2 Baton Rouge attorneys on voluntary interim suspension after separate state Supreme Court orders

By Karen Kidd | Jan 11, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Baton Rouge attorneys Connie M. Easterly and Shannon Jay Thomas have been voluntarily placed on interim suspension following separate recent Louisiana Supreme Court orders.

Easterly, also known as "Connie M. Eversberg," was placed on interim suspension following a Jan. 8 state Supreme Court order while Thomas was placed on interim suspension following a Dec. 20 state Supreme Court order.

The high court handed down the orders after considering join petitions for interim suspension filed by the attorneys and the Louisiana State Bar Association's office of disciplinary counsel. Both attorneys are suspended pending further court order.

Neither order provided details about why Easterly and Thomas have been placed on interim suspension.

Easterly, with a law office in Baton Rouge, was admitted to the bar in Louisiana on Oct. 15, 1999, according to her profile at the state bar's website. 

Thomas, with a law office also in Baton Rouge, was admitted to the bar in Louisiana on April 9, 1998, according to his profile at the state bar's website.

A search of Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board's website turned up no prior record of discipline for Thomas.

Easterly's voluntary interim suspension is her second in less than 10 years. Easterly was placed on interim suspension following a May 2010 Supreme Court order. In January 2011 Easterly was suspended for a year and a day, retroactive to the date of her interim suspension, and she and the office of disciplinary counsel filed a joint petition for consent discipline, according to a Supreme Court order that month. Easterly also was ordered to pay all costs and expenses in the matter.

Neither order provided details about why Easterly was suspended.

In October, the state Supreme Court issued a decree granting Easterly's application for reinstatement. The decree reported Easterly had been suspended "for driving while intoxicated."

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