Supreme Court suspends Indianapolis attorney for noncooperation

A suspended Indianapolis attorney has been hit with another order suspending him from the practice of law effective immediately for his noncooperation with the disciplinary commission’s investigation against him.

The Indiana Supreme Court issued a suspension order for Indianapolis attorney Steven Fulk on Thursday. Fulk was suspended from practicing law in June for failing to cooperate with the investigation of a grievance against him.

Fulk was ordered to show cause in May as to why he should not be immediately suspended from the practice of law for failure to cooperate with the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission’s investigation. He was suspended in June. The order did not state the nature of the grievance. Fulk did not respond during the 10-day time frame provided him after the service of the order and the commission subsequently filed a “Request for Ruling and to Tax Costs” asserting he had yet to cooperate. The attorney also failed to respond to the latter request.

Supreme Court justices thus ordered Fulk’s suspension effective immediately in a Thursday order. The suspension shall remain in effect until the commission can certify Fulk’s cooperation, or until further order of the Supreme Court, provided no other suspensions are in effect. He was also ordered to pay $527.50 for the costs of prosecuting the proceeding.

Fulk is ordered to fulfill the continuing duties of a suspended attorney under Admission and Discipline Rule 23(26).

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