Saturday, December 10, 2016

State Supremes Yank Attorney's Law License Over His Failure To Create An Appropriate Trust Account To Deposit Into & Hold Clients' Advance Fees Until Earned; He Deposited Said Client Cash Into His Personal Checking Account Instead

In Lincoln, Nebraska, the Omaha World-Herald reports:
  • The Nebraska Supreme Court disbarred an Omaha attorney [] after he mishandled a client’s advance fees.

    Douglas R. Lederer voluntarily surrendered his license in early October.

    Lederer, who started practicing law in 2005, admitted that he violated his oath of office by depositing clients’ advance fees into his personal checking account before earning them.
Source: Omaha attorney disbarred for mishandling client's fees.

For the Order of Disbarment, see State ex rel. Counsel for Dis. v. Lederer, 295 Neb. 129 (Neb. November 18, 2016).

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