Saturday, March 11, 2017

Another Attorney Gets Stripped Of Law License Over Alleged Misappropriation Of Over $65K In Client Funds

In Metairie, Louisiana, the Louisiana Record reports:
  • The Louisiana Supreme Court ruled on Feb. 3 to disbar attorney Quenton I. White from the practice of law for alleged misappropriation of client funds and other violations.

    The order was decreed after approval of a petition filed by the Louisiana State Bar Office of Disciplinary Counsel.

    The ruling stemmed from misconduct charges brought against White in Tennessee, where he was also licensed to practice. According to Tennessee court documents, [... t]he collection of charges and violations stemmed from the mishandling [of funds] of five separate clients of which the attorney was ordered to pay restitution in the amounts of $16,666.67 and $50,000.(1)
For the story, see Attorney disbarred in Louisiana, Tennessee for misappropriating funds.
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(1) The Tennessee Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection was established by the state Supreme Court to at least partially reimburse claimants for losses caused by dishonest conduct committed by lawyers duly licensed to practice in Tennessee.

In Louisiana, The Client Assistance Fund of the Louisiana State Bar Association was created to compensate clients who lose money due to the dishonest conduct by a lawyer licensed in the state. The Fund can reimburse clients up to $25,000 for thefts by a lawyer. It covers money or property lost because a lawyer was dishonest (not because the lawyer acted incompetently or failed to take certain action).

For similar "attorney ripoff reimbursement funds" that sometimes help cover the financial mess created by the dishonest conduct of lawyers licensed in other states and Canada, see:
Maps available courtesy of The National Client Protection Organization, Inc.

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