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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.

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.

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.