Fort Wayne attorney again suspended for noncooperation

A suspended Fort Wayne attorney with a history of formal disciplinary actions against him has again been suspended from the practice of law for noncooperation with the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission.

Cody R. Williams was suspended effective immediately in a Thursday order by the Indiana Supreme Court. Williams, who has racked up 10 formal disciplinary actions in the past two years, had been ordered Aug. 13 to show cause as to why he should not be immediately suspended from the practice of law for failure to cooperate with the commission’s investigation of two grievances against him.

Williams also failed to respond to a Sept. 4 request for ruling and to tax costs, the order says, finding he had yet to cooperate. The order does not disclose the nature of the alleged misconduct.

Justices lifted one of William’s five prior suspensions for noncooperation in August after finding he had eventually cooperated with the investigation in cause number 19S-DI-370. However, he remains under suspension in four other complaints in In the Matter of: Cody R. Williams — 19S-DI-81, 19S-DI-141, 19S-DI-219, and 19S-DI-220.

Williams’ suspension in the Thursday order will continue until he is found to have cooperated fully with the investigation, or until further order of the court, provided no other suspensions are in effect. He is also ordered to reimburse the commission $513.60 for the costs of prosecuting the proceeding.

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