District: disciplined and disbarred attorneys Jan. 1 to May 10, 2014

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Douglas R Arntsen
  1. Date of Action: February 27, 2014
    Type of action: Court action
    Summary of Action: Disbarment (effective immediately)
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Gilbert Baber
  1. Date of Action: March 25, 2014
    Type of action: Court action
    Summary of Action: Baber was suspended on an interim basis pursuant to D.C. Bar R. XI, § 9(g), pending final action on the Board on Professional Responsibility’s December 30, 2013, recommendation of a three years suspension with fitness and restitution as a condition of reinstatement.

Andre Barber
  1. Date of Action: March 13, 2014
    Type of action: Court action
    Summary of Action: Barber was suspended on an interim basis pursuant to D.C. Bar R. XI, § 9(g), pending final action on the Board on Professional Responsibility’s December 31, 2013, recommendation of disbarment.

Sheron Andrea Barton
  1. Date of Action: March 6, 2014
    Type of action: Court action
    Summary of Action: Suspended for 1 year, nunc pro tunc to January 8, 2014. Reinstatement is subject to the conditions imposed by the United States District Court for the District of Maryland and contingent upon fitness.
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Stephanie Y Bradley
  1. Date of Action: February 6, 2014
    Type of action: Court action
    Summary of Action: Consent Disbarment (effective immediately)
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  2. Date of Action: January 17, 2014
    Type of action: BPR report
    Summary of Action: Not yet available.
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Vicki Carol Bryant
  1. Date of Action: January 3, 2014
    Type of action: Informal Admonition
    Summary of Action: Rules 1.4(a) and 1.4(b)
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Mira Sugarman Burghardt
  1. Date of Action: February 20, 2014
    Type of action: Court action
    Summary of Action: One year and one day suspension w/fitness, nunc pro tun to December 6, 2013 (Recip.–identical) (effective immediately)
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Dennis K Burke
  1. Date of Action: April 11, 2014
    Type of action: Action from other jurisdiction
    Summary of Action: On April 11, 2014, the Supreme Court of the State of Arizona reprimanded Burke by consent. Burke agreed that his conduct violated Arizona Rules 1.6 (Confidentiality of Information) and 8.4(c) (dishonesty).
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Sandy Chang
  1. Date of Action: January 23, 2014
    Type of action: Court action
    Summary of Action: Chang received a two-year suspension with fitness (Recip.-non-identical) (effective immediately).
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Vivien J Cockburn
  1. Date of Action: March 13, 2014
    Type of action: Informal Admonition
    Summary of Action: Rules 3.8(e) and 8.4(d)
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Kyle M Courtnall
  1. Date of Action: May 1, 2014
    Type of action: Court action
    Summary of Action: 15 month suspension (Recip. – identical) (effective immediately)
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  2. Date of Action: February 12, 2014
    Type of action: Court action
    Summary of Action: Courtnall was suspended on an interim basis based upon discipline imposed in Virginia.

Jin-Ho Cynn
  1. Date of Action: April 14, 2014
    Type of action: Court action
    Summary of Action: Cynn was suspended on an interim basis based upon discipline imposed in the Circuit Court of the County of Fairfax, Virginia.

Brian R Dinning
  1. Date of Action: February 20, 2014
    Type of action: Court action
    Summary of Action: Disbarment (Recip.–functionally identical) (effective immediately)
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Larry J Feldman
  1. Date of Action: February 12, 2014
    Type of action: Court action
    Summary of Action: Feldman was suspended on an interim basis based upon discipline imposed in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.

Lorenzo C Fitzgerald
  1. Date of Action: March 25, 2014
    Type of action: Court action
    Summary of Action: Fitzgerald was suspended on an interim basis pursuant to D.C. Bar R. XI, § 9(g), pending final action on the Board on Professional Responsibility’s December 31, 2013, recommendation of a one year suspension with fitness.

Stanley K Foshee
  1. Date of Action: April 3, 2014
    Type of action: Court action
    Summary of Action: The petitioner’s petition for reinstatement is granted.
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Ellis S Frison
  1. Date of Action: April 24, 2014
    Type of action: Court action
    Summary of Action: Disbarment and as a condition of reinstatement, Respondent must prove that he has fully paid the $11,000 ACAB arbitration award rendered in one client’s favor, plus interest at the legal rate on that amount as of August 3, 2009 (effective immediately)
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Darrell N Fuller
  1. Date of Action: April 25, 2014
    Type of action: BPR report
    Summary of Action: Not yet available.
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Benito A Garza
  1. Date of Action: February 20, 2014
    Type of action: Court action
    Summary of Action: Consent Disbarment (effective immediately)
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  2. Date of Action: February 5, 2014
    Type of action: BPR report
    Summary of Action: Not yet available.
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George J Geesing
  1. Date of Action: May 1, 2014
    Type of action: Court action
    Summary of Action: 90 day suspension, nunc pro tunc to January 2, 2014 (Recip. – identical) (effective immediately)
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  2. Date of Action: February 12, 2014
    Type of action: Court action
    Summary of Action: Geesing was suspended on an interim basis based upon discipline imposed in Maryland.

Sherryl V R S Goffer
  1. Date of Action: February 3, 2014
    Type of action: Court action
    Summary of Action: Goffer was suspended on an interim basis based upon discipline imposed in Alabama.

Maria I Gonzalez
  1. Date of Action: January 30, 2014
    Type of action: Court action
    Summary of Action: Petition for reinstatement granted.
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Lowell J Gordon
  1. Date of Action: January 24, 2014
    Type of action: Action from other jurisdiction
    Summary of Action: Not yet available.
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Michelle Hamilton Davy
  1. Date of Action: February 3, 2014
    Type of action: Court action
    Summary of Action: Davy was suspended on an interim basis based upon discipline imposed in Maryland.

Daryl J Hudson
  1. Date of Action: April 24, 2014
    Type of action: Court action
    Summary of Action: Disbarment (effective immediately)
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Charles P Ingenito
  1. Date of Action: February 20, 2014
    Type of action: Court action
    Summary of Action: Disbarment, nunc pro tun to January 7, 2014 (Recip.–identical) (effective immediately)
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Steven B Kelber
  1. Date of Action: May 1, 2014
    Type of action: Court action
    Summary of Action: 60 day suspension, stayed in favor of a one-year period of unsupervised probation and said probation is conditioned upon Respondent not being the subject of a disciplinary complaint that results in a finding that he violated a disciplinary rules of any jurisdiction in which he is licensed. In the event that Respondent does not successfully complete probation, Respondent shall be suspended for sixty days and required to demonstrate fitness to practice law as a condition to reinstatement.
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Lee E Landau
  1. Date of Action: April 3, 2014
    Type of action: Court action
    Summary of Action: Landau was suspended on an interim basis based upon discipline imposed in the court of Appeals of Maryland.

Ronald M Levin
  1. Date of Action: April 3, 2014
    Type of action: Court action
    Summary of Action: Levin was suspended on an interim basis based upon discipline imposed in the court of Appeals of Maryland.

David H Loomis
  1. Date of Action: January 9, 2014
    Type of action: Court action
    Summary of Action: Disbarment (Recip.–substantially different) (effective immediately)
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Charles Malalah
  1. Date of Action: March 25, 2014
    Type of action: Court action
    Summary of Action: Malalah was suspended on an interim basis pursuant to D.C. Bar R. XI, § 9(g), pending final action on the Board on Professional Responsibility’s December 31, 2013, recommendation of disbarment.

Michael J Mason
  1. Date of Action: April 17, 2014
    Type of action: Court action
    Summary of Action: Reinstatement Revoked and Disbarment Reinstated
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Lily Mazahery
  1. Date of Action: February 20, 2014
    Type of action: Court action
    Summary of Action: Consent Disbarment (effective immediately)
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Karen J Miller
  1. Date of Action: February 6, 2014
    Type of action: Court action
    Summary of Action: Consent Disbarment (effective immediately)
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  2. Date of Action: January 17, 2014
    Type of action: BPR report
    Summary of Action: Not yet available.
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Rodney C Mitchell
  1. Date of Action: March 14, 2014
    Type of action: Informal Admonition
    Summary of Action: Rules 1.15(a), 1.15(c) and 1.16(d)
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Keith T Murphy
  1. Date of Action: April 14, 2014
    Type of action: Court action
    Summary of Action: Murphy was suspended on an interim basis based upon discipline imposed by the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board.

Harvey Malcolm Nusbaum
  1. Date of Action: May 1, 2014
    Type of action: Court action
    Summary of Action: Disbarment (Recip. – identical) (effective immediately)
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Joseph J O’Hara
  1. Date of Action: February 26, 2014
    Type of action: BPR report
    Summary of Action: Not yet available.
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William N Rogers
  1. Date of Action: March 25, 2014
    Type of action: Court action
    Summary of Action: Rogers was suspended on an interim basis pursuant to D.C. Bar R. XI, § 9(g), pending final action on the Board on Professional Responsibility’s December 31, 2013, recommendation of a 90 day suspension with fitness.

Michael A Romansky
  1. Date of Action: March 13, 2014
    Type of action: Informal Admonition
    Summary of Action: DCCA Rule XI, Section 10
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James W Rudasill
  1. Date of Action: March 13, 2014
    Type of action: Informal Admonition
    Summary of Action: Rules 1.5(b) and 1.16(d)
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Mark K Seifert
  1. Date of Action: April 3, 2014
    Type of action: Court action
    Summary of Action: Seifert was suspended on an interim basis based upon discipline imposed in the Superior Court, for Wake County, North Carolina.

Robert L Shields
  1. Date of Action: April 14, 2014
    Type of action: Court action
    Summary of Action: Shields was suspended on an interim basis based upon discipline imposed in the Court of Appeals of Maryland.

Elvin Sloan
  1. Date of Action: January 7, 2014
    Type of action: Informal Admonition
    Summary of Action: Rules 1.1(a) and (b); 1.4(a) and (b), 1.16(a)(3), 1.16(d) and 5.3(b)
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David A Vesel
  1. Date of Action: February 12, 2014
    Type of action: Court action
    Summary of Action: Vesel was suspended on an interim basis based upon discipline imposed in North Carolina.

Douglas P Wachholz
  1. Date of Action: April 17, 2014
    Type of action: Court action
    Summary of Action: Consent Disbarment
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  2. Date of Action: March 21, 2014
    Type of action: BPR report
    Summary of Action: Not yet available.
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Jeffrey R Williams
  1. Date of Action: April 17, 2014
    Type of action: Court action
    Summary of Action: Consent Disbarment, nunc pro tunc to December 3, 2012
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  2. Date of Action: March 21, 2014
    Type of action: BPR report
    Summary of Action: Not yet available.
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Michael Craig Worsham
  1. Date of Action: April 3, 2014
    Type of action: Court action
    Summary of Action: Worsham was suspended on an interim basis based upon discipline imposed in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.
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