Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board News

Baton Rouge attorney who allegedly practiced law while suspended faces permanent disbarment

By Karen Kidd | Apr 25, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – Longtime Baton Rouge attorney Mark G. Simmons faces permanent disbarment following an April 16 Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee recommendation after he allegedly practiced law while suspended.

Metairie attorney permanently disbarred after allegedly embezzling almost $4,000

By Karen Kidd | Apr 16, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Longtime suspended Metairie attorney Michael Keith LeBlanc has been permanently disbarred following a April 8 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding over allegations he stole nearly $4,000 from his employer and then fled.

Disgraced Orleans Parish juvenile judge agrees to discipline, says she can't afford costs

By Karen Kidd | Mar 29, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Suspended Slidell attorney and former Orleans Parish Juvenile Court Judge Yolanda Julie King must pay all costs and expenses in a long-running disciplinary matter against her, which she maintains she can't afford.

State Supreme Court defers suspension for Baton Rouge attorney

By Karen Kidd | Mar 27, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Baton Rouge attorney Doris McWhite Weston is on probation following a March 26 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding over how she paid a medical debt in her father's personal injury case in 2014.

Permanent disbarment backed for New Orleans attorney who allegedly converted Deepwater Horizon funds

By Karen Kidd | Mar 27, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Ineligible New Orleans attorney Akello Patrice Dangerfield faces possible permanent disbarment following a recommendation by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee for allegedly converting $128,000 in Deepwater Horizon settlement funds.

Suspension recommended for suspended Mandeville attorney following alleged trust account overdraft

By Karen Kidd | Mar 25, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Mandeville attorney Christine Y. Voelkel, indefinitely suspended earlier this month, faces possible further suspension following a March 22 Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) recommendation to the state Supreme Court.

State Supreme Court places Mandeville attorney on interim suspension for 'threat or harm'

By Karen Kidd | Mar 21, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Mandeville attorney Christine Y. Voelkel has been indefinitely suspended following a March 8 Louisiana Supreme Court order for "threat of harm."

Baton Rouge attorney receives second suspension recommendation in less than five months

By Karen Kidd | Mar 18, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Baton Rouge attorney and former judge Richard C. "Ric" Oustalet Jr. faces possible suspension following a recommendation issued March 15 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee over allegations in delayed a client's pending criminal matter.

Baton Rouge attorney recommended for reinstatement after second domestic violence conviction

By Karen Kidd | Mar 18, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Baton Rouge attorney Stephen J. Holliday, suspended by the state bar following a domestic abuse conviction, may be conditionally reinstated following a recommendation issued by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board hearing committee.

Suspended Metairie attorney faces additional suspension over multiple charges

By Karen Kidd | Mar 14, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – Suspended Metairie attorney Arthur L. Harris Sr. faces additional suspension following a recommendation issued March 12 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee over consolidated formal charges against him.

Supreme Court indefinitely suspends New Orleans attorney over alleged cocaine possession

By Karen Kidd | Feb 27, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans attorney William Christopher Beary has been voluntarily and indefinitely suspended following a Feb. 25 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney order and recommendation handed down almost a year ago regarding alleged cocaine possession.

Miami attorney receives largely deferred suspension, probation over trust account issues

By Karen Kidd | Feb 27, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Miami attorney Oscar Augusto Araujo has received a largely deferred suspension following a Feb. 25 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding over allegations involving his client trust account.

Reinstatement recommended for Baton Rouge attorney following gambling addiction treatment

By Karen Kidd | Feb 26, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Baton Rouge attorney Julie Ann Fusilier, suspended more than two years ago after allegedly breaking into her ex-husband's house, could be reinstated following a Feb. 25 recommendation by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee.

LADB recommends suspension for formerly married attorneys

By Karen Kidd | Feb 25, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — The indefinite suspensions of a once-married New Iberia legal team could become more definite following a recommendation issued Feb. 22 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee.

Suspension recommended for Alexandria attorney over allegations in 3 client matters

By Karen Kidd | Feb 21, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Alexandria attorney Robert Wesley Malone faces possible suspension following a recent recommendation by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee over allegations in three client matters.

Disciplinary board recommends disbarment for suspended Alexandria attorney

By Karen Kidd | Feb 20, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Suspended Alexandria attorney Kevin Matthew Dantzler faces possible disbarment following a recommendation issued Feb. 12 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board hearing committee over allegations arising from multiple complaints.

Colorado lawyer reciprocally disbarred in Louisiana after role in client funds conversions

By Karen Kidd | Feb 19, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Colorado Springs attorney Philip Martin Kleinsmith has been reciprocally disbarred following a Feb. 18 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding after a similar discipline in the other state for alleged conversion of client funds.

Former Monroe councilman convicted of racketeering readmitted to practice law

By Karen Kidd | Feb 19, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Disbarred Monroe attorney and former city councilman Arthur Gilmore Jr. has been readmitted following a Feb. 15 Louisiana Supreme Court decision and his release from federal imprisonment over racketeering charges.

Permanent disbarment recommend for Covington attorney after 2015 stalking, harassment arrest

By Karen Kidd | Feb 19, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Disbarred Covington attorney Raymond Charles Burkart III faces possible permanent disbarment following a recent recommendation by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) over allegations that included harassing his ex-girlfriend in 2015.

Lake Charles attorney faces suspension for violating professional conduct rules

By Karen Kidd | Feb 14, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – Ineligible Lake Charles attorney Candace Pousson Howay faces suspension following a recommendation issued Feb. 12 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee over allegations in a single client matter.

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