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LADB hearing committee split over suspension for Baton Rouge attorney

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Baton Rouge attorney Doris McWhite Weston faces possible suspension following a split recommendation issued May 17 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee for allegedly converting funds owed to a third party.

Thibodaux attorney reinstated to active status after nearly 3 years of inactivity

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Thibodaux attorney David Grant Arceneaux has been restored to active status following a May 18 Louisiana Supreme Court order after almost three years on inactive status.

Baton Rouge attorney suspended after admitting misconduct in 2 client matters

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Baton Rouge attorney Raushanah Shakia Hunter has been suspended following a May 18 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding after she stipulated to violating professional conduct rules in two client matters.

Embattled Gonzales attorney voluntarily transferred to disability inactive status

Gonzales attorney Anthony Terrell Marshall, practicing in Louisiana for 22 years, has been voluntarily transferred to disability inactive status following a May 11 Louisiana Supreme Court hearing, held more than two years after he was suspended by a federal court for alleged misconduct in two civil matters.

Covington attorney disbarred for using trust account as slush fund

A Covington attorney who practiced law for nearly half a century leaves the profession in disgrace following his disbarment.

New Orleans environmental attorney placed on probation following 2014 cyberstalking charge

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — New Orleans-based environmental attorney Stuart H. Smith, practicing in Louisiana for almost 32 years, has received a voluntary deferred suspension following a May 11 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding after he was convicted of cyberstalking.

Houston attorney permanently disbarred following allegations in single client matter

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Houston attorney Jose W. Vega, admitted to the bar in Louisiana 1993, has been permanently disbarred following a May 11 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding.

Gretna attorney doesn't participate in disciplinary hearing, suspension recommended

Gretna attorney Kevin Michael Steel faces possible suspension following a recommendation issued May 10 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee over allegations arising from a single client matter to which he failed to respond.

LADB hearing panel recommends partially deferred suspension for Mandeville attorney

NEW ORLEANS — Mandeville attorney Christine Y. Voelkel faces a possible partially deferred suspension following a recommendation issued May 8 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee over multiple counts of professional conduct rules violations.

LADB dismisses charges against prosecutor in wrongful murder conviction

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — The Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) has dismissed charges against Covington attorney and Jefferson Parish prosecutor Ken John Dohre in the wrongful conviction of an Avondale man who spent 15 in prison before he was exonerated.

Suspended Metairie attorney, fugitive from justice disbarred in Louisiana

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State Supreme Court justices split over New Orleans attorney's suspension

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — New Orleans attorney Lionel Lon Burns has been suspended following a split Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding May 1 over allegations that his paralegal appeared in his place in court during a 2013 Jefferson Parish civil trial.

Hearing committee recommends dismissal of ethical violations allegations against Opelousas attorney

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Ethical violations allegations against Opelousas attorney Anne E. Watson, practicing in Louisiana almost 33 years, should be dismissed, a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee recently recommended.

Metairie attorney returned to active status, Alexandria lawyer suspended

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — A Metairie attorney has been returned ot active status and an Alexandria attorney has been suspended following recent Louisiana Supreme Court orders.

LADB recommends suspension for ineligible attorney over 2 clients' complaints

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Destrehan attorney Neil Dennis William Montgomery faces possible suspension following a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) recommendation to the state Supreme Court earlier this month over complaints filed by two former clients' in divorce and family cases.

LADB recommends suspension for ineligible attorney over 2009 divorce case

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — New Orleans attorney Nichole Rene Goudeau, ineligible in the state for nearly a decade, faces possible suspension following a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) recommendation to the state Supreme Court after she gave counsel in a divorce case while ineligible.

LADB orders dismissal of ODC formal charges against Shreveport attorney

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — The Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) earlier this month ordered dismissal of formal charges against Shreveport attorney John Nathaniel Bokenfohr that he helped his client to withhold evidence.

After repeated disciplinary actions, Edward Bissau Mendy facing permanent disbarment

NEW ORLEANS – Former New Orleans Attorney Edward Bissau Mendy now faces permanent disbarment following a Louisiana Bar State Bar disciplinary board recommendation in March to the state Supreme Court alleging professional conduct rules violations.

Longtime New Orleans attorney faces possible deferred suspension following LADB recommendation

Attorney Bruce C. Ashley II, practicing in Louisiana for more than 43 years, faces a possible fully deferred suspension following a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) recommendation to the state Supreme Court over allegations in four client matters.

LADB backs disbarment for Covington attorney who allegedly created false quitclaim deeds

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Covington attorney William M. Magee, practicing in Louisiana nearly 40 years, faces possible disbarment following a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) recommendation to the state Supreme Court in March over allegations he created improperly executed and notarized false quitclaim deeds.