Attorney J. David Massey has been suspended for failing to cooperate with the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission’s investigation of a grievance filed against him.
The Indiana Supreme Court issued an order in In the Matter of: J. David Massey, 21S-DI-388, Tuesday, suspending Massey from the practice of law for noncooperation with the commission, effective immediately. The order noted he has already been under a suspension for not complying with continuing legal education requirements.
Massey has been ordered to fulfill the continuing duties of a suspended attorneys under Admission and Discipline Rule 23(26). Also, pursuant to Admission and Discipline Rule 23(10.1)(d), he has been ordered to reimburse the disciplinary commission $528.24 for the costs of prosecuting this proceeding.
In August, the Supreme Court had ordered the Indianapolis lawyer to show cause as to why he should not be suspended for not cooperating with the commission. The order does not provide details of the nature of the grievance lodged against him, just referring to “pending allegations of professional misconduct.”
Massey was ordered to show cause in writing within 10 days of service of the August order. When he did not submit a response, the disciplinary commission filed a “Request for Ruling and to Tax Costs” in October.
His suspension will remain in effect until the executive director of the Disciplinary Commission certifies that he has cooperated, or until further order of the Supreme Court, provided there are no other suspensions in effect.
Massey was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1990 and has no other disciplinary history, according to the Indiana Roll of Attorneys.