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In re Duhy

Supreme Court of Louisiana

November 21, 2014

IN RE: GREGORY S. DUHY

IN RE: Disciplinary Counsel; -- Other; Applying For Findings and Recommendations (Formal Charges) Office of Disciplinary Board, No. l3--DB--052;

Suspension imposed.

Bernette J. Johnson, Jeffrey P. Victory, Jeannette Theriot Knoll, John L. Weimer, Greg G. Guidry, Marcus R. Clark, Jefferson D. Hughes, III.

OPINION

[14-2052 La. 1] ATTORNEY DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS

Page 542

PER CURIAM

This disciplinary matter arises from formal charges filed by the Office of Disciplinary Counsel (" ODC" ) against respondent, Gregory S. Duhy, an attorney licensed to practice law in Louisiana.

PRIOR DISCIPLINARY HISTORY

Before we address the current charges, we find it helpful to review respondent's prior disciplinary history.[1]

June 1, 1992 - July 9, 1992

Failure to pay bar dues

September 30, 1994 - November 4, 1994

Failure to pay bar dues

September 6, 1995 - October 4, 1995

Failure to pay bar dues

October 1, 1996 - October 30, 1996

Failure to pay bar dues

September 2, 1997 - October 2, 1997

Failure to pay bar dues

September 4, 2001 - September 10, 2001

Failure to pay bar dues and

disciplinary assessment

September 4, 2003 - September 24, 2003

Failure to pay bar dues and

disciplinary assessment

September 11, 2006 - September 28, 2006

Failure to pay bar dues and

disciplinary assessment

October 8, 2007 - November 5, 2007

Failure to pay bar dues and

disciplinary assessment

September 29, 2007 - February 13, 2008

Failure to attend mandatory CLE

November 30, 2007 - February 15, 2008

Failure to file a trust account

registration statement

October 1, 2008 - October 13, 2008

Failure to pay bar dues and

disciplinary assessment

September 9, 2009 - October 15, 2009

Failure to pay bar dues and

disciplinary assessment

September 10, 2010 - September 30, 2010

Failure to file a trust account

registration statement

September 9, 2011 - September 27, 2011

Failure to pay bar dues and

disciplinary assessment;

failure to file a trust

account registration statement

September 19, 2012 - September 28, 2012

Failure to file a trust account

registration statement

September 19, 2012 - October 1, 2012

Failure to pay bar dues and

disciplinary assessment

Page 543

Respondent was admitted to the practice of law in Louisiana in 1982. Between 1990 and 1995, respondent was admonished by the disciplinary board on four occasions for failing to cooperate in disciplinary investigations. In February [14-2052 La. 2] 1993, respondent consented to be publicly reprimanded by the board for failing to appear pursuant to a subpoena or otherwise comply with a lawful demand for information. In March 1993, respondent was admonished for neglecting a legal matter and failing to return a client's file. In January 2002, respondent was admonished for neglecting a legal matter, making false statements to a client, and failing to timely file a client's appeal.

Against this backdrop, we now turn to a consideration of the misconduct at issue in ...


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