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Disciplinary Actions - 1/15/14

IL Staff
January 15, 2014
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Indiana Lawyer Disciplinary Actions

The Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission brings charges against attorneys who have violated the state’s rules for admission to the bar and Rules of Professional Conduct. The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications brings charges against judges, judicial officers, or judicial candidates for misconduct. Details of attorneys’ and judges’ actions for which they are being disciplined by the Supreme Court will be included unless they are not a matter of public record under the court’s rules.

Suspension
David J. Sokolowski, of Elkhart County, was suspended Dec. 19 for noncooperation with the Disciplinary Commission. The suspension will remain in effect until he fully cooperates with the commission, the investigation or any disciplinary proceedings arising from the investigation are disposed of, or until further order from the Supreme Court. Sokolowski must also reimburse the Disciplinary Commission $524.44 for costs of prosecuting the proceeding.

F. Scott Stuard, of Clinton County, was suspended Dec. 20 for noncooperation with the Disciplinary Commission in two separate investigations. The suspensions will remain in effect until he fully cooperates with the commission, the investigation or any disciplinary proceedings arising from the investigation are disposed of, or until further order from the Supreme Court. Stuard must also reimburse the Disciplinary Commission $1,042.77 for costs of prosecuting the proceedings.

Reinstatement
William Drozda, of Lake County, has been reinstated to the practice of law, effective Dec. 19. Drozda was given a three-year suspension in June 1995 and did not file for reinstatement until September 2012. Drozda will pay any costs owed under Admission and Discipline Rule 23(18)(d).•

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