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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court disbars Goshen attorney, the second attorney disbarred this week

In In the Matter of: Joseph C. Lehman, a 3-page, 5-0, per curiam attorney disciplinary action, the Court writes:

We find that Respondent, Joseph Lehman, engaged in conduct in contempt of this Court by repeatedly engaging in the practice of law while suspended. For his contempt, we conclude that Respondent should be disbarred. * * *

Respondent’s repeated contemptuous acts over the years have resulted in fines, imprisonment, and the suspension of his law license. None of the sanctions previously imposed has deterred Respondent from continuing to engage in the practice of law in defiance of his suspension order, and Respondent’s repeated violations of that order have exposed the public to the danger of misconduct by an attorney who has yet to prove his remorse, rehabilitation, and fitness to practice law through the reinstatement process. Under these circumstances, the Court concludes that disbarment is warranted.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on July 21, 2016 11:04 AM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions