Karen Kidd News

Amite attorney reciprocally disbarred following theft conviction in Texas

By Karen Kidd | Sep 20, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – Amite attorney Ronald B. Manning was reciprocally disbarred after a Sept. 14 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding following his 2006 disbarment in Texas over a felony theft conviction.

Houma attorney suspended, placed on probation after admitting to taking prohibited substance

By Karen Kidd | Sep 20, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – Houma attorney Paul E. Brown was suspended following a split Sept. 18 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding after he allegedly took a prohibited substance and had an unfavorable evaluation.

Two attorneys disciplined in separate Louisiana Supreme Court actions

By Karen Kidd | Sep 20, 2018

Two attorneys from Rapides and St. Charles parishes were disciplined in separate Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceedings issued Sept. 14.

Arizona-based attorney receives reciprocal suspension, probation

By Karen Kidd | Sep 20, 2018

The Louisiana Supreme Court reciprocally disciplined Attorney Sabinus A. Megwa following a Sept. 14 proceeding.

From Pennsylvania Record

EPA proposes $365,500 settlement with Pennsylvania manufacturer over alleged violations of Safe Drinking Water Act

By Karen Kidd | Sep 17, 2018

The proposed settlement reached by the EPA and U.S. Justice Department with Malvern-based CertainTeed Corp. represents the largest civil penalty payment required by the Safe Drinking Water Act over alleged safe drinking water violations in Louisiana, the EPA said in a statement.

Metairie attorney wanted on embezzlement charge in Mississippi faces permanent disbarment

By Karen Kidd | Sep 10, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – Metairie attorney Michael Keith LeBlanc, who was arrested earlier this year in Florida on Mississippi arrest warrants alleging forgery and embezzlement, faces possible permanent disbarment following a recommendation issued Sept. 6 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee.

New Iberia attorney faces suspension over trust account dispute

By Karen Kidd | Sep 10, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – New Iberia attorney Alicia Johnson Butler faces possible suspension following a recent Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) recommendation to the state Supreme Court over a dispute that arose in her trust account.

Client complaints lead to suspension of Destrehan attorney

By Karen Kidd | Sep 6, 2018

The Louisiana Supreme Court suspended Destrehan attorney Neil Dennis William Montgomery over complaints filed by two former clients.

New Orleans attorney suspended for providing counsel in divorce case while ineligible to practice law

By Karen Kidd | Sep 6, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – New Orleans attorney Nichole Rene Goudeau has been suspended following an Aug. 31 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding on her giving counsel in a 2009 divorce case while she was ineligible to practice law.

Houma attorney receives deferred suspension, probation over DWI arrests

By Karen Kidd | Sep 6, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – Houma attorney and pop artist Michael J. Billiot recently received a deferred suspension following a Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding regarding an investigation into arrests for driving while intoxicated.

LADB Hearing committee splits over suspension recommendation for long time Baton Rouge attorney

By Karen Kidd | Sep 4, 2018

Baton Rouge attorney Donald R. Dobbins faces possible suspension following a split recommendation issued Aug. 28 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee over allegations stemming from five complaints.

LADB committee recommends dismissal of charges against New York attorney

By Karen Kidd | Aug 28, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — A Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee has recommended that charges against New York attorney Larry English, who represented a client in an unrelated Louisiana death penalty case reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year, be dismissed.

Suspension recommended for Ponchatoula attorney over alleged misconduct in community property case

By Karen Kidd | Aug 21, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Ponchatoula attorney Carol E. Parker faces possible suspension following a recommendation issued Aug. 20 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee over alleged misconduct committed eight years ago.

LADB hearing panel recommends permanent suspension for Deridder attorney

By Karen Kidd | Aug 21, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Deridder attorney Mitchel M. Evans II faces possible permanent disbarment following a recommendation issued Aug. 16 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee.

Mandeville attorney allowed to resign in lieu of discipline over misconduct blamed on cocaine addiction

By Karen Kidd | Aug 20, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – Mandeville attorney Gregory Timothy Discon, who was recommended for disbarment earlier this summer over admitted misconduct blamed on cocaine addiction, has been allowed to permanently resign following two Aug. 10 Louisiana Supreme Court orders.

Shreveport attorney sued by quadriplegic client three years ago goes on disability inactive status

By Karen Kidd | Aug 15, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Longtime Shreveport attorney Norman R. Gordon, sued about three years ago by a former client who alleged he was misled into a bad settlement, has been voluntarily placed on disability inactive status following an Aug. 7 Louisiana Supreme Court order.

LADB recommends suspension for New Orleans attorney convicted of 'chest bumping' DA

By Karen Kidd | Aug 13, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Baton Rouge attorney Felix Anthony DeJean IV faces possible suspension following a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) recommendation to the state Supreme Court after his conviction for allegedly "chest bumping" a district attorney while leaving a judge's chambers in 2015.

LADB recommends suspension for New Orleans attorney

By Karen Kidd | Aug 13, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — New Orleans attorney Tyrone F. Watkins faces possible suspension following a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) recommendation to the state Supreme Court after he allegedly failed to expedite litigation in a client's expungement case.

Suspended Larose attorney faces possible disbarment after allegedly being caught with contraband

By Karen Kidd | Aug 12, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — Suspended Larose attorney Edward Duane Schertler II faces possible disbarment following a recommendation issued Aug. 9 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee after he allegedly was caught sneaking contraband into a detention facility.

Attorneys and political cronies - not state or plaintiffs - winners in coastal litigation, critics say

By Karen Kidd | Aug 9, 2018

BATON ROUGE – More than a year after the release of a paper describing the many lawsuits against the energy industry by a "handful of powerful plaintiffs' firms" over coastal erosion, two experts in the field say that so far the winners are the attorneys and political cronies.