Justices lift three suspension orders for Fort Wayne attorney

A Fort Wayne attorney with multiple suspensions has had three of them lifted after the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission found he had cooperated with those investigations against him. He remains suspended in other disciplinary cases, however.

Cody R. Williams, who has accumulated 10 formal disciplinary actions in the past two years, was suspended immediately per an Oct. 3 order by the Indiana Supreme Court 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 grievances against him.

Williams was suspended for his failure to cooperate in three cases, but the court found Thursday he had cooperated and complied with those investigations. The Supreme Court therefore ordered Williams’ suspension from the practice of law be terminated in In the Matter of: Cody R. Williams, 19S-DI-81, 19S-DI-141 and 19S-DI-220 pursuant to Admission and Discipline Rule 23(10.1)(c)(3).

However, Williams’ suspension stemming from a grievance in 19S-DI-219 remains in effect. He will not be reinstated to the practice of law in Indiana until all his suspensions are cured. The order does not disclose the nature of Williams’ alleged misconduct.

Justices previously lifted another suspension handed to Williams for his noncooperation with the commission’s investigation in an August order. Williams was then found to have failed to file responses to show-cause letters in two of five disciplinary investigations against him, as well as to requests for ruling and to tax costs in all five of the complaints.

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