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Guilty Plea Leads to Attorney’s Disbarment

Sedona AZ (August 9, 2018) – The Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Arizona Supreme Court accepted a consent to disbarment for Kevin S. Lewis of South Dakota. The disciplinary action is a result of criminal allegations that were self-reported by the attorney.

Lewis had been placed on interim suspension on June 8, 2018. Lewis’ misconduct resulted from a criminal matter where he was accused of converting approximately $25,000 from Dakota Plains Legal Services for his own use. Lewis pleaded guilty to charges of theft from a program receiving federal funds that could result in a maximum sentence of ten (10) years in prison, a $25,000 fine, or both.

His sentencing is scheduled for August 14, 2018.

Kevin S. Lewis’ disbarment was effective June 18, 2018.

Consumers may report attorney misconduct by calling the State Bar of Arizona Attorney/Consumer Assistance Program (A/CAP) hotline at 602-340-7280.

The State Bar of Arizona is a non-profit organization that operates under the supervision of the Arizona Supreme Court. The Bar includes approximately 24,500 active attorneys and provides education and development programs for the legal profession and the public. Since 1933 the Bar and its members have been committed to serving the public by making sure the voices of all people in Arizona are heard in our justice system.

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