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Money Laundering Leads to Phoenix Attorney Suspension

Sedona AZ –  Phoenix attorney Ingrid-Joy Warrick has been suspended for three years after pleading guilty of Facilitation to Commit Money Laundering. The Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Arizona Supreme Court accepted an agreement for discipline by consent between Warrick and the State Bar of Arizona that resulted in the three year suspension. Warrick pled guilty to one count of Facilitation... 

Sun City Attorney Scott A. MacLeod Disbarred

Sedona AZ – The Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Arizona Supreme Court ordered that attorney Scott A. MacLeod of Sun City be disbarred after abandoning clients, keeping client funds, and failing to comply with the State Bar of Arizona investigation. In the first matter, MacLeod was retained by his client to represent her in divorce proceedings and simultaneous order of protection against her husband,... 

Prescott Attorney Suspended for Lying to Judge and Mismanaging Trust

Historic Prescott AZ courthouse Sedona AZ (January 14, 2019) – Prescott attorney James Andrew Jolley, also known as Andy Jolley, has been suspended for six months after making false statements and failing to safe keep client property. The Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Arizona Supreme Court accepted an agreement for discipline by consent between Jolley and the State Bar of Arizona that resulted... 

AZ State Bar Response to Goldwater Institute Rule Petition

Sedona AZ – The following is the State Bar of Arizona response to the Goldwater Institute petition that the State Bar violates constitutional rights of attorneys from State Bar President Jeff Willis: “First, the State Bar of Arizona has always felt that the court is the proper place for this discussion and a rule petition is the correct way to address this issue rather than the legislature. While... 

Arizona Attorney Disbarred for Theft of Client Funds

Sedona AZ (December 17, 2018) – Attorney Robert C. Billar of Yuma was disbarred for stealing his client’s money and failing to comply with the State Bar of Arizona’s investigation. He had been on interim suspension, preventing him from practicing law since March 13, 2018. The State Bar’s investigation was prompted by a charge from a client who requested an accounting for approximately $54,000... 

State Bar of Arizona Selects New CEO

The State Bar of Arizona’s Board of Governors selected Hon. Joel F. England, currently Chief Judge of the Yavapai-Apache Nation Tribal Court, to lead the organization. Sedona AZ (November 20, 2018) – The State Bar of Arizona’s Board of Governors has selected Hon. Joel F. England, currently Chief Judge of the Yavapai-Apache Nation Tribal Court, to lead the organization. He will replace John F.... 

Judicial Performance Review Survey Information Correction

Arizona Supreme Court Justice Clint Bolick Sedona AZ (September 25, 2018) – Incorrect survey numbers for Arizona Supreme Court Justice Clint Bolick were provided to the Office of the Secretary of State and published in the 2018 General Election Publicity Pamphlet mailed to voters earlier this week. The correct information from “attorney responses” for Justice Bolick is: Attorney Responses Legal... 

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... 

Former Tempe Judge Suspended After Felony Plea

Sedona AZ (July 26, 2018) – The Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Arizona Supreme Court has issued an order imposing interim suspension for Thomas J. Robinson. The disciplinary action is a result of criminal activity including a Class 3 Felony Aggravated Assault and a Domestic Violence Offense after pleading guilty to stabbing his wife. Robinson was sentenced to four months in jail and three... 

Mesa Attorney Disbarred After Murder Indictment

Sedona AZ (April 28, 2018) – A Mesa, Arizona litigation attorney has been disbarred after being indicted for second degree murder. On October 10, 2017, Tracy S. Morehouse was indicted on one felony count of second degree murder, two felony counts of endangerment, and one misdemeanor count of leaving the scene of an accident. The Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Arizona Supreme Court accepted... 
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