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Livingston attorney resigns from practice of law after he allegedly offered legal services for sex

By Karen Kidd | Oct 9, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – Livingston attorney A. Wayne Stewart was recently allowed to permanently resign from the practice of law following an Oct. 5 Louisiana Supreme Court order ahead of an investigation into allegations he offered to trade legal services for sex.

LADB recommends suspension for Belle Chasse attorney linked to opioid addiction

By Karen Kidd | Oct 9, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Belle Chasse attorney Patrick A. Giraud faces a fully deferred conditional suspension following an Oct. 5 Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) recommendation to the state Supreme Court.

Ponchatoula attorney receives deferred suspension, probation

By Karen Kidd | Oct 3, 2018

Ponchatoula attorney Sherry Alane King received a fully-deferred suspension following a Sept. 28 Louisiana Supreme Court decision after allegations she falsified a court document.

'Top attorney' for 2018 placed on interim suspension for threat of harm

By Karen Kidd | Oct 3, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – Metairie attorney Robert Bartholomew Evans III, selected by a professional association as "Top Attorney" for 2018, has been indefinitely suspended for "threat of harm" following a recent Louisiana Supreme Court order.

Baton Rouge attorney indefinitely suspended following guilty plea to child pornography charge

By Karen Kidd | Oct 3, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – Baton Rouge attorney Christopher Gerard Young was indefinitely suspended following a recent Louisiana Supreme Court order after he was sentenced last spring on a child pornography charge.

Bossier City attorney on interim suspension faces additional 3-year suspension

By Karen Kidd | Oct 1, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – Bossier City attorney John E. Settle Jr., who has already been suspended, faces possible additional suspension following a recommendation issued Sept. 26 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) panel.

Committee recommends reinstatement for disbarred former Monroe councilman convicted of racketeering

By Karen Kidd | Sep 26, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Disbarred Monroe attorney and former city councilman Arthur Gilmore Jr. could be conditionally readmitted to practice law following a recommendation issued Sept. 25 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee.

Alexandria lawyer faces suspension for alleged misrepresentation, attorney conduct violations

By Karen Kidd | Sep 24, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – Alexandria attorney George A. Flournoy faces possible suspension following a recommendation issued Sept. 21 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee over allegations in three client matters.

Longtime Baton Rouge attorney voluntarily placed on disability inactive status

By Karen Kidd | Sep 24, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – Baton Rouge attorney Jules B. LeBlanc III, who was admitted to the bar in Louisiana almost 50 years ago, has been voluntarily transferred to disability inactive status following a Sept. 21 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding.

Supreme Court dismisses charges that Shreveport attorney helped client withhold evidence in battery case

By Karen Kidd | Sep 24, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – Formal charges against Shreveport attorney John Nathaniel Bokenfohr alleging he helped his client withhold evidence in a battery case several years ago have been dismissed following a Sept. 21 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding.

Louisiana Supreme Court disbars long-ineligible New Orleans attorney with 'severe drug problem'

By Karen Kidd | Sep 24, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — New Orleans attorney Shelley Ann Martin, ineligible to practice law for more than eight years, has been disbarred following a Sept. 21 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding in part over her 2009 and 2013 drug-related arrests.

Suspended Gonzales attorney adjudged guilty of additional offenses

By Karen Kidd | Sep 24, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Suspended Gonzales attorney Phyllis A. Southall has been adjudged guilty of additional offenses, according to a Sept. 21 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding.

Hearing committee recommends Metairie attorney be suspended for allegedly mishandling trust account

By Karen Kidd | Sep 24, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Metairie attorney Quiana Marie Hunt faces possible suspension following a recommendation issued Sept. 20 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee over alleged irregularities in her trust account.

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.

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