NEW ORLEANS — The Louisiana Supreme Court recently suspended Stacy Lynn Morris, a New Orleans attorney, from the practice of law after a Louisiana State Bar investigation determined that she had failed to pay for a client's medical expenses.
According to the May 19 decision, Morris was hired in July 2012 to represent a man in a personal injury suit stemming from an automobile accident.
The attorney received a settlement on behalf of her client in December 2013 and withheld over $2,000 to pay for the treatment he sought at Hardy Chiropractic Center (HCC). However, the attorney allegedly never paid the funds.
In March 2015, HCC filed a formal complaint against the attorney. Morris was found to have violated professional conduct rules, and will be suspended for three years.
This was not the attorney's first suspension.
On Oct. 29, 2014, Morris was suspended for one year and one day for failing to perform legal services after receiving payment for them and for misappropriating thousands of dollars in client funds, among other allegations.
Morris was admitted to the state bar in 2000.