NEW ORLEANS – Shreveport attorney Charles Marvin Bradshaw II faces probation and Covington attorney Rusty J. Savoie has been suspended following separate Nov. 5 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceedings.
In its single page disciplinary proceeding, the Supreme Court handed down an entirely deferred year-and-a-day suspension against Bradshaw and placed him on five years' probation following a DUI arrest.
The court's disciplinary action follows a petition for joint discipline reached between Bradshaw and the office of disciplinary counsel after the latter began an investigation into Bradshaw's arrest. The office of disciplinary counsel had not yet filed formal charges against Bradshaw, according to the disciplinary proceeding.
The court ordered Bradshaw to pay all costs and expenses in the matter.
Bradshaw was admitted to the bar in Louisiana on April 20, 2000, according to his profile at the Louisiana State Bar Association's website.
In a previous discipline, Bradshaw was publicly reprimanded following a March 2016 Supreme Court order after he reached a joint petition for consent discipline with the office of disciplinary counsel. The joint petition was reached ahead of the office of disciplinary counsel's investigation into allegations that Bradshaw neglected a legal matter and failed to communicate with his client.
The following year, Bradshaw was reciprocally disciplined on the same charges by the Texas Supreme Court's Board of Disciplinary Appeals. Bradshaw is not eligible to practice law in Texas, according to his profile as the State Bar of Texas' website.
In its separate single-page disciplinary proceeding against Savoie, the Louisiana Supreme Court suspended the attorney for a year and a day, with all but 90 days deferred, to be followed by two years of supervised probation over allegations he mismanaged his client's trust account.
Savoie reached with the office of disciplinary counsel a joint petition for consent discipline ahead of formal charges being filed.
The court ordered Savoie to pay all costs and expenses in the matter.
Savoie was admitted to the bar in Louisiana on Oct. 10, 1997, 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.