Disciplinary Actions – 4/19/17


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.

Reciprocal Discipline
Chicago attorney Courtney O. Wylie was suspended by the Indiana Supreme Court March 30 due to her suspension in Illinois. The suspension took effect Feb. 3. If she is reinstated in Illinois, she may petition for reinstatement in Indiana. The costs of the proceeding are assessed against her.

Carl J. Brizzi, of Marion County, was suspended by the Indiana Supreme Court April 5 related to when he was Marion County prosecutor and worked out a favorable plea agreement for a former criminal defense attorney facing drug charges with whom Brizzi had a business relationship. Brizzi’s 30-day suspension begins May 1. The costs of the proceeding are assessed against him.

The Indiana Supreme Court converted Pike County attorney John D. Pierce’s suspension for noncooperation to an indefinite suspension April 11.

Teresa Perry McKeethen, of Vanderburgh County, was reinstated to the practice April 5 by the Indiana Supreme Court. McKeethen was arrested in 2007 on eight counts related to possessing and distributing methamphetamine. She pleaded guilty in 2008 and was sentenced to six years in prison. McKeethen filed her petition for reinstatement in January 2015.•

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