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Baton Rouge attorney who allegedly practiced law while suspended faces permanent disbarment

By Karen Kidd | Apr 25, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – Longtime Baton Rouge attorney Mark G. Simmons faces permanent disbarment following an April 16 Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee recommendation after he allegedly practiced law while suspended.

Louisiana Supreme Court hands down largely deferred reciprocal suspensions against Dallas attorney

By Karen Kidd | Apr 23, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Dallas attorney Richard Joseph Deaguero has been reciprocally suspended following an April 22 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding over discipline imposed against him in three separate Texas proceedings.

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.

Louisiana high court disciplines Colorado lawyer suspected of installing camera in restroom

By Karen Kidd | Apr 16, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Longtime Denver attorney Robert Wiegand II was reciprocally disciplined April 8 by a Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding after he allegedly installed a surveillance camera in a restroom at his firm's office in Colorado.

Metairie attorney permanently disbarred after allegedly embezzling almost $4,000

By Karen Kidd | Apr 16, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Longtime suspended Metairie attorney Michael Keith LeBlanc has been permanently disbarred following a April 8 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding over allegations he stole nearly $4,000 from his employer and then fled.

Disgraced Orleans Parish juvenile judge agrees to discipline, says she can't afford costs

By Karen Kidd | Mar 29, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Suspended Slidell attorney and former Orleans Parish Juvenile Court Judge Yolanda Julie King must pay all costs and expenses in a long-running disciplinary matter against her, which she maintains she can't afford.

New Orleans attorneys suspended in separate state Supreme Court orders

By Karen Kidd | Mar 29, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Baton Rouge attorneys Victor Roy Loraso III, who was sentenced on child pornography charges earlier this month, and Shannon Jay Thomas have been voluntarily suspended following separate and recent Louisiana Supreme Court orders.

State Supreme Court defers suspension for Baton Rouge attorney

By Karen Kidd | Mar 27, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Baton Rouge attorney Doris McWhite Weston is on probation following a March 26 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding over how she paid a medical debt in her father's personal injury case in 2014.

Permanent disbarment backed for New Orleans attorney who allegedly converted Deepwater Horizon funds

By Karen Kidd | Mar 27, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Ineligible New Orleans attorney Akello Patrice Dangerfield faces possible permanent disbarment following a recommendation by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee for allegedly converting $128,000 in Deepwater Horizon settlement funds.

Suspension recommended for suspended Mandeville attorney following alleged trust account overdraft

By Karen Kidd | Mar 25, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Mandeville attorney Christine Y. Voelkel, indefinitely suspended earlier this month, faces possible further suspension following a March 22 Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) recommendation to the state Supreme Court.

State Supreme court disbars by default Lee's Summit attorney acquitted of double homicide

By Karen Kidd | Mar 22, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY — Lee's Summit attorney Susan E. Van Note, acquitted more than two years ago in the 2010 double homicide of her father and his longtime girlfriend, has been disbarred by default following a March 22 Missouri Supreme Court order.

State Supreme Court places Mandeville attorney on interim suspension for 'threat or harm'

By Karen Kidd | Mar 21, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Mandeville attorney Christine Y. Voelkel has been indefinitely suspended following a March 8 Louisiana Supreme Court order for "threat of harm."

Metairie attorney accused of misappropriating funds agrees to indefinite suspension

By Karen Kidd | Mar 20, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Metairie attorney Scott W. McQuaig, who was sued more than three years ago by a former client who claimed he misappropriating funds, has been voluntarily and indefinitely suspended following a March 6 Louisiana Supreme Court order.

Baton Rouge attorney receives second suspension recommendation in less than five months

By Karen Kidd | Mar 18, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Baton Rouge attorney and former judge Richard C. "Ric" Oustalet Jr. faces possible suspension following a recommendation issued March 15 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee over allegations in delayed a client's pending criminal matter.

Baton Rouge attorney recommended for reinstatement after second domestic violence conviction

By Karen Kidd | Mar 18, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Baton Rouge attorney Stephen J. Holliday, suspended by the state bar following a domestic abuse conviction, may be conditionally reinstated following a recommendation issued by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board hearing committee.

Baton Rouge attorney suspended, Monroe attorney placed on probation in separate Supreme Court actions

By Karen Kidd | Mar 18, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — A Baton Rouge attorney indefinitely suspended in January has been placed on a year's suspension while a Monroe attorney has been placed on probation following separate Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceedings held March 6.

Suspended Metairie attorney faces additional suspension over multiple charges

By Karen Kidd | Mar 14, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – Suspended Metairie attorney Arthur L. Harris Sr. faces additional suspension following a recommendation issued March 12 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee over consolidated formal charges against him.

New Orleans attorney voluntarily disbarred after admitting to overbilling his law firm

By Karen Kidd | Feb 27, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans attorney Sean C. Brazil has been voluntarily disbarred following a Feb. 25 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding for allegedly overbilling his former law firm.

Supreme Court indefinitely suspends New Orleans attorney over alleged cocaine possession

By Karen Kidd | Feb 27, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans attorney William Christopher Beary has been voluntarily and indefinitely suspended following a Feb. 25 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney order and recommendation handed down almost a year ago regarding alleged cocaine possession.

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