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.
Douglas W. Patterson of Vanderburgh County was suspended pendente lite from the practice of law in Indiana, effective immediately, in a Supreme Court order filed April 28, 2011. The suspension is the result of Patterson being found guilty of theft, a crime punishable as a felony. Patterson is already subject to a suspension order entered in Cause No. 82S00-0402-DI-90.•