- Court: Oregon Supreme Court
- Area(s) of Law: Professional Responsibility
- Date Filed: 07-19-2012
- Case #: S059072
- Judge(s)/Court Below: Per Curiam
- Full Text Opinion
The Oregon State Bar (Bar) charged the Accused for violating 9 Rules of Professional Conduct (RPC) after he (1) failed to reimburse a client for funds collected without a fee agreement for a matter that was dropped by the State and did not require any work by the Accused; and (2) when he missed a number of important deadlines in a separate civil matter and filed a frivolous appeal. The Bar found the Accused in violation of 8 RCPs and suspended him from the practice of law for 6 months. The Accused appealed to the Supreme Court, which agreed with the Bar on all counts except one, finding that the Accused violated 7 RPCs, but the nature of his violations still warranted a suspension from the practice of law for 6 months.