In re Thomas, 120618 INSC, 18S-DI-85
|Opinion Judge:||LORETTA H. RUSH, CHIEF JUSTICE|
|Party Name:||In the Matter of: Jared Michel Thomas, Respondent|
|Case Date:||December 06, 2018|
|Court:||Supreme Court of Indiana|
LORETTA H. RUSH, CHIEF JUSTICE
Published Order Approving Statement of Circumstances and Conditional Agreement for Discipline
Pursuant to Indiana Admission and Discipline Rule 23(12.1)(b), the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission and Respondent have submitted for approval a "Statement of Circumstances and Conditional Agreement for Discipline" stipulating agreed facts and proposed discipline as summarized below.
Stipulated Facts: In 2011 and 2012, a home owned by "Siblings" was the target of repeated acts of vandalism, culminating in an act of arson that destroyed the home. Siblings contacted Respondent and another attorney for representation concerning the homestead and the mortgagee's failure to pay for repairs. Two meetings occurred between Siblings, the other attorney, and Respondent, the first in December 2012 and the second in February 2013. In the ensuing three-plus years, Respondent and the other attorney had little communication with Siblings and did virtually no work on their case. In August 2016, Respondent withdrew from the representation due...
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