207 ABA Journal Lawyer Discipline articles.
Trump pardons former national security adviser Flynn
President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he has pardoned former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the…
Nov 25, 2020 4:00 PM CST
Bruce Matson, the former general counsel of the disbanded law firm
LeClairRyan, has been disbarred in Virginia after he was accused of misappropriating money from a bankruptcy trust account.
Nov 19, 2020 3:18 PM CST
Proposed $26B opioid settlement disclosed
Four companies involved in making and distributing opioids have disclosed a proposed $26 billion settlement that would end thousands of lawsuits by state and local…
Nov 6, 2020 3:48 PM CST
An Ohio lawyer is accused in an ethics complaint of propositioning clients and would-be clients, mentioning the possibility of marriage, and using names for them such as “gorgeous” and “baby doll.”
Nov 5, 2020 9:34 AM CST
Lawyer says he was racially profiled while jogging
A Black lawyer says he was racially profiled during a late-night jog in his new gated community in Parkland, Florida. Lawyer Josiah…
Oct 28, 2020 4:29 PM CDT
A Florida insurance defense lawyer is accused of unprofessional conduct toward opposing attorneys and a litigant, including a threat to have an opposing counsel’s “rear end sanctioned” over objections made during a deposition.
Oct 21, 2020 12:36 PM CDT
A family court judge in Broome County, New York, has been removed from the bench for “a pattern of injudicious behavior” that allegedly included sexist and belittling comments to court employees.
Oct 16, 2020 11:51 AM CDT
A Tennessee judge has received a public reprimand for sending inappropriate messages to women on social media platforms.
Oct 12, 2020 9:40 AM CDT
The Maine agency responsible for hiring lawyers for poor defendants has repeatedly hired lawyers and staff members with criminal backgrounds and disciplinary issues, according to an investigative report.
Oct 8, 2020 12:15 PM CDT
An Ohio lawyer has been suspended for his over-the-top criticisms of litigation opponents and judicial decisions, including an assertion that a custody order was “the most absolutely insane decision” that he had encountered in almost 40 years.
Oct 7, 2020 3:16 PM CDT
A Texas justice of the peace has received a public reprimand for showing his gun in an argument over his driving speed.
Oct 1, 2020 10:52 AM CDT
An Ohio lawyer has received an interim suspension after his latest arrest for allegedly driving while nude.
Sep 29, 2020 2:17 PM CDT
A Colorado lawyer has been publicly censured for sexual innuendos in speaking with a magistrate judge and judicial assistant.
Sep 24, 2020 2:51 PM CDT
An Illinois lawyer, who reportedly lied and said he had cancer—when he did not—and instead was looking for discovery deadline extensions, is facing potential suspension from the practice of law. He also allegedly lied about having cancer on his University of Chicago Law School application.
Sep 9, 2020 4:37 PM CDT
A lawyer in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, with a history of sexual misconduct has been disbarred by the South Carolina Supreme Court.
Sep 8, 2020 11:09 AM CDT
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