Steven A. Johnson, a Crown Point mediation and labor attorney, has been suspended from the practice of law in Indiana after two cases he handed off to his son resulted in two five-figure sanctions and a default judgment of $1.8 million against his client due to negligence.
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With the search underway for only the third director of the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission, one thing seems certain: The court will take its time finding a successor for retired leader G. Michael Witte.Read More
An Indianapolis non-lawyer who drafted a petition for post-conviction relief and sentence modification for an inmate has been permanently enjoined from offering or providing legal advice and services.
Crown Point attorney publicly reprimanded for accusing opposing counsel of sexual relationship with police
A Crown Point attorney has been publicly reprimanded for accusing an opposing counsel of having a sexual relationship with the police sergeant who handled an opposing client’s case.
Advisory opinions offered on statements made by judicial candidates, lawyers commenting on pending legal matters
The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications and Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission have issued advisory opinions regarding statements targeted at opponents made by candidates running for judicial office and public statements made by lawyers regarding pending disputes, including on social media.
An Indianapolis attorney has been suspended from the practice of law for no less than one year without automatic reinstatement after he lied to a client about filing a lawsuit on her behalf and failed to inform her that she may have had an actionable malpractice claim against him.
A Seymour attorney has been suspended from the practice of law in Indiana for knowingly making false statements about a judge’s qualifications.
Angola attorney Allen R. Stout has been suspended from the practice of law for three months with automatic reinstatement after he was found to have deliberately deceived and bullied a woman who was seeking a protective order against his client.
The Indiana Supreme Court is requesting public comment on proposed rule amendments that, if approved, could provide additional legal aid funds to the Indiana Bar Foundation.
Carmel attorney P. Adam Davis has been suspended from the practice of law for one year without automatic reinstatement after the Indiana Supreme Court found he violated 12 professional conduct and admission rules arising from two separate disciplinary actions.
Carla Ginn, a solo practitioner in Scottsburg, has been publicly reprimanded for violating the prohibitions against conflict of interest by simultaneously representing a father, the alleged perpetrator, and his son, the alleged victim.
Indianapolis attorney Loren Comstock has been suspended from the practice of law for 120 days effective Dec. 14 for failing to provide competent representation and to keep his client reasonably informed about the progress of her federal lawsuit against her former employer and labor union.
A Noblesville attorney who was set to begin serving a suspension for failing to pay costs in a discipline action has been reinstated to the Indiana bar.
Lawyer who told Disciplinary Commission ‘I politely dare you’ suspended for 30 days with automatic reinstatement
An attorney who “politely dared” the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission to question his character has been suspended from the practice of law in Indiana for 30 days with automatic reinstatement.
Can a criminal defense attorney depose the victim in a domestic violence incident without getting the consent of the victim’s divorce lawyer? Can a family law attorney depose the opposing party about a personal injury lawsuit without the personal injury lawyer’s consent? That depends on what those lawyers want to ask about and whether they have the witness’s counsel’s consent.
In June, Florida became the most recent to join a growing list of states moving to cast aside long-held resistance and beginning to open the door to — if not completely welcome —nonlawyers co-owning legal practices. But Indiana is not yet following suit.
Whitestown lawyer with lengthy discipline history gets 1-year suspension without automatic reinstatement
A Whitestown lawyer who has been the subject of nine disciplinary actions has been suspended from the practice of law in Indiana for at least one year without automatic reinstatement.
Attorneys are duty-bound to be technologically competent. How, then, do we overcome the fear of technology that is natural to many of us?
An Angola lawyer who failed to inform a litigant’s lawyers that the litigant was asked to sit for a deposition has been publicly reprimanded by the Indiana Supreme Court.