495-9995.