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Monday, June 08, 2015

Ind. Decisions - Logansport attorney who pleaded guilty to domestic battery receives public reprimand

See In Re James T. Knight, a one-page, 5-0 order filed June 5th.

The Indianapolis Star had an item Sunday in "Behind Closed Doors" on another disciplinary action, filed May 29th: In re DeJuan L. Bouvean:

Indianapolis has one less practicing attorney.

The Indiana Supreme Court on May 29 suspended Indianapolis attorney

from the practice of law. He was suspended for not cooperating with the court’s Disciplinary Commission in its investigation of a grievance against him.

Bouvean, 43, is a defense attorney with an interesting legal history.

In 2009, the Indianapolis Housing Agency filed a probable cause affidavit against Bouvean with the Marion County prosecutor’s office alleging that Bouvean illegally lived in and practiced law out of a Section 8 federally subsidized home on Indianapolis’ Eastside. Only Bouvean’s grandmother was allowed to live in the twobedroom house, according to the affidavit.

The prosecutor never took up that case against Bouvean, whose law license dates to 2000.

Law clients might know Bouvean by any of the seven other names that federal housing investigators found he used.

The Indianapolis Star also was unable to track Bouvean down for comment.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on June 8, 2015 12:34 PM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions