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How to revive historical Hotel Lincoln will have no bearing in title case, Baton Rouge attorney says

Whatever the outcome of a lawsuit against the former owners of the Hotel Lincoln is, it won't be over how best to preserve the historic property, a local commercial attorney said during a recent interview.

Meraux woman could face prison if she doesn't repay $116,000 from state high court, attorney says

A 38-year-old former payroll and accounts payable supervisor gave up her appeal rights when she entered a guilty plea this month following allegations she used an elaborate scheme to steal about $116,000 from the Louisiana Supreme Court, her attorney said during a recent interview.

2 attorneys placed on disability inactive status

Two attorneys have been placed on disability inactive status, one of them voluntarily, following recent and separate action by the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Gretna attorney receives deferred suspension, probation over alleged trust account irregularities

Gretna attorney Elaine Appleberry, licensed to practice law in Louisiana for more than 23 years, has received a deferred suspension following a Feb. 9 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding over alleged trust account irregularities.

Baton Rouge attorney reinstated following successful completion of drug treatment program

Baton Rouge attorney Lewis Burdette Blanche has been reinstated to practice following a Feb. 9 Louisiana Supreme Court opinion after his 2010 suspension over felony drug and DWI convictions, neglecting a legal matter and failing to communicate with a client.

Louisiana high court's eminent-domain decision could affect future government actions, lawyer says

A split Louisiana Supreme Court finding St. Bernard Parish's 2010 seizure of a private port along the Mississippi River lawful could encourage aggressive government takings, an attorney in the case and a dissenting justice said.

Houston attorney voluntarily suspended over multiple arrests, practicing while ineligible

NEW ORLEANS—Houston attorney Chester Quinton Bell, licensed to practice in Louisiana for almost six years, has been voluntarily suspended for 18 months following a Feb. 2 Louisiana Supreme Court ruling after an investigation into "multiple" arrests and practicing while ineligible.

Baton Rouge attorney voluntarily disbarred following alleged conversion of client and third-party funds

NEW ORLEANS—Baton Rouge attorney Kevin Douglas McCleary has been voluntarily disbarred following a Feb. 2 Louisiana Supreme Court order over allegations he converted client and third-party funds.

Addis, New Orleans and Baton Rouge attorneys disciplined by Louisiana Supreme Court

NEW ORLEANS — The revocation of an Addis attorney's conditional admission to the practice of law in Louisiana, granted less than a year ago, was among disciplines handed down recently by the state Supreme Court.

Supreme Court approves West Monroe attorney's request to return to active status

NEW ORLEANS — West Monroe attorney Richmond C. Odom has been returned to active status following a Feb. 2 Louisiana Supreme Court order after being on inactive status for almost nine years.

Former Louisiana state senator reinstated to law practice after tax evasion conviction

Disbarred Monroe attorney and former Louisiana state Sen. Charles D.

Slidel attorney permanently disbarred after "Doc-in-a-Box" conviction

Slidel attorney Joseph George Pastorek II, also a physician in Covington, has been permanently disbarred following a Jan. 30 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding after his 2011 conviction in the U.S. Department of Justice's

New Orleans councilman suspended from law practice 2nd time in 3 years

New Orleans attorney and city councilman James Austin Gray II has been suspended for the second time in three years following a Jan. 29 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding after he allegedly failed to respond to an official complaint.

Bossier City attorney faces interim suspension after allegedly stealing from dying client

Bossier City attorney Michael David Cox has been suspended on an interim basis following a Jan. 26 Louisiana Supreme Court order, a little more than two years after he and his wife were arrested for allegedly stealing from a dying man.

New Orleans attorney faces probation following multiple counts of professional violations

New Orleans attorney Timon V. Webre has been placed on probation following a Jan. 12 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding over allegations he violated six court rules of professional conduct.

Plaquemine attorney reinstated following suspension

Plaquemine attorney Ali Zito Shields has been reinstated to practice law in Louisiana following a Jan. 9 Louisiana Supreme Court decree after being suspended in 2015 over alleged misconduct stemming from divorce proceedings.

Former Jindal-era governor's counsel suspended following domestic battery arrest

Baton Rouge attorney and former governor's office counsel Joshua Paul Melder has agreed to his own partially deferred suspension following a Jan. 9 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding after his arrest on domestic abuse battery and resisting an officer charges.

New Orleans attorney suspended over alleged misconduct, 2011 DUI arrest

New Orleans attorney Roger Wayne Kitchens has been suspended for three years following a Dec. 15 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding over alleged violations of professional misconduct rules and a 2011 DUI arrest.

Disgraced former Plaquemines Parish judge readmitted to law practice in Louisiana

New Orleans attorney and disgraced Plaquemines Parish Judge William A. Roe has been has been readmitted to the practice of law following a Dec. 15 Louisiana Supreme Court decision to accept his application for readmission after his 2012 disbarment.

Franklin lawyer receives reciprocal suspension in Louisiana, on disability inactive status in Tennessee

Franklin attorney Erich Webb Bailey has been placed on reciprocal interim suspension following a Dec. 15 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding and similar suspension last summer in Tennessee.