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Disciplinary Actions - 1/19/11

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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
Deborah D. Kubley of Monroe County was suspended from the practice of law in a Supreme Court order filed Dec. 27, 2010, for failure to cooperate with the Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission’s investigation of a grievance filed against her. The suspension was effective immediately and will continue until the commission certifies to the court that Kubley has cooperated fully with the investigation, the investigation of any disciplinary proceedings arising from the investigation are disposed of, or until further order of the court.

Thomas C. Moore II of Marion County was suspended from the practice of law in a Supreme Court order filed Jan. 10, 2011. The court found that Moore violated Indiana Professional Conduct Rules 1.3: failure to act with reasonable diligence and promptness; 1.4(a)(2): failure to reasonably consult with a client about the means by which the client’s objectives are to be accomplished; 1.4(a)(3): failure to keep a client reasonably informed about the status of a matter; 1.4(a)(4): failure to comply promptly with a client’s reasonable requests for information; 1.16(d): failure to refund an unearned fee upon termination of representation; and 8.1(b): failure to respond in a timely manner to the commission’s demands for information. The court also found that Moore’s disciplinary history created aggravating circumstances. It ordered Moore suspended for a period of not less than 90 days without automatic reinstatement, effective immediately.•

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  1. I need an experienced attorney to handle a breach of contract matter. Kindly respond for more details. Graham Young

  2. I thought the slurs were the least grave aspects of her misconduct, since they had nothing to do with her being on the bench. Why then do I suspect they were the focus? I find this a troubling trend. At least she was allowed to keep her law license.

  3. Section 6 of Article I of the Indiana Constitution is pretty clear and unequivocal: "Section 6. No money shall be drawn from the treasury for the benefit of any religious or theological institution."

  4. Video pen? Nice work, "JW"! Let this be a lesson and a caution to all disgruntled ex-spouses (or soon-to-be ex-spouses) . . . you may think that altercation is going to get you some satisfaction . . . it will not.

  5. First comment on this thread is a fitting final comment on this thread, as that the MCBA never answered Duncan's fine question, and now even Eric Holder agrees that the MCBA was in material error as to the facts: "I don't get it" from Duncan December 1, 2014 5:10 PM "The Grand Jury met for 25 days and heard 70 hours of testimony according to this article and they made a decision that no crime occurred. On what basis does the MCBA conclude that their decision was "unjust"? What special knowledge or evidence does the MCBA have that the Grand Jury hearing this matter was unaware of? The system that we as lawyers are sworn to uphold made a decision that there was insufficient proof that officer committed a crime. How can any of us say we know better what was right than the jury that actually heard all of the the evidence in this case."

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