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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... 

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... 
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