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Conditional admission on Marrero attorney revoked; Connecticut attorney reciprocally reprimanded

Discipline

By Karen Kidd | Sep 26, 2019


NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Marrero attorney Brian D. Williams has consented to revocation of his conditional admission in Louisiana, and Connecticut attorney Frederick Arthur Lovejoy, inactive for in Louisiana for more than 20 years, has been reciprocally reprimanded following separate recent Louisiana Supreme Court orders.

Williams' consent to revocation followed a petition for revocation filed by the office of disciplinary counsel, according to the court's one-page order issued Sept. 24. William can re-apply for admission after a year from the date of the court's order, according to the order. He also was ordered to pay costs. The order provided no details about what triggered the revocation.

Williams was admitted to the bar in Louisiana on Oct. 19, 2017, 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 order, Lovejoy, an admiralty and maritime law attorney in Easton Connecticut, has received a reciprocal public reprimanded following a Sept. 24 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney discipline and his discipline in Connecticut over litigation he lost regarding unpaid court reporting services.

Lovejoy has been inactive in Louisiana since May 1986, according to the attorney disciplinary proceeding. A search of the Louisiana bar's online membership list did not turn up a profile for Lovejoy a search of Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board's online database turned up no records of prior discipline in Louisiana.

Allegations against Lovejoy stem from court reporting services he used for depositions taken in June and August 2010 but for which Lovejoy never paid, according to the Supreme Court's attorney discipline board.

In the years of litigation that followed, the trial court found in favor of the court reporting service and found that Lovejoy's law firm, Lovejoy & Associates, liable for the debt. By the end of August 2016, Lovejoy & Associates had ceased operation and still has not paid the civil judgment, according to the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board.

In December 2018, a grievance committee in Connecticut publicly reprimanded Lovejoy for knowingly disobeying an obligation under the rules of a tribunal and representing a client using means with no substantial purpose other than to embarrass, delay, or burden a third person.

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