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January 20, 2023

Bankruptcy Attorney Suspended for History of Misconduct

As part of a default judgment, a U.S. District Bankruptcy Court in Colorado recently suspended an attorney and his law firm from practicing law in that bankruptcy court for three years. According to the Opinion, the attorney exhibited gross misconduct, including “repeated dishonesty, fraud, deceit, and misrepresentations.” The attorney’s misconduct also extended to his clients, whom he encouraged to infect another attorney with COVID-19 or “some other highly infectious, nasty disease.” Ultimately, the court found that the attorney violated Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct rules 1.1 (Competence); 1.4 (Communication); 3.3 (Candor Toward the Tribunal); 4.1 (Truthfulness in Statements to Others), and 8.4 (Professional Conduct),all similar to the corresponding ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct. 

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