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Friday, December 27, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on: "22 years later, suspended Indiana attorney gains reinstatement"

Updating yesterday's ILB post re the Supreme Court's Dec. 19th disciplinary opinion in In the Matter of William Drozda, today Dan Carden of the NWI Times has a story headed "Former Gary legislator gets law license back." Some quotes:

The 1995 Supreme Court order suspending Drozda for not less than three years awarded credit time dating back to his initial 1991 suspension, meaning Drozda could immediately have sought reinstatement nearly two decades ago.

However, court records indicate he filed for reinstatement Sept. 13. Attempts to reach Drozda to find out why he waited so long were unsuccessful.

Drozda became a lawyer in 1977. He represented Gary in the Indiana House from 1976 to 1982 and later worked as a Gary code enforcement prosecutor prior to entering private practice.

ILB: Actually the docket shows Mr. Drozda did apply for reinstatement in 1996, and the application was denied by the Supreme Court in 2002. He filed again for reinstatement on Sept. 13, 2012.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on December 27, 2013 01:23 PM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions