New Orleans attorney Preston G Sutherland's deferred suspension following a guilty plea in a December 2013 DWI arrest was among disciplines ordered by the Louisiana Supreme Court in June.
The office of disciplinary counsel filed formal charges following Sutherland's guilty plea to first offense DWI, according to the high court's June 16 order. Sutherland received a fully deferred year and one day suspension and he was placed on probation.
Smyrna attorney Lenise Rochelle Williams received a partially deferred suspension following a Louisiana Supreme Court June 29 order over office of disciplinary counsel allegations she neglected a legal matter, failed to communicate with a client and failed to properly withdraw from a representation. Williams agreed in a joint petition for consent discipline and received a suspension of one year and one day, of which all but 60 days was deferred, subject to successfully completing two years' probation, according to the order. Williams also was ordered to pay all costs and expenses.
New Orleans attorney Michael J. Phillips and Gretna attorney Freddie King III, in separate disciplines, received deferred suspensions following June 29 Louisiana Supreme Court orders over allegations that both mishandled their client trust funds.
Phillips and King both submitted joint petitions for consent discipline with the office of disciplinary counsel and each received a fully deferred suspension of one year and one day, subject to successfully completing two years of probation, according to the orders. Phillips and King also were ordered to pay all costs and expenses.
Mandeville attorney Richard Collins Dalton received a fully deferred six months' suspension and two years' probation after he admitted to mishandling his client trust account by commingling client with personal funds, according to a June 16 disciplinary proceeding.
Lake Charles attorney Bradley J. Trevino's conditional admission to the practice of law in Louisiana was revoked following a June 29 Louisiana Supreme Court order. Trevino and the office of disciplinary counsel filed a joint motion for the revocation. The court also ordered that Trevino may not reapply for admission until he demonstrates at least a one year of sobriety and compliance with the terms and conditions of a contract with the Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program.
The high court also dissolved the interim suspension of Covington attorney David Miles Mark, imposed May 22, 2013.