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.
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.•