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Boston attorney plans to retire in response to suspension

Cape Cod Time reported on September 30th that after numerous complaints filed against a defense attorney in Boston, he is now facing a year of suspension.

Barry Wilson, who has developed a reputation for being provocative and abrasive in court, was suspended after two Superior Court trials in Barnstable. The Board of Bar Overseers in 2013 disciplined Wilson after disrupting an ongoing court hearing. One court incident landed Wilson in jail for 38 days.

Though Wilson had appealed his suspension, he said that he was already planning to retire.

Attorneys of Leichter Law Firm, PC understand the financial losses that an attorney can incur after a suspension. If you believe that your license is being threatened, we may be able to help you. Call (512)-495-9995 today to set up a consultation.


Suspension ordered to lawyer in Sarasota after having sex with client

A 30-day suspension was recently imposed on a male lawyer in Sarasota after he allegedly had sex with one of his clients, an article of the Herald-Tribune reported on April 1.

According to reports, the Florida Supreme Court has suspended Ralph Friedland after having sexual relations with a female client he represented in a probate case. Friedland, who apparently “believed that the case was weak”, had sex with his client a week before the trial. The unidentified woman, whom Friedland had dated in the past, claimed that Friedland had been negligent after the judge ruled against her. A Certified Family and Circuit Civil Mediator in Florida, Friedland previously was inexperienced in handling debatable will cases, court records showed.

Lawyers who have been suspended from practicing their profession experience difficulty in providing the everyday needs of their loved ones. If you think that your lawyers’ license is being threatened with suspension, working with a fellow lawyer often times is a viable option to work to prevent such penalties. Find out how a lawyer of the Leichter Law Firm PC in Austin may work on your behalf today by calling (512) 495-9995.


Lawyer in St. Paul suspended after assaulting son

The Minnesota Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility recently ordered the suspension of a St. Paul lawyer due to fraudulent activities, according to recent reports.

Aside from the 60-day suspension, 56-year-old John Nwabuwane Akwuba will be placed on probation for two years by the Minnesota Supreme Court. Akwuba reportedly was charged with crimes related to mishandling clients’ money as well as submitting falsified documents during an investigation.

Akwuba was convicted of making terroristic threats in 2011. The charge was originally a felony, but prosecutors amended their complaint as a result of a plea deal. The felony was downgraded to a gross misdemeanor, and a second charge for domestic assault was dismissed. Akwuba was witnessed punching his 7-year-old son repeatedly and authorities said they were forced to use a stun gun in order to make him stop.

Lawyers, just like every other professional license holder, have a great deal of responsibility to uphold; unfortunately, no person is innocent of making mistakes. At the Leichter Law Firm PC in Austin, our license defense attorneys understand that small mistakes should not cost you your livelihood. We will work to build a defense against disciplinary actions so that your rights will be protected. Call (512) 495-9995 to learn more.


Indiana lawyer’s license suspended after pleading guilty of fraud

A license suspension was ordered for an Indiana attorney who pleaded guilty to scamming-related charges, Indy Star reported on June 23.

Reports said Carmel lawyer 70-year-old Charles Blackwelder is currently serving a prison term of four years after pleading guilty to four counts of “Class B” felonies for defrauding the savings of elderly. Blackwelder, who was formally charged in 2014, received his sentencing three months ago. Upon Blackwelder’s conviction, the Indiana Supreme Court decided to suspend his lawyer’s license. State documents revealed that Blackwelder started his law profession in 1978.

If your license is being threatened with suspension for any reason, it is important that you get in touch with an attorney skilled at license defense. The Austin lawyers at the Leichter Law Firm PC understand how important it is that you retain the license that allows you to support yourself and your family. Call us at (512) 495-9995 today to learn more about how we may protect your rights and interests.


Madison lawyer suspended after sexual assault conviction

A lawyer in Madison has been suspended after being convicted of sexually assaulting a woman, the Journal Sentinel reported on April 16.

Reports said the Jonathan Evenson’s legal license has been suspended for 30 months after violations of “engaging in offensive personality.” Evenson sexually assaulted a 22-year-old woman in his office and home after giving her alcohol and drugs in September of 2013. The lawyer was sentenced to nine months in jail and three years of probation after pleading guilty to drug and sexual-related charges.

Facing license suspension can be frightening, as you and your family’s livelihood may be at risk. If your license is being threatened with suspension, seek the assistance of the attorneys at the Leichter Law Firm PC, who may work diligently to challenge every aspect of your license suspension. Call our offices in Austin at 512-495-9995 today to begin taking action on behalf of your professional reputation and future.


Suspension ordered for Westbury lawyer that hired disbarred lawyer

A two-year license suspension was recently ordered for a Westbury lawyer after he employed a lawyer friend who had been disbarred for stealing money from clients, the Long Island Business News reported on February 9.

Reports said the bankruptcy law-practitioner hired his friend in 2010 to work for him as a paralegal. Heller reportedly was charged and disbarred for stealing over $100,000 from at least two clients six months earlier. Webber instructed Heller to use a different name to identify himself to their clients. Webber is appealing to the state grievance committee, stating that there is nothing illegal about using different names, nor hiring a disbarred attorney to work as a paralegal. Heller, who used the name “Craig Miller” handled client information and loan modification for clients.

The license defense attorneys at the Leichter Law Firm PC work for Austin lawyers whose licenses have been suspended. Call us today at 512-495-9995 to find out how we may work on your behalf to get your license back.


Tennessee lawyer’s license suspended on solicitation charges

A Tennessee attorney’s license was suspended as ordered by the state Supreme Court after being charged with paying for sex with an underage woman, News Sentinel stated on October 8.

Reports said Attorney Kent Booher agreed last month to a plea deal where he was sentenced t0 three years probation for solicitation of a minor. Representatives from the institution that oversees ethical conduct for attorneys in the state said now that a verdict has been reached they will thoroughly review Booher’s case; his law license is suspended until a final decision can be made.

The attorneys at Leichter Law Firm PC understand how stressful and frightening it can be when facing license suspension. If you are in such predicament, our lawyers may be able to provide you professional insights on how to best defend or restore your ability to practice. Discuss your situation with us today at 512-495-9995 to learn more about your options.


Virginia lawyer’s license suspended due to “impairment”

A veteran lawyer in Christiansburg, Virginia recently had his license suspended by the state’s bar disciplinary board on “impairment grounds,” an article of The Roanoke Times reported on August 19.

Reports state that an indefinite license suspension was ordered against 69-year-old lawyer Henry Whitehurst on August 15 due to impairment issues. Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board spokesperson Edward Davis explained that impairment in this context is defined as an incapability of a lawyer to practice law due to mental or physical unfitness. Though details of Whitehurst’s suspension were not released, reports speculate that it may possibly stem from several drinking and driving incidents the previous year. Suspension may be reversed once the impairment is determined to be resolved.

As a lawyer, facing license suspension can negatively affect your credibility as a professional. In this tough situation, getting legal help from other experienced lawyers is important in order to defend your license and reputation. If this happen to you in Austin, find out how the attorneys of Leichter Law Firm PC may work for you today by calling (512) 495-9995.


WI defense lawyer’s license suspended for inappropriately texting a domestic abuse victim

A district attorney in Wisconsin was recently suspended for four months after sending sexually suggestive text messages to one of his female clients, seattlepi.com reported on June 6.

Reports said, ex state prosecutor Ken Kratz was suspended and condemned by the Wisconsin Supreme Court for his actions. The lawyer reportedly sent sexually suggestive messages to a client he represented in a domestic abuse case. Several complaints against Kratz’s misconducts surfaced after he stepped down as a state prosecutor. The state’s Office of Lawyer Regulation (OLR) recommended Kratz be suspended for six months after he plead “no-contest” to the charges filed against him. Kratz’s suspension was later reduced to four months. In a statement, Kratz expressed embarrassment and apologized, further stating that he had undergone treatment for his sexual and prescription drugs addiction issues.

At the Leichter Law Firm PC, we understand that many Austin lawyers are threatened with license suspension. If this has happened to you, we may offer you other legal solutions to help you retain your license. Find out how we may work for you today by calling (512) 495-9995.


Rhode Island attorney’s license suspended

Rhode Island Supreme Court recently suspended a lawyer’s license due to unethical practices and alcohol-related issues, Providence Journal reported on May 3.

Reports said the three-month suspension was served to attorney Layne Savage on May 2. According to the high court’s Disciplinary Board findings, Savage deliberately lied to acquire a Massachusetts driver’s license when her Rhode Island card was suspended after she was apprehended for drunken driving. Savage reportedly had a history of alcohol-related problems. Aside from the three-month suspension of her license, Savage will also need to undergo counseling and regularly attend Alcoholics Anonymous sessions. Her practice regularly handles drunk-driving cases.

Facing license suspension as a lawyer may negatively affect your reputation of giving beneficial legal counsel. You may want to seek another lawyer’s service to help you defend your license. Find out how the Austin-based lawyers at the Leichter Law Firm PC may advocate for you today by calling 512-495-9995.