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Accused attorney attacker suspended

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The attorney accused of attacking another lawyer last year has been suspended from practice.

The Indiana Supreme Court issued an order Monday of interim suspension for Augustus Mendenhall, who will be suspended pendente lite effective July 6. The suspension is a result of an emergency petition filed by the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission.

Mendenhall faces charges of attempted murder, armed robbery, aggravated battery, criminal confinement, and resisting law enforcement following an alleged attack on Indianapolis attorney Edward DeLaney. The two met in Hamilton County, and DeLaney believed the purpose of the meeting was to discuss Mendenhall’s possible purchase of property in Carmel. A passerby saw Mendenhall attacking DeLaney and called police.

DeLaney also serves as an Indiana state representative, representing House District 86.

Mendenhall was admitted to the Indiana bar in October 2008. His jury trial is scheduled for 9 a.m. Sept. 7 in Hamilton Superior Court.

Justices Frank Sullivan and Theodore Boehm did not participate in the order.
 

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  1. For many years this young man was "family" being my cousin's son. Then he decided to ignore my existence and that of my daughter who was very hurt by his actions after growing up admiring, Jason. Glad he is doing well, as for his opinion, if you care so much you wouldn't ignore the feelings of those who cared so much about you for years, Jason.

  2. Good riddance to this dangerous activist judge

  3. What is the one thing the Hoosier legal status quo hates more than a whistleblower? A lawyer whistleblower taking on the system man to man. That must never be rewarded, must always, always, always be punished, lest the whole rotten tree be felled.

  4. I want to post this to keep this tread alive and hope more of David's former clients might come forward. In my case, this coward of a man represented me from June 2014 for a couple of months before I fired him. I knew something was wrong when he blatantly lied about what he had advised me in my contentious and unfortunate divorce trial. His impact on the proceedings cast a very long shadow and continues to impact me after a lengthy 19 month divorce. I would join a class action suit.

  5. The dispute in LB Indiana regarding lake front property rights is typical of most beach communities along our Great Lakes. Simply put, communication to non owners when visiting the lakefront would be beneficial. The Great Lakes are designated navigational waters (including shorelines). The high-water mark signifies the area one is able to navigate. This means you can walk, run, skip, etc. along the shores. You can't however loiter, camp, sunbath in front of someones property. Informational signs may be helpful to owners and visitors. Our Great Lakes are a treasure that should be enjoyed by all. PS We should all be concerned that the Long Beach, Indiana community is on septic systems.

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