South Bend attorney suspended for noncooperation

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The Indiana Supreme Court has suspended a South Bend attorney from the practice of law after previously ordering her to show cause as to why she should not be immediately suspended for noncooperation with a disciplinary investigation against her.

Justices suspended personal injury and collection law attorney Julie A. Dominiack effective immediately in a  Thursday order. Dominiack’s immediate suspension comes after the court issued an order in January asking her to show cause as to why she should not be suspended for her failure to cooperate with an Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission investigation of a grievance filed against her.

In that initial order, Dominiack failed to comply with a subpoena duces tecum issued by the commission as part of the investigation. Then in February, the commission requested for ruling and to tax costs, asserting that Dominiack still had not cooperated, to which she also failed to respond. Thus, justices concurred to order her immediate suspension from the practice of law.

The filings do not indicate the nature of the grievance against Dominiack. She was admitted to practice in 2012 and has no prior discipline, according to the Indiana Roll of Attorneys.

Dominiack’s suspension will continue until the Commission certifies to the high court that she has cooperated fully with the investigation or until further order of the court, providing no other suspensions are in effect at that time. Dominiack is ordered to fulfill the duties of a suspended attorney under Admission and Discipline Rule 23(26) and to reimburse the Commission $533.77 for the costs of prosecuting the proceeding.

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