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Disciplinary Actions - Aug. 31, 2012

IL Staff
August 29, 2012
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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
Shane E. Beal, of Grant County, has been suspended for noncooperation, with the suspension effective immediately, according to an Aug. 7, 2012, order. In April, the justices ordered Beal to show cause why he shouldn’t be immediately suspended for failure to cooperate with the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission’s investigation of a grievance filed against him. He is also ordered to pay $523 in costs.

Resignation
Richard S. Tebik, of Lake County, has resigned from the bar, effective immediately, according to an Aug. 7, 2012, order. Tebik submitted his resignation in May following allegations that he had been practicing law while suspended. The Supreme Court suspended Tebik in December 2009, but he admitted to preparing trust documents and other documents for a person in 2010 and 2011.

Tebik must wait five years before applying for reinstatement. His resignation renders any disciplinary investigation pending as moot.•

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  • QUESTION
    It has just come to my attention that the attorney I had hired and paid to represent me was not a "practicing" attorney at the time. I fired him due to errors, confidentiality issues, and ineffective representation. Due to his ineptness I had to hire another attorney. At the time of firing the attorney I requested a refund. He refused. Can I recoop the money paid to him? He was just disbarred. Thank you for your consideration.

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