Attorney reinstated more than decade after suspension

A Fort Wayne lawyer who was suspended from the practice of law in 2008 was reinstated Friday by the Indiana Supreme Court.

Mark Randall Spencer has sought reinstatement to the Indiana bar since petitioning the court in 2014. In March 2019, a majority of the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission filed a concurring motion against reinstatement with two members dissenting and arguing in favor of reinstatement.

Justices took the matter of Spencer’s reinstatement under advisement last May that encouraged a formal monitoring agreement with the Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program. Spencer completed a JLAP monitoring program in April.

The court’s Friday order of reinstatement found Spencer’s sought reinstatement in good faith, complied with terms of his prior discipline order, he showed genuine remorse over his prior misconduct, and his “conduct since the discipline was imposed has been exemplary and above reproach,” among other findings. Spencer, the court found, “has fulfilled the high burden of proof for readmission to the bar.”

Spencer’s reinstatement was effective as of the issuance of the order on Friday, and he must pay any costs owed. The case is In the Matter of: Mark Randall Spencer, 02S00-0609-DI-334.

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