Legal Ethics

Lawyer Who Allegedly Kicked In Boyfriend's Door and Had Knife in Bra Is Suspended


The Indiana Supreme Court yesterday ordered the interim suspension of a lawyer accused last year of kicking in a door, committing a battery on her boyfriend and carrying a knife in her bra. It was allegedly was discovered by a jail corrections officer.

Olubunmi Okanlami was found guilty of battery and residential entry, both felonies, the court explains in its opinion (PDF). Hence, it ordered her interim suspension, effective in 15 days, pending the result of any related disciplinary action.

She worked as a labor and employment associate at Barnes & Thornburg in Indianapolis until mid-2009, following by a less-than-one-year stint as city attorney of Kokomo, Ind., in 2010.

Hat tip: Legal Profession Blog

Earlier coverage:

ABAJournal.com: “LegaLawyer Accused of Kicking in Door, Battery of Boyfriend and Officer, Plus Carrying Knife in Bra”

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