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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... 

Scottsdale Attorney Rachel Yosha Suspended

Sedona AZ (March 26, 2018) – Scottsdale attorney Rachel L. Yosha has been suspended for ninety days after threatening to file criminal charges against her client to leverage payment for outstanding legal fees. Yosha was hired by her client to represent her in a limited scope case. Her client wanted to get custody of her daughter who was taken from her care by the child’s father more than a... 

Yuma Attorney Held in Contempt

Sedona AZ (March 14, 2018) –  Attorney Robert C. Billar of Yuma has been found to be in contempt and has been placed on interim suspension. The State Bar alleged that Billar failed to comply with the subpoena issued for his deposition and to produce financial records. He did not file an objection with the Disciplinary Clerk. The Presiding Disciplinary Judge ordered him to appear on March 13,... 

Felony Domestic Violence Leads to AZ Attorney Suspension

Sedona AZ (December 28, 2017) – Attorney Thomas A. Germuska of Phoenix has been suspended for one year for violating the Rules of Professional Conduct. He was placed on interim suspension on June 13, 2017. The Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Arizona Supreme Court accepted an agreement for discipline by consent between Germuska and the State Bar of Arizona that resulted in a one-year suspension. On... 

Public Comment on Performance of Justices and Judges Sought

Sedona AZ (August 25, 2017) – The Arizona Commission on Judicial Performance Review will hold a public hearing on September 8, 2017, in Phoenix to take comments about the judges on the 2018 retention election ballot. The one-hour public hearing will begin at 10:30 a.m. in Room 345 of the State Courts Building, 1501 West Washington Street. Established in 1992 by a constitutional amendment passed... 

Arizona State Bar Seeks Public Board Member

Sedona AZ (July 10, 2017) – The State Bar of Arizona’s Board of Governors is accepting applications from non-lawyers to fill one seat on its Board. Because the Board already has representatives from Maricopa County, applicants must be from a different Arizona county. The application deadline is Friday, August 25, 2017. Participation of public members is essential to the State Bar’s mission of... 

Nominees for Arizona Court of Appeals Announced

Sedona AZ (February 22, 2017) – The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments has recommended five nominees to Arizona Governor Doug Ducey for two openings on Division One of the Arizona Court of Appeals. The nominees for the openings created by the retirement of Judge Patricia A. Orozco and the appointment of Judge Andrew W. Gould to the Arizona Supreme Court are: ·      Jennifer B. Campbell,... 

Public Comments Sought on Arizona Supreme Court Applicants

Sedona AZ (August 9, 2016) – The public is asked for comments on eleven applicants for two new positions on the Arizona Supreme Court. The applicants are: · Kent E. Cattani, an Arizona Court of Appeals Judge – Division I · Pamela S. Frasher Gates, a Maricopa County Superior Court Judge · Thomas A. Gilson of Beus Gilbert, PLLC · Andrew W. Gould, an Arizona Court of Appeals Judge – Division... 

Arizona Attorney Michael R. Golder Disbarred

Sedona AZ (July 27, 2016) – Attorney Michael R. Golder of Tempe, Arizona, was disbarred from the State Bar of Arizona after admitting to allegations of misconduct. On July 7, 2016, a Supreme Court Hearing Panel heard oral arguments where the State Bar of Arizona requested disbarment for Golder. He had failed to participate in a court-ordered settlement conference and failed to appear for a prehearing... 

Arizona Supreme Court Applications Being Accepted

Sedona AZ (July 1, 2016) – Applications are being accepted for two new positions on the Arizona Supreme Court. The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments will review applications, interview selected applicants, and recommend at least three nominees for each position to Governor Doug Ducey. A copy of the application form can be downloaded at the Judicial Department web site: www.azcourts.gov/jnc.... 
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