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State orders 2 to stop unauthorized practice of law

July 27, 2015

Two people have been ordered this month by the Indiana Supreme Court to cease the unauthorized practice of law.

Justices issued an order Friday accepting a settlement with Alberto Mejias. While working as a legal assistant for an attorney, Mejias, without his employer’s knowledge, handled client matters and eventually departed to open an office providing legal services under the name “Mejias & Mejias Legal Services.”

Along with agreeing to a permanent injunction preventing him from providing legal services without a license, Mejias agreed to repay victims listed in a settlement agreement no later than Dec. 1. The disciplinary action naming Mejias was initiated more than four years ago.

Separately, the court on July 17 ordered Brian K. Hill of Fort Wayne to stop the unlicensed practice of law. A formal disciplinary verified complaint was filed in March against Hill, who did not answer the complaint.

The Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission typically receives two or three complaints a year alleging unauthorized practice of law. The recent orders are the first from the court in several years naming people who were practicing law without a license.
 

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