New Orleans attorney voluntarily disbarred after admitting to overbilling his law firm

By Karen Kidd | Feb 27, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans attorney Sean C. Brazil has been voluntarily disbarred following a Feb. 25 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding for allegedly overbilling his former law firm.

Brazil's disbarment was made retroactive to his voluntary indefinite suspension in June, a little more than two years after he was admitted to the bar, according to the state Supreme Court's single-page attorney disciplinary proceeding.

The court also ordered Brazil to pay all costs and expenses, plus interest, in the matter.

Brazil was admitted to the bar in Louisiana on May 12, 2016, according to his profile at the state bar's website. Brazil served a judicial internship during summer 2014 with Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Michael K. Randolph, according to information on Brazil's LinkedIn page. He graduated from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law with a certificate in law, technology and entrepreneurship in 2015, according to his LinkedIn page.

Brazil was working for a New Orleans class action and premise litigation law firm, according to his state bar profile, when he was voluntarily placed on interim suspension following a state Supreme Court order. In its order for Brazil's suspension, which was effective immediately, the high court approved a joint petition for interim suspension filed by Brazil and the office of disciplinary counsel.

Brazil and the office of disciplinary counsel reached a joint petition for consent discipline after the office began its investigation "into allegations that respondent submitted false and inflated billing records to his law firm," the court's most recent disciplinary proceeding said. The petition was reached before "the institution of formal charges," the disciplinary proceeding said.

In that petition, Brazil acknowledges that his conduct constitutes a violation of Rules 8.4(a) and 8.4(c) of the Rules of Professional Conduct," the disciplinary proceeding said.

Brazil has been working as a consultant for a Seattle-based intellectual property firm since May 2018, according to his LinkedIn page.

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