Disciplinary Actions

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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.

St. Joseph County attorney Julie A. Dominiack was suspended pursuant to a March 21 order for noncooperation with the commission’s investigation of a grievance against her. The suspension will continue until the executive director of the commission certifies to the Indiana Supreme Court that Dominiack has cooperated fully with the investigation, provided there are no other suspensions then in effect. The costs of the proceeding, $533.77, are assessed against her.

Hamilton County attorney Marjonie D. Gabriel was suspended effective April 11 for 90 days without automatic reinstatement. Gabriel, who was already under an order of suspension for dues nonpayment, committed attorney misconduct by knowingly disobeying court orders. The costs of the hearing are assessed against her. Justice Mark Massa did not participate in the disciplinary decision.

Adams County attorney Jill N. Holtzclaw was placed under interim suspension, effective April 25, upon notice of a guilty finding. Holtzclaw, who is under other suspensions, was found guilty of forgery, a Level 6 felony, and counterfeiting, a Level 6 felony to be sentenced as a Class A misdemeanor. The interim suspension will continue until further order of the Supreme Court or until final resolution of any resulting disciplinary action, provided no other suspension is in effect at that time.

Porter County attorney Timothy E. Vojslavek’s Nov. 28, 2018, suspension for noncooperation was converted to an indefinite suspension pursuant to an April 12 order. More than 90 days passed between Vojslavek’s suspension for noncooperation with a commission investigation and the conversion to an indefinite suspension.

Termination of Suspension
Lake County attorney Arthur C. Johnson was suspended for noncooperation with a commission investigation on April 12, when the costs of the proceeding, $522.69, were assessed against him. Johnson’s suspension was terminated as of April 18, pursuant to an April 22 order, after the executive director filed a certificate of compliance stating Johnson had cooperated with the now-concluded investigation.•

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