A lawyer who continued to work as an in-house attorney after he had been disbarred has now been permanently disbarred.
Disbarment is the presumptive discipline for a lawyer who engages in tax evasion, the Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled.
An attorney who engaged in the unauthorized use of a Westlaw account for more than one year should be publicly reprimanded, the Oregon Supreme Court has determined, declining to suspend him from practice as recommended by the State Bar.
The Nevada Supreme Court is considering a state bar proposal that would require lawyers to complete a course on substance abuse as part of their annual continuing legal education requirement.
The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday drove home the point that a lawyer must keep personal feelings in check when terminating a relationship with a client.
Just ask Cincinnati attorney James R. Hartke.
Hartke’s journey towards a professional train wreck began in 2009.
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Scott Rothstein, the disbarred Florida lawyer and newly convicted Ponzi schemer who faces up to 100 years in prison, will strive to help authorities make cases against others who profited from his massive investment scam — in hopes of shaving time off his sentence. Rothstein will be sentenced on May 6 following his guilty plea Wednesday in Fort Lauderdale federal court to five counts of racketeering, fraud and money laundering.
A Florida lawyer charged in a $1.2 billion fraud apparently heeded the American Express slogan “Don’t leave home without it.” Court records show Scott Rothstein racked up more than 20 million reward points on his American Express account. Cardholders typically receive one point for every dollar spent.
Disbarred South Florida lawyer Scott Rothstein is negotiating a guilty plea with federal prosecutors on charges of orchestrating a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme using faked legal settlements, his attorney said Tuesday.