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A SAMPLE OF TRIALS HANDLED BY DAVID ALLEN

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ETHICS CASES FOR LAWYERS AND JUDGES

 


Ethics Cases for Lawyers and Judges

In Re U, Washington State Bar Association Disciplinary Hearing, 2007:  Attorney charged with several ethical violations as a result of her allegedly failing to communicate with criminal defendant charged with drug conspiracy charges and also her failure to inform him of his rights at the time he pled guilty.  The hearing officer ruled in favor of the attorney, recommending dismissal and also wrote that he believed the ethical charge was frivolous.  In 2008, the Washington State Bar Association Disciplinary Board affirmed the hearing officer’s decision dismissing the charges.  Subsequently, the Washington State Bar Association agreed to pay the attorney’s legal fees and litigation costs.  This was the first and only time that the Washington State Bar Association has ever paid legal fees and litigation costs to an attorney who had to defend an ethics charge.

In Re Honorable M.O., Judicial Conduct Commission, May 2006:  Judicial Conduct Commission sought removal of judge who had several alleged ethical violations and a prior censure.  After hearing, commission permitted her to remain on the bench following a 30 day suspension.

In Re K.U., Washington State Bar Association Disciplinary Hearing, December 2006:  attorney charged with ethical violations as a result of an alleged improper communication with judge.  Hearing officer recommended a six month suspension.  On appeal, the disciplinary board ruled that attorney did not commit any ethical violations and dismissed case.

In Re W.F., Washington State Bar Association Disciplinary Hearing, 2004:  attorney charged with several ethical violations as a result of failing to provide competent representation to an immigration client.  Both the hearing office and disciplinary board ruled in favor of the lawyer and case was dismissed.

In Re Hayne,  Washington State Bar Association Disciplinary Hearing, December 1999.  Attorney alleged to have violated ethics rules by failing to disclose DUI client’s criminal record at probation hearing.  Several years later the DUI client struck and killed a pedestrian and a great deal of publicity ensued, which resulted in the action against attorney.  Following a hearing, the complaint was dismissed by hearing examiner as unfounded, and disciplinary board concurred.




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