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Saturday, June 14, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court issues 3 year suspension

The Supreme Court's ruling In the Matter of Douglas W. Patterson (see ILB summary from Friday) is the subject of a story today in the Evansville Courier & Press, reported by Kate Braser. The story begins:

An Evansville attorney has been suspended from practicing law for at least three years, stemming from an incident nearly eight years ago when he was accused of writing himself checks from a client's trust account.

That order came from the Indiana Supreme Court on Friday as a result of an earlier decision by the court's Disciplinary Commission.

"We find that respondent, Douglas W. Patterson, engaged in attorney misconduct by his conversion of client funds, deceit in concealing his misconduct, and dishonesty with the Disciplinary Commission," state Supreme Court justices wrote.

Patterson was admitted to the Indiana State Bar in 1989, and is known for his work on bankruptcy cases.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on June 14, 2008 11:00 AM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions