Attorney’s discipline converted to indefinite suspension

The Indiana Supreme Court has indefinitely suspended an Indianapolis attorney from the practice of law after previously suspending him for noncooperation with a disciplinary investigation.

The high court indefinitely suspended solo practitioner Jonathan L. Bailey effective Jan. 11. Bailey’s indefinite suspension comes after the court issued two orders last year asking him to show cause why he should not be suspended for his failure to cooperate with an Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission investigation of a grievance filed against him.

Bailey failed to respond to either order, which were handed down on March 17 and June 13, resulting in his initial suspension for failure to cooperate last August. That suspension was to remain in effect until the commission could certify Bailey’s cooperation, or until further order of the Supreme Court. Bailey was also ordered to pay $520.01 for the costs of prosecuting the proceeding.

If Bailey wishes to be readmitted to the practice of law, he must “cure the causes of all suspensions in effect and successfully petition (the Supreme) Court for reinstatement pursuant to Indiana Admission and Discipline Rule 23(18)(b).” All justices concurred.

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