Louisiana Supreme Court News

Baton Rouge attorney receives official suspension following negligent injuring plea

By Karen Kidd | Jan 22, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – Baton Rouge attorney Gerald Joseph Asay received an official suspension and longtime Houston attorney Bernadette Lockett Thomas is on voluntary inactive status following separate Louisiana Supreme Court filings.

Disciplinary board recommends Shreveport attorney be permanently disbarred following 2017 identity theft arrest

By Karen Kidd | Jan 22, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – Ineligible Shreveport attorney Christopher Lee Sices faces possible permanent disbarment following a recent Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee's recommendation over allegations that included identity theft and forgery.

Disciplinary panel recommends attorney practicing without license not be admitted to bar for several years

By Karen Kidd | Jan 22, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – Sanford A. Kutner, an attorney licensed in Oklahoma and New York who has maintained a Louisiana address, may not be admitted to the practice of law in Louisiana for several years following a Jan. 16 Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee's recommendation.

New Orleans attorney imprisoned over alleged health care fraud faces possible disbarment

By Karen Kidd | Jan 17, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Suspended New Orleans attorney Louella P. Givens-Harding faces possible permanent disbarment following a recommendation issued Jan. 14 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee over her 2017 federal health care fraud conviction.

Denham Springs attorney placed on supervised probation for alleged mishandled trust account

By Karen Kidd | Jan 17, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Longtime Denham Springs attorney Michael A. Betts has received a deferred suspension and has been placed on supervised probation following a Jan. 14 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding over allegations he mishandled his client trust account.

New Orleans attorney voluntarily disbarred, Shreveport lawyer indefinitely suspended

By Karen Kidd | Jan 17, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — New Orleans attorney Brian P. Quirk has been voluntarily disbarred and Shreveport attorney Kirby Dale Kelly has been indefinitely suspended following separate Jan. 14 Louisiana Supreme Court decisions.

Louisiana Supreme Court remands proceedings against Gretna attorney to discipline board

By Karen Kidd | Jan 17, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Proceedings against Gretna attorney Kevin Michael Steel are on their way back to the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) following a state Supreme Court order issued earlier this week.

New Orleans attorney's disbarment period extended over additional charges

By Karen Kidd | Jan 16, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – Disbarred New Orleans attorney Greta L. Wilson will have to wait longer to apply for readmission following a Jan. 14 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding regarding misconduct related to a client matter.

Supreme Court rejects suspended Hammond attorney's latest bid for reinstatement

By Karen Kidd | Jan 16, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – A request by Hammond attorney Leonard E. Yokum Jr., who was admitted to the Louisiana Bar more than 50 years ago and who was suspended for almost a decade, to be readmitted has been denied, a notice posted on the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) website said.

New Orleans, Thibodaux attorneys receive deferred suspensions in court disciplinary proceedings

By Karen Kidd | Jan 11, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — New Orleans attorney David Cartan Loker Gibbons Jr. has received a partly deferred suspension and Thibodaux attorney David W. Ardoin has received a fully deferred suspension following separate Jan. 8 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceedings.

New Orleans attorney agrees to deferred suspension, probation following DWI arrest

By Karen Kidd | Jan 11, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — New Orleans attorney Sean Patrick Mount has received an entirely deferred suspension following a Jan. 5 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding over his arrest for driving while intoxicated.

2 Baton Rouge attorneys on voluntary interim suspension after separate state Supreme Court orders

By Karen Kidd | Jan 11, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Baton Rouge attorneys Connie M. Easterly and Shannon Jay Thomas have been voluntarily placed on interim suspension following separate recent Louisiana Supreme Court orders.

Split board backs readmission of disbarred former Monroe councilman convicted of racketeering

By Karen Kidd | Jan 4, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Disbarred Monroe attorney and former city councilman Arthur Gilmore Jr. may be conditionally readmitted to practice law following a split recommendation issued Dec. 21 by the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB).

New Orleans-based attorney readmitted to practice of law after recovery from alcohol abuse

By Gabriel Neves | Jan 3, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana Supreme Court recently allowed a disbarred New Orleans-based attorney to be readmitted to the practice law after recovering from alcohol abuse and refraining from billing clients for unperformed work.

Voluntarily disbarred Metairie attorney conditionally reinstated to practice law

By Karen Kidd | Dec 19, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – Voluntarily disbarred Metairie attorney Michael Stephen Sepcich was conditionally reinstated to practice law in Louisiana following a Dec. 17 Louisiana Supreme Court decision to approve his application for readmission.

New Orleans attorney faces suspension for violating rules of conduct in tenant dispute with landlord

By Karen Kidd | Dec 11, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) –New Orleans attorney Matthew B. Collins Jr. faces suspension following a recommendation issued Dec. 10 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee over allegations stemming from a client's 2011 claim against her landlords.

Baton Rouge attorney suspended in split state high court decision over alleged conflict of interest

By Karen Kidd | Dec 6, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Baton Rouge attorney Gregory Cook has been suspended following a split Dec. 5 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding regarding conflict of interest allegations.

State Supreme Court disbars former assistant U.S. attorney over internet posts

By Karen Kidd | Dec 6, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Harahan attorney and former assistant U.S. attorney Salvador R. Perricone has been disbarred following a Dec. 5 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding regarding alleged inappropriate anonymous postings on a local newspaper's website over five years.

Lafayette attorney disbarred - but not permanently - in split Supreme Court decision

By Karen Kidd | Dec 6, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Suspended Lafayette attorney Michael Sean Reid has been disbarred following a split Dec. 5 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding regarding multiple allegations, including abandoning his practice and trust fund irregularities.

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