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Thursday, December 09, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Another attorney disciplined

The ruling, In the Matter of Hiroaki Nishikawara, dated Dec. 3, 2010, was posted on the Court's website yesterday. It was picked up this morning by Law.Com, under the heading "Barnes & Thornburg attorney disciplined for hiring prostitute." Leigh Jones writes:

The Indiana Supreme Court has publicly reprimanded a Barnes & Thornburg attorney for patronizing a prostitute in February.

Hiroaki Nishikawara, of counsel in the law firm's Indianapolis office, received the reprimand after the court approved an agreement between him and the state's attorney disciplinary commission. Nishikawara entered into a plea agreement for committing a class A misdemeanor. The agreement required him to perform six hours of community service and attend an impact panel proceeding. The court noted that he had completed the requirements and had no prior criminal history. * * *

Nishikawara, who graduated from Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis in 2004, began working at the firm in its summer associate program in 2003. His practice focuses on labor and employment law.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on December 9, 2010 09:32 AM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions