Shreveport attorney back on probation after being reinstated late last year

By Karen Kidd | Apr 23, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) —  Shreveport attorney Rebecca Lynn Vishnefski  has been placed on probation following an April 22 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding less than six months after she was reinstated.

In its single-page disciplinary proceeding, the court accepted a joint petition for consent judgment reached between Vishnefski and the office of disciplinary counsel and handed down a fully stayed year-and-a-day suspension and two years' unsupervised probation.

Vishnefski was alleged to have violated rules of professional conduct regarding diligence and misconduct, according to the disciplinary proceeding.

Her probationary period will begin the date Vishnefski and the office of disciplinary counsel execute a formal probation plan, according to the disciplinary proceeding.

"Any failure of [Vishnefski] to comply with the conditions of probation, or any misconduct during the probationary period, may be grounds for making the deferred suspension executory, or imposing additional discipline, as appropriate," the disciplinary proceeding read.

The court also ordered Vishnefski to pay costs and expenses, plus legal interest to begin 30 days from the date of the court's and to continue until the entire amount due is paid.

Vishnefski was admitted to the bar in Louisiana on Oct. 6, 2000, according to her profile at the Louisiana State Bar Association's website. No prior discipline is listed on her state bar profile, which previously listed her placement on inactive status in July 2012 due to disability or hardship. The note about Vishnefski's inactive status no longer appears on her state bar profile.

Vishnefski's practice is in Shreveport, according to her state bar profile.

In December, Vishnefski, then with a practice listed in Bossier City, was reinstated following a Supreme Court order. Vishnefski's reinstatement followed a petition for transfer to active status that she filed with the court, along with a response filed by the office of disciplinary counsel.

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