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.

Bowman received a suspended year-and-a-day suspension following a Sept. 22 state supreme court attorney disciplinary proceeding after allegations he'd been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Bowman and the office of disciplinary counsel filed a joint petition for consent discipline, which the high court accepted, according to the order. Bowman also was placed on five years' probation, according to the order.

Lake Charles attorney Catherine L. Stagg, an attorney in Louisiana for nearly 40 years, was publicly reprimanded and placed on two years' unsupervised probation following a Sept. 6 state supreme court attorney disciplinary proceeding after she admitted to professional conduct rules violations. Stagg acknowledged she failed to communicate with a client and violated rules about responsibilities regarding non-lawyer assistance, according the order.

New Orleans attorney Alexandra Erna Mora received a deferred six-month suspension and was placed on two years' supervised probation following a Sept. 15 state supreme court attorney disciplinary proceeding after she admitted to mishandling her client trust account by commingling client funds with her personal funds. Mora and the office of disciplinary counsel submitted a joint petition for consent discipline, which the court accepted.

Mansura attorney Todd A. Harris received a year-and-a-day suspension, with all but six months deferred, and was placed on probation following a Sept. 15 state high court attorney disciplinary proceeding over allegations he was arrested on several occasions for alcohol-related misconduct. Harris and the office of disciplinary counsel submitted a joint petition for consent discipline, which the court accepted.

New Orleans attorney Jalonda Marie Morris has been suspended for six months following a Sept. 22 state supreme court attorney disciplinary proceeding after the high court accepted a joint petition for consent discipline between Morris and the office of disciplinary counsel. Morris acknowledged she neglected a legal matter and converted client funds to her own use, according to the disciplinary proceeding.

Monroe Attorney Philip T. Deal has been allowed to permanently resign in lieu of discipline following a Sept. 22 state high court order after allegations he converted client funds to his own use. The office of disciplinary counsel concurred, according to the order.

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