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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... 

Late Fee Waivers Offered to Arizona Lawyers Affected by Government Shutdown

Sedona AZ (January 15, 2019) – In an effort to help attorneys who have been affected by the government shutdown, the State Bar of Arizona will waive the late charges on their annual fees. Attorney membership fees are due every year on February 1, which could coincide with the indefinite shutdown. While we anticipate the Bar’s late fee waiver will help members who are furloughed, a challenge... 

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.... 

Attorney Edward Maldonado Suspended for Sexual Misconduct

Sedona AZ (October 30, 2018) – Phoenix attorney Edward Maldonado has been suspended for eighteen months for engaging in inappropriate conduct toward a fellow board member and law student. The Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Arizona Supreme Court accepted an agreement for discipline by consent between Maldonado and the State Bar of Arizona that resulted in the eighteen-month suspension. Maldonado... 

Arizona Attorney Disbarment Stems from Criminal Activity

Sedona AZ (October 25, 2018) – The Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Arizona Supreme Court has issued an order accepting a consent to disbarment for suspended member Craighton T. Boates of New River, AZ. The disciplinary action results from criminal activity. Boates entered a guilty plea of Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud, a Class D Felony for defrauding the Small Business Administration. Boates... 

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... 

Prescott Attorney Elected to Serve on State Bar Board

Sedona AZ (May 29, 2018) – Members of the State Bar of Arizona in Yavapai County have elected Sharon Marie Flack to serve as their representative on the Bar’s Board of Governors. Flack is with the law firm of Musgrove, Drutz, Kack & Flack PC in Prescott. She will serve a one-year term when in June 2019 the entire 30-member Board resets. Ms. Flack has been involved with several local, non-profit,... 

Arizona State Bar Launches Find-a-Lawyer Website

Sedona AZ (May 1, 2018) – Consumers across Arizona will have a new way to find lawyers that is easy and free. Beginning May 1, 2018, at 8:00 a.m., the State Bar of Arizona’s new and improved Find-a-Lawyer website will allow consumers to post their legal needs online and get connected with a lawyer who is ready to help. A first of its kind, the Find-a-Lawyer website will allow consumers to be in... 
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