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Disciplinary Actions - 8/23/17

August 23, 2017

Indiana Lawyer Disciplinary ActionsThe 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.

TERMINATION OF SUSPENSION

Boone County attorney Jeffrey B. Cooper’s suspension for failure to cooperate in case 06S00-1703-DI-139, was terminated Aug. 1, effective July 31. He is now reinstated to the practice of law.

DISCIPLINE DECLINED

The Indiana Supreme Court entered judgment in favor of former Marion County deputy prosecutor Gillian DePrez Keiffner, who was charged with attorney misconduct based on actions taken while prosecuting two criminal trials. The majority concluded the Disciplinary Commission did not meet its burden of proof that Keiffner violated Professional Conduct Rules 3.4(e) or 8.4(d).•

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