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Monday, January 11, 2016

Ind. Courts - Indianapolis lawyer suspended for his advertisements

From In the Matter of Brent Welke, a 2-page Supreme Court order filed Jan. 7th:

Respondent’s advertisements on his website and in the Yellow Pages included the following statements concerning debtor bankruptcy: (1) “Screwing Banks Since 1992”; (2) “Keep your property”; (3) “Stop wage garnishments”; (4) “Stop home foreclosure”; and (5) “Stop vehicle repossession.” * * *

The parties agree that Respondent violated Indiana Professional Conduct Rule 7.1, which prohibits making a false or misleading communication about the lawyer or the lawyer’s services, including a communication that contains a material misrepresentation of fact or law or omits a fact necessary to make the statement considered as a whole not materially misleading. * * *

For Respondent’s professional misconduct, the Court suspends Respondent from the practice of law for a period of 30 days, beginning February 18, 2016.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 11, 2016 01:15 PM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions