Monday, July 20, 2015
Ind Decisions - Supreme Court posts one disciplinary opinion, filed July 17
From In the Matter of Ayoade ADEWOPO, a 2-page order:
On or about March 7, 2011, Respondent and his now ex-wife had a confrontation at the conclusion of a therapy appointment for their minor child. Respondent was convicted after a bench trial of Domestic Battery, a Class A misdemeanor, on May 26, 2011. Respondent failed to report his conviction within 10 days to the Commission. Respondent’s conviction was affirmed by the Court of Appeals. Adewopo v. State, No. 41A05-1107-CR-380 (Ind. Ct. App. Feb. 13, 2012). The parties point to facts recited in that opinion indicating that Respondent pulled or pushed his now ex-wife to the ground, knocked her to the ground a second time, and then kicked her while she was on the ground. * * *
Discipline: The parties propose the appropriate discipline is a suspension of 60 days with automatic reinstatement. The Court, having considered the submissions of the parties, now approves the agreed discipline.
For Respondent’s professional misconduct, the Court suspends Respondent from the practice of law for a period of 60 days, beginning August 27, 2015.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on July 20, 2015 12:38 PM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions