These lawyers were the subject of Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary orders or Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board recommendations that were made public during the month of July 2018.
Louisiana Supreme Court
- Trisha A. Ward. The court reinstated the respondent, subject to a probationary period of five years. The respondent previously pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of stalking and violating a protective order. The court conditioned the respondent’s reinstatement on continued medical treatment and the appointment of a practice monitor to supervise her client trust account.
Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board
- Linda Louise Stadler. The board recommended that the court suspend the respondent for six-months, fully deferred and subject to a two-year probationary period. The respondent had, on at least two occasions, pleaded guilty to DWI charges.
- Bradley O. Hicks. The board recommended that the court suspend the respondent for two years. The respondent failed to respond to requests to transfer a client’s file materials, failed to discuss discovery with a client, failed to communicate with a client, and failed to return unearned fees.
- Timmy James Fontenot. The board recommended that the court permanently disbar the respondent. The respondent forged a client’s endorsement on a settlement check, deposited settlement funds into his own account, and converted client funds.
- Salvador R. Perricone. The board recommended that the court disbar the respondent. The respondent posted anonymous online comments about criminal actions that he was handling as a prosecutor for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
- Errol John Ware.The board recommended that the court permanently disbar the respondent. The respondent failed to communicate with a client, failed to diligently represent a client, signed and filed false documents into the record, kept unearned fees, and failed to cooperate with the ODC.
LADB Hearing Committees
- Laura J. Johnson. Hearing Committee #18 recommended that the court disbar the respondent. The respondent fabricated a false receipt for restitution. The respondent also had a lengthy history of past disciplinary offenses.
- Jennifer E. Gaubert. Hearing Committee #54 recommended that the court suspend the respondent for six months. The respondent was convicted of simple battery and criminal mischief. The respondent’s crimes involved misrepresentation to law enforcement and violence.
- David Patrick Keating. Hearing Committee #31 recommended that the formal charges filed against the respondent be dismissed. The committee found that the respondent did not convert attorney’s fees as alleged by the ODC.