Louisiana Supreme Court News

LADB backs suspension for Baton Rouge attorney who allegedly assisted non-lawyers to practice law

By Karen Kidd | Nov 12, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Baton Rouge attorney Dante Jerome Butler faces possible suspension following a split Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) recommendation to the state Supreme Court over allegations he improperly shared legal fees earned by non-attorneys at a quasi-legal center in St. Tammany Parish.

Disciplinary panel recommends Hammond attorney's third petition for reinstatement be rejected

By Karen Kidd | Nov 8, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – Hammond attorney Leonard E. Yokum Jr., admitted to the bar in Louisiana more than 50 years ago and suspended for almost a decade, may not be conditionally reinstated following a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) recommendation to the state Supreme Court.

Covington attorney disbarred over unearned fees, other allegations

By Karen Kidd | Nov 8, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Ineligible Covington attorney Raymond Charles Burkart III has been disbarred following a June 5 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding over multiple allegations in a consolidated matter.

New Orleans attorney disbarred over multiple allegations of writing worthless checks

By Karen Kidd | Nov 8, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — New Orleans attorney Tracey Michel Favorite has been disbarred following a Nov. 5 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding regarding allegations she wrote a series of bad checks over three years.

Sanctioned Mamou attorney permanently disbarred following allegations in Deep Water Horizon case

By Karen Kidd | Nov 8, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Disbarred Mamou attorney Timmy James Fontenot has been permanently disbarred following a Nov. 5 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding regarding allegations that included stealing from a client.

Ineligible Leesville attorney suspended 2 years, ordered to pay restitution

By Karen Kidd | Nov 8, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Ineligible Leesville attorney Bradley O. Hicks has been suspended following a Nov. 5 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding regarding allegations arising from complaints in multiple client matters.

Mandeville attorney on probation, Baton Rouge attorney indefinitely suspended in separate Supreme Court actions

By Karen Kidd | Nov 7, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – Mandeville attorney Linda Louise Stadler received a fully deferred suspension and Baton Rouge attorney Durward D. Casteel was voluntarily and indefinitely suspended in separate Nov. 5 actions by the Louisiana Supreme Court.

State's high court upholds dismissal of ethics charges against prosecutor in wrongful murder conviction

By Karen Kidd | Nov 7, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – The Louisiana Supreme Court recently upheld a decision to dismiss ethics charges against former Jefferson Parish prosecutor Ken John Dohre in the wrongful conviction of an Avondale man who then spent more than 15 years in prison before he was exonerated in the 1996 stabbing death of Waggaman woman.

Suspended DeRidder attorney facing permanent disbarment for professional conduct violations

By Karen Kidd | Nov 6, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – Suspended DeRidder attorney Mitchel M. Evans II faces permanent disbarment for violating professional conduct rules following a recommendation issued Oct. 30 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee.

LADB recommends suspension for Baton Rouge attorney who allegedly converted funds

By Karen Kidd | Nov 6, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Baton Rouge attorney Doris McWhite Weston faces possible suspension following a recent Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) recommendation to the state Supreme Court after she allegedly converted funds owed to a third party.

LADB recommends extended disbarment for New Orleans attorney

By Karen Kidd | Nov 6, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Disbarred New Orleans attorney Greta L. Wilson faces a possible extended disbarment period following a recent Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) recommendation to the state Supreme Court over misconduct in a single client matter.

Attorney receives deferred suspension following misconduct allegations

By Karen Kidd | Nov 5, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – George Martin Gates IV, a Greenbelt, Maryland, attorney, recently received a fully deferred suspension following an Oct. 29 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding over multiple allegations of misconduct.

New Orleans attorney to permanently resign for implementing settlements without client approval

By Karen Kidd | Nov 1, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – New Orleans attorney Joshua William Christie was allowed to permanently resign following an Oct. 29 Louisiana Supreme Court order over allegations he implemented settlement agreements without clients approval.

Baton Rouge attorney faces suspension for violating rules of professional conduct

By Karen Kidd | Nov 1, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – Baton Rouge attorney Richard C. "Ric" Oustalet Jr., a former judge, faces possible suspension following a recommendation issued Oct. 30 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee over allegations of violating professional conduct rules.

Gretna attorney disbarred following allegations of misconduct and false accusations against judge

By Karen Kidd | Oct 31, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Suspended Gretna attorney Juan Carlos Labadie has been disbarred following an Oct. 29 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding over allegations that included false accusations against an incumbent judge he was trying to unseat in the 2014 elections.

Fired Shreveport prosecutor voluntarily suspended less than year after solicitation, malfeasance allegations

By Karen Kidd | Oct 31, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – Former Shreveport City Prosecutor Andrew T. Adams, who was fired last year after he allegedly solicited sex from a prostitute, has been voluntarily and indefinitely suspended following an Oct. 29 Louisiana Supreme Court order.

New Orleans attorney faces possible suspension

By Karen Kidd | Oct 30, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — New Orleans attorney Stephen Michael Smith faces possible suspension following a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee recommendation reached about a month ago and recently released.

Committee recommends disbarment of Sunset attorney

By Karen Kidd | Oct 24, 2018

Sunset attorney Roy Joseph Richard Jr. faces possible disbarment following a recent recommendation by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee.

Hearing committee recommends readmission for longtime disbarred Metairie attorney

By Karen Kidd | Oct 22, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Longtime voluntarily disbarred Metairie attorney Michael Stephen Sepcich could be reinstated following a recent recommendation by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee.

Board recommends deferred suspension for New Orleans attorney accused of forgery

By Karen Kidd | Oct 22, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans attorney Alphonse M. Thompson Jr. faces a mostly deferred suspension following a recent recommendation by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board hearing committee over allegations he forged a judge's signature to "pacify" his client.

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