Attorney and Judicial Discipline – March 2011

 

VII. ATTORNEY DISCIPLINE  

 A. Kentucky Bar Association v. Margaret M. Jackson-Rigg

  2010-SC-000684-KB    March 24, 2011

 

  Opinion of the Court.  All sitting.  The Supreme Court suspended the    Respondent from the practice of law for a period of one year, to be served    consecutively to any and all prior suspensions.  Justice Schroder dissented. 

 

 B. Kentucky Bar Association v. Christopher S. Harwood

  2010-SC-000715-KB              March 24, 2011

 

  Opinion of the Court.  All sitting; all concur.  The Supreme Court     retroactively suspended the Respondent from the practice of law for a    period of six months effective April 7, 2010, to run concurrently with a 6-   month sentence that was entered and probated by the Ohio Supreme Court. 

 

 C. Kentucky Bar Association v. Patrick Edward Moeves

  2009-SC-000270-SC              March 24, 2011

 

  Opinion of the Court.  All sitting; all concur.  The Supreme Court     suspended the Respondent from the practice of law for one year for    violation of conditional discipline stated in a prior order of the Court.  The   Court further suspended the Respondent from the practice of law effective    March 24, 2011, and until superseded by subsequent order of the Court.   

 

 D. J. Thomas Hardin v. Kentucky Bar Association 

  2010-SC-000800-KB             March 24, 2011

 

  Opinion of the Court.  All sitting; all concur.  The Supreme Court     suspended the Movant from the practice of law for two years. 

 

 E. Kentucky Bar Association v. William O. Ayers

  2010-SC-000811-KB             March 24, 2011

 

  Opinion of the Court.  All sitting; all concur.  The Supreme Court     suspended the Respondent from the practice of law for thirty days,     effective March 24, 2011, to be served consecutively with any and all    prior suspensions. 

 

 F. Kentucky Bar Association v. Leo Marcum

  2010-SC-000814-KB              March 24, 2011

 

  Opinion of the Court.  Justice Scott not sitting.  The Supreme Court    suspended the Respondent from the practice of law for three years, to be    served consecutively to any and all prior suspensions. 

 

 G. Kentucky Bar Association v. Sharon Easthom Rowsey

  2011-SC-000034-KB              March 24, 2011

 

  Opinion of the Court.  Justice Abramson not sitting.  The Supreme Court    suspended the Respondent from the practice of law for 181 days, with    sixty-one (61) days to serve and the balance being probated pending her    successful completion of the Ethics and Professionalism Enhancement    Program. 

 

 H. Kentucky Bar Association v. David Kaplan

  2011-SC-000038-KB              March 24, 2011

 

  Opinion of the Court.  All sitting; all concur.  The Supreme Court adopted    the recommendation of the trial commissioner to suspend respondent from   the practice of law for five years for the commission of several ethical    violations all related to the unauthorized practice of law during an earlier    suspension.

 

 

 I. James W. Patton v. Kentucky Bar Association

  2011-SC-000072-KB              March 24, 2011

 

  Opinion of the Court.  All sitting; all concur.  The Supreme Court     reinstated the Movant to the practice of law. 

 

 J. Valerie L. Bock v. Kentucky Bar Association 

  2011-SC-000074-KB              March 24, 2011

 

Opinion of the Court.  All sitting; all concur.  The Supreme Court     suspended the Respondent from the practice of law for 181 days, ninety    days to be served and the balance of ninety-one days probated until    December 2, 2013, subject to certain conditions.

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