NEW ORLEANS – On Aug. 31, the Office of Disciplinary Council (ODC) ordered that Juan Carlos Labadie, an attorney who practices in Gretna, be suspended from the practice of law on an interim basis and was effective immediately. The official court document did not explain what caused the interim suspension.
LAFAYETTE – In an Aug. 23, official hearing document, Louisiana's Office of Disciplinary Conduct has pressed formal charges against attorney Lance Hac Nguyen consisting of one count of allegedly contacting another attorney’s client without the knowledge of the attorney and allegedly failing to cooperate with the ODC’s investigation.
METAIRIE – In an Aug. 3 official document of a Louisiana Disciplinary Board hearing, the Office of Disciplinary Council (ODC) suggested that Heather M. Murphy, who practiced law in Metairie, be permanently disbarred for eight counts of alleged professional misconduct, including repeated conversions of client funds, practicing without a license and failing to cooperate with ODC procedures.
METAIRIE -- The Louisiana Office of Disciplinary Council (ODC) recently submitted official recommendations for permanent disbarment against Anthony Hollis, an already disbarred attorney who practiced in Shreveport. The attorney disciplinary board agreed with the ODC and hearing committee’s findings, but decided additional disbarment was unnecessary.
NEW ORLEANS – In a June 17 petition to the Louisiana Supreme Court, the Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC) requested the “imposition of reciprocal discipline” against attorney Kelly P. Ward, who is licensed to practice law in Louisiana and Illinois, based upon discipline imposed by the Illinois Supreme Court for repeated appearances in court while under the influence of alcohol.