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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... 

Chambers Appointed to Serve as Gila County Judge

Sedona AZ (July 17, 2015) – Changes in State Bar of Arizona leadership are on the horizon as president Bryan Chambers has been appointed to serve the remainder of Judge Peter Cahill’s term as Gila County Superior Court Judge. Bryan Chambers, who was recently sworn in on June 26 as the Bar’s 83rd Board of Governors president, will leave his position to serve as Gila County Superior Court Judge... 

Arizona Attorneys Suspended from Law Practices

Sedona AZ (June 22, 2014) – Phoenix Attorney Robert F. Hughes was suspended from the practice of law for violating the Rules of Professional Conduct. The Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Arizona Supreme Court ordered that Hughes be suspended for six months and one day. Hughes entered into a Diversion Agreement with the State Bar of Arizona in April 2012. After failing to comply with the terms... 

Phoenix Lawyer Andrich Suspended

Sedona AZ (March 26, 2014) –The Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Arizona Supreme Court issued an order placing Devin Andrich on interim suspension. The State Bar of Arizona alleges that Andrich misappropriated client funds in multiple cases. He has refused to account for approximately $135,000 in client funds, which were to be held in trust. In an effort to prevent immediate and substantial harm... 

Lawyers Prepare Wills for Prescott Area First Responders

Sedona AZ (November 13, 2013) – Lawyers from across Arizona will prepare wills for first responders at the Wills for Heroes event this Saturday, November 16, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Residence Inn by Marriott, 3599 Lee Circle, Prescott. The Wills for Heroes volunteer program, jointly sponsored by the State Bar of Arizona and the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education,... 

Phoenix Attorney Disbarred for Stealing Client Funds

Sedona AZ (October 17, 2013) – The Arizona Supreme Court issued an order disbarring attorney Daniel T. McCarthy of Phoenix, Arizona. The three-member hearing panel led by the Disciplinary Judge (PDJ) of the Arizona Supreme Court ordered that Daniel T. McCarthy be disbarred from the practice of law, effective October 8, 2013. In count one, McCarthy was found to have kept over $12,000 in bodily... 

Phoenix Attorney Takes Money and is Disbarred

Phoenix AZ (July 5, 2013) – The Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Arizona Supreme Court issued an order disbarring Raya Tahan of Phoenix, Arizona, on April 9, 2013. During the State Bar of Arizona’s investigation, Tahan was found to have failed to abide by three clients’ decisions concerning the objectives of the representation. She also failed to reasonably communicate with her clients... 

State Bar Seeks Non-Attorneys for Committee

Sedona AZ (June 28, 2013) – The State Bar of Arizona is accepting applications for two non-attorney vacancies on the Arizona Supreme Court’s Committee on Character and Fitness, which is responsible for the investigation and recommendation of applicants for admission to the practice of law in Arizona. Applicants must have the time, skill and patience to review confidential detailed reports of background... 
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