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Monday, May 02, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on: Lawyer suspended in 2008 sentenced to nine years in prison for stealing from the trust fund accounts of 23 clients

This Feb. 4, 2011 ILB entry quotes a story about Mr. Patterson's sentencing.

Today this Supreme Court order, dated April 28, 2011, has been posted. From the order:

The Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission, pursuant to Indiana Admission and Discipline Rule 23(11.1)(a), files a "Notice of Guilty Finding and Request for Suspension," asking that Respondent be suspended from the practice of law in this State, pending further order of this Court or final resolution of any resulting disciplinary action, due to Respondent being found guilty of a crime punishable as a felony.

The Court, being duly advised and upon careful consideration of all materials submitted, now finds that Respondent has been found guilty of Theft, all class D felonies. Respondent is already subject to a suspension order entered in Cause No. 82S00-0402-DI-90.

IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Respondent is suspended pendente lite from the practice of law in this State, effective immediately. Respondent is ordered to fulfill the continuing duties of a suspended attorney under Admission and Discipline Rule 23(26). The suspension shall continue until further order of this Court or final resolution of any resulting disciplinary action, provided no other suspension is in effect.

Here is a list of a number of earlier ILB entries containing the phrase "Douglas Patterson."

Posted by Marcia Oddi on May 2, 2011 01:02 PM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions