New Orleans attorney put on probation over alleged false information on quitclaim deed

By Karen Kidd | May 1, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — New Orleans attorney Cherie Elizabeth Teamer has been placed on a fully deferred suspension following an April 29 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding over allegations she provided false information about signatures on a quitclaim deed.

The state Supreme Court accepted a petition for consent discipline reached between Teamer and the office of disciplinary counsel before handing down the fully deferred one-year suspension, according to the court's single-page attorney disciplinary proceeding.

"This suspension shall be deferred in its entirety, subject to [Teamer]'s successful completion of a one-year period of supervised probation governed by the conditions set forth in the petition for consent discipline," the disciplinary proceeding said. "The probationary period shall commence from the date the respondent, the probation monitor and the office of disciplinary counsel execute a formal probation plan."

If Teamer fails to comply with probation conditions or should she commit any misconduct during her probation, that could be considered grounds to trigger the otherwise deferred suspension "or imposing additional discipline, as appropriate," the recommendation said.  

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

Teamer was admitted to the bar in Louisiana on May 7, 2015, according to hers profile at the Louisiana State Bar Association's website. No prior discipline was listed on her state bar profile or in a search of Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board's online database.

The petition for consent discipline was reached after the office of disciplinary counsel began its investigation into allegations against Teamer, according to the disciplinary proceeding.

Teamer alleged "notarized signatures to a quitclaim deed, which signatures were made outside of her witness, and then filed the deed, which contained false information, into a succession proceeding," the disciplinary proceeding said.

In the petition for consent discipline, Teamer admitted to violating professional conduct rules regarding knowingly assisting or inducing others to violate rules, conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation, and conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice.

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