Disciplinary Actions-6/17/15

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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 L. Krasnoff, of Marion County, has been reinstated to the practice of law, effective May 27. He was suspended Oct. 20, 2014, for failing to pay a fee assessed in a disciplinary action. He has since paid the amount in full and the reinstatement fee.

DeJuan L. Bouvean, of Marion County, has been suspended for noncooperation with the Disciplinary Commission, effective May 29. He must also pay $512.96 for the costs of prosecuting this proceeding.

Public reprimand
James T. Knight, of Cass County, has received a public reprimand from the Indiana Supreme Court for violating Indiana Professional Conduct Rule 8.4(b). Knight pleaded guilty in 2014 to Class A domestic battery in exchange for the dismissal of a charge of Class D felony criminal confinement. He promptly reported his conviction, voluntarily enrolled in JLAP and is remorseful for his actions.

Ragen H. Hatcher, of Lake County, has received a public reprimand from the Indiana Supreme Court for violating Indiana Professional Conduct Rules 1.7 and 4.2. At one point in an estate case, Hatcher represented both the estate of E.G. and the former employer of E.G., who were direct adversaries in the same related litigation. No harm was suffered by either party and Hatcher was cooperative with the disciplinary investigation.

Reciprocal Discipline
Robert S. Sanderson, of St. Louis, Missouri, has been suspended indefinitely in Indiana, effective June 5, as a result of his disbarment in Illinois. He was already suspended for noncompliance with Indiana’s CLE requirements and nonpayment of registration fees.•

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