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Lafayette attorney disbarred after stealing almost $40,000, admitting to opioid addiction

Karen Kidd Oct. 21, 2017, 8:00am

Lafayette attorney Adam Anthony Abdalla has been disbarred following an Oct. 18 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding following allegations he had stolen nearly $40,000 from his former employer.

Lafayette attorney disbarred after allegedly converting client funds in personal injury case

Karen Kidd Oct. 20, 2017, 2:11pm

Lafayette attorney Peter Brian Derouen has been disbarred following an Oct. 16 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary hearing over allegations he converted more than $18,000 of a client's funds and didn’t coordinate payment of her medical bills.

Opelousas attorney permanently disbarred following allegations in 10 matters

Karen Kidd Oct. 13, 2017, 3:00pm

Opelousas attorney Robert B. Purser has been permanently disbarred following an Oct. 9 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding over alleged misconduct in 10 legal matters, including conversion of more than $297,000 from multiple clients.

New Orleans attorney suspended over failing to communicate with client, other allegations

Karen Kidd Oct. 11, 2017, 3:31pm

New Orleans attorney and Bruno and Bruno law firm co-founder Joseph M. Bruno Sr. received a partially stayed 90-day suspension following allegations he failed to communicate with a client for nine months.

Former New Orleans Public Defender suspension over stalking case made official

Karen Kidd Oct. 5, 2017, 12:26pm

New Orleans attorney and former public defender Trisha Ann Ward has been suspended following a Sept. 29 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding after her guilty plea late last year to stalking a male coworker's wife, with whom she'd had a romantic relationship.

Baton Rouge attorney suspended following DUI allegations

Karen Kidd Oct. 4, 2017, 8:00am

The suspension of Baton Rouge attorney Spencer Brimmer Bowman following DUI allegations was among six attorney disciplines handed down by the Louisiana Supreme Court in September.

Disbarred Delcambre attorney punished again over allegations in client matter

Karen Kidd Sep. 29, 2017, 8:00am

Disbarred Delcambre attorney Janinne Latrell Gilbert has again been disbarred following a Sept. 22 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding over two sets of formal charges filed by the office of disciplinary council.

Divorced New Iberia law couple suspended following guilty pleas for failing to file taxes

Karen Kidd Sep. 28, 2017, 2:11pm

A New Iberia ex-wife-and-husband team, attorneys Lucretia Patrice Pecantte and Lynden James Burton, have been suspended following separate Sept. 22 Louisiana Supreme Court orders after their guilty pleas earlier this year that they willfully failed to file federal tax returns.

New Orleans attorney suspended over falsified, inflated pay entries

Karen Kidd Sep. 28, 2017, 8:00am

New Orleans attorney Kenneth Todd Wallace has been suspended following a Sept. 22 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding over allegations he created false and/or inflated time entries and created receivables for his pay over about three years.

Arizona attorney reciprocally disbarred following 'long' disciplinary history

Karen Kidd Sep. 26, 2017, 9:44am

Phoenix attorney Kathy McCoy O'Quinn has been disbarred on a reciprocal basis following a June 16 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding after she was disbarred in Arizona over alleged ethical rules violations in three client matters.

Baton Rouge attorney, Danziger Bridge shooting defendant allowed to resign from state bar

Karen Kidd Sep. 22, 2017, 4:00pm

New Orleans attorney Kenneth Robin Bowen, one of five former city police officers who pleaded guilty earlier this year in the police-involved shooting on Danziger Bridge following Hurricane Katrina, has been allowed to resign from the Louisiana State Bar after a June 5 Louisiana Supreme Court order.

Opelousas attorney reprimanded for neglecting client's legal matter

Karen Kidd Sep. 18, 2017, 10:00am

Opelousas attorney and former state Sen. Elbert Lee Guillory has been publicly reprimanded following a Sept. 6 Louisiana Supreme Court Order after acknowledging he neglected a client's legal matter.

New Orleans attorney disbarred over allegations in 2 client matters

Karen Kidd Sep. 18, 2017, 8:00am

New Orleans attorney Greta L. Wilson has been disbarred following a June 5 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding over allegations in two client matters that included filing a motion on behalf a client without that client’s authorization.

Metairie attorney disbarred over allegations of professional misconduct

Karen Kidd Sep. 17, 2017, 8:00am

Metairie attorney Heather Munoz Murphy has been disbarred following a June 29 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding over allegations of professional misconduct, including conversion of client funds.

Opelousas attorney resigns following allegations he paid for personal injury clients

Karen Kidd Sep. 16, 2017, 8:00am

Former National Senior Olympics medalist and Opelousas attorney Sherman Stanford, after nearly 43 years of practice, has resigned following a Louisiana Supreme Court order June 28 in lieu of possible discipline over allegations he paid people to bring him personal injury clients.

New Orleans attorney gets deferred suspension after allegedly using incarcerated client's funds

Karen Kidd Sep. 15, 2017, 10:00am

New Orleans attorney Alvin Anthony Johnson Jr. received a deferred suspension and probation following a Sept. 6 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding over allegations he commingled and converted client funds and failed to account for money due his incarcerated client.

Baton Rouge attorney permanently disbarred following allegations of misconduct

Karen Kidd Sep. 12, 2017, 1:30pm

Baton Rouge attorney Randal Alandre Toaston has been permanently disbarred following a Sept. 6 Louisiana Supreme Court decision involving 26 allegations of misconduct after years under suspension and allegedly breaking into his office he'd been ordered to vacate.

Shreveport attorney suspended after allegedly paying for client referral

Karen Kidd Sep. 8, 2017, 9:55am

Shreveport attorney Andres Humberto Aguilar's suspension following a Louisiana Supreme Court order in August over allegations that included hiring a chiropractic office employee to refer a client to him was one of two interim suspensions announced by the high court that month.

Shreveport attorney John Settle Jr. suspended for allegedly threatening harm

Sara McCleary Aug. 25, 2017, 12:22pm

A Shreveport attorney has received a third suspension from practicing law.

Louisiana Supreme Court rules in dispute over prenuptial agreement

Sara McCleary Aug. 6, 2017, 8:00am

The Louisiana Supreme Court has determined that there is a time-related element involved in the ratification of prenuptial agreements.