Marion attorney suspended after cocaine conviction

May 29, 2018

A Marion attorney who pleaded guilty to a felony drug offense earlier this year is now under an interim suspension from the practice of law.

The Indiana Supreme Court imposed the suspension against Tia R. Brewer on May 24, two months after she pleaded guilty to Level 6 felony possession of cocaine. In exchange for her plea, the state dismissed possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia charges also filed against Brewer in May 2017.

Online court records show Grant Superior Judge Warren Haas accepted Brewer’s plea agreement on March 16 and sentenced her to a one-year suspended term, plus a $200 drug interdiction fee. A change of plea hearing was scheduled for March 19, but was cancelled on March 20 and never rescheduled.

Brewer’s interim suspension will remain in effect until further order of the court or until final resolution of any disciplinary action that results from her conviction, as long as no other suspension is in effect.  The Indiana Roll of Attorneys shows four disciplinary actions opened against Brewer, including one that ended in a public reprimand in 2009, two that were dismissed in October 2017 and the instant action.

All justices concurred except Justice Christopher Goff, who did not participate. The case is In the Matter of: Tia R. Brewer, Respondent, 18S-DI-191.


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