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Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Ind. Courts - "Disbarred Goshen attorney files appeal"

Adding to a long list of ILB posts on Joseph Lehman (including "Goshen lawyer suspended from practicing law to run for Elkhart Circuit Court judge" from Feb. 5, 2016), Sherry Van Arsdall reports today in the Goshen News:

A Goshen attorney has filed an appeal after being disbarred by Chief Judge Philip P. Simon of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.

The disbarment was imposed on Joseph Lehman for his contempt of court by practicing law on multiple occasions while under previous disciplinary suspensions in a ruling Aug. 4. * * *

Lehman was disbarred by the Indiana Supreme Court in February 2014 for five counts of misconduct and would have to undergo a reinstatement process outlined by the court and pay the $7,760 cost of his disciplinary hearing, in order to be readmitted to the bar, according to that ruling.

Then in 2015 Lehman was charged and convicted of three counts of practicing law by a non attorney, Class B misdemeanors. Judge David Bonfiglio sentenced Lehman to 180 days in the Elkhart County jail with 180 days suspended and one year reporting probation for those convictions. Lehman was fined $200 plus ordered to pay $183 in court costs and restitution in that case in the amount of $50.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on October 4, 2016 01:30 PM
Posted to Indiana Courts