Two attorneys suspended, one reprimanded in separate Louisiana Supreme Court actions

By Karen Kidd | May 7, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Two attorneys have been suspended and one reprimanded following May 6 Louisiana Supreme Court actions.

Baton Rouge attorney John Marron Monsour received a one-year-and-a-day suspension, with six months deferred, to be followed by two years' unsupervised probation. The court's attorney disciplinary proceeding followed an office of disciplinary counsel investigation into allegations that Monsour practiced law while ineligible to do so.

The court granted the joint petition for consent discipline reached between Monsour and the office of disciplinary counsel after formal charges were filed against the attorney. Monsour admitted to violations of professional conduct rules regarding unauthorized practicing law and misconduct, according to the court's order.

The court also ordered Monsour to pay costs.

Monsour was admitted to the bar in Louisiana on Oct. 18, 2002, according to his profile at the Louisiana State Bar Association's website. No prior discipline was listed on his state bar profile or in a search of Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board's online database.

In a separate action, Shreveport attorney Zachary Ryan Moffett has been indefinitely suspended for "threat of harm" following a Supreme Court order. The court's order followed a petition for interim suspension filed by the office of disciplinary counsel and was effective immediately.

Moffett was admitted to the bar in Louisiana on May 8, 2014, according to his profile at the Louisiana State Bar Association's website. No prior discipline was listed on his state bar profile or in a search of Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board's online database.

In another separate action, New Orleans attorney Iain Armstrong Dover has been publicly reprimanded following a Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding over allegations he engaged in an inappropriate verbal exchange with opposing counsel in open court.

The state Supreme Court accepted the joint petition for consent discipline reached between Dover and the office of disciplinary counsel. Dover admitted in that petition to violating professional conduct rules regarding engagement in conduct intended to disrupt a tribunal.

Dover also was ordered to pay costs.

Dover was admitted to the bar in Louisiana on May 2, 2011, according to his profile at the Louisiana State Bar Association's website. No prior discipline was listed on his state bar profile or in a search of Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board's online database.

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