A reprimand and an interim suspension were among disciplines handed down by the Louisiana Supreme Court in November, according to documents released during the month.
New Orleans attorney John Thomas Fuller IV has been publicly reprimanded following a Nov. 6 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding after admitting to clients represented by other counsel.
The state high court also approved a joint petition for interim suspension filed by Baton Rouge attorney Bradley G. Wood, and the state bar's office of disciplinary counsel, according to a Nov. 22 state court order.
In the Fuller matter, the Louisiana State Bar's office of disciplinary counsel submitted a joint petition for consent discipline, according to the high court's single-page disciplinary proceeding. In that joint petition, Fuller acknowledged having violated rules of professional conduct "by communicating with two persons known to be represented by counsel about the subject of the representation and without the consent of their counsel," the disciplinary proceeding said. A reprimand is one of the lightest penalties an attorney can face before the Louisiana Supreme Court. The high court accepted the joint petition and also ordered Fuller to pay all costs and expenses. Fuller was admitted to the bar in Louisiana on May 29, 2001, according to his profile at the Louisiana State Bar's website. His profile lists no prior discipline before the state bar.
In the Wood matter, the high court suspended Wood on an interim basis pending further order of the court, according to the court's single order, which was effective immediately. Wood was admitted to the bar in Louisiana on Oct. 20, 2011, according to his profile at the Louisiana State Bar's website. He has been ineligible to practice law in the state since Sept. 8 due to noncompliance with trust account registration requirements, according to information in his state bar profile.