STATE OF OKLAHOMA EX REL. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. Thompson, SCBD No. 4506.

CourtSupreme Court of Oklahoma
Citation996 P.2d 938,2000 OK 16
Decision Date07 March 2000
PartiesSTATE of Oklahoma ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION, Complainant, v. Michael H. THOMPSON, Respondent
Docket NumberSCBD No. 4506.

996 P.2d 938
2000 OK 16

2000 OK 16

STATE of Oklahoma ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION, Complainant,
v.
Michael H. THOMPSON, Respondent

SCBD No. 4506.

Supreme Court of Oklahoma.

March 7, 2000.


Loraine Dillinder Farabow, Assistant General Counsel, Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma City, OK, for Complainant.

Irvin R. Box, Oklahoma City, OK, Attorney for Respondent.

¶ 0 RULE 8 APPLICATION

APPLICATION APPROVED. RESPONDENT'S NAME STRICKEN FROM THE ROLL OF ATTORNEYS.

WATT, J.:

¶ 1 Upon the filing of a complaint with the Oklahoma Supreme Court, Respondent, Michael H. Thompson, has tendered his resignation from membership in the Oklahoma Bar Association pending disciplinary proceedings. The Bar has filed an application for approval of Respondent's resignation. Upon consideration of this matter, we find:

1. Respondent executed his resignation on January 18, 2000.
2. Respondent's resignation was freely and voluntarily tendered; he was not subject to coercion or duress; he was fully aware of the consequences of submitting his resignation. Rule 8.1, Rules Governing Disciplinary Proceedings, 5 O.S. 1991, ch. 1, app. 1-A (Supp.1997).
3. Respondent was aware of a complaint filed with the Office of Chief Justice by the Office of the General Counsel on December 9, 1999, which involved two counts of professional misconduct. Count I was based on a multicount Information, CF-99-4606, which was filed on August 19, 1999, in Oklahoma County District Court against respondent and alleges the following:
COUNT 1. On June 22, 1998, respondent received a check from Summit Risk Services for $1,175 as payment of legal defense benefits for services respondent claimed to have provided to Summit's insured. This count states the services claimed were not provided and the claim was knowingly false and fraudulent.
COUNT 2. On June 25, 1998, respondent received a check from Summit Risk Services for $1,125 as payment of legal defense benefits for services respondent claimed to have provided to Summit's insured. This count states the services claimed were not provided and the claim was knowingly false and fraudulent.
COUNT 3. On June 25, 1998, respondent received a check from Summit Risk Services for $2,000 as payment of legal defense benefits for services respondent claimed to have provided to Summit's insured. This count states the services claimed were not provided and the claim was knowingly false and fraudulent.
COUNT 4. This count states that on March 6, 1999, respondent
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  • STATE EX REL. OKLA. BAR ASS'N v. Bourland, No. SCBD-4594
    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Oklahoma
    • February 6, 2001
    ...682; State ex rel. Oklahoma Bar Association v. Wittman, 2000 OK 42, ¶ 4, 2 P.3d 897; State ex rel. Oklahoma Bar Association v. Thompson, 2000 OK 16, 996 P.2d 938; State ex rel. Oklahoma Bar Association v. Biggers, 1999 OK 28, 981 P.2d 803; State ex rel. Oklahoma Bar Association v. Foster, 1......
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  • STATE EX REL. OKLA. BAR ASS'N v. Bourland, No. SCBD-4594
    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Oklahoma
    • February 6, 2001
    ...682; State ex rel. Oklahoma Bar Association v. Wittman, 2000 OK 42, ¶ 4, 2 P.3d 897; State ex rel. Oklahoma Bar Association v. Thompson, 2000 OK 16, 996 P.2d 938; State ex rel. Oklahoma Bar Association v. Biggers, 1999 OK 28, 981 P.2d 803; State ex rel. Oklahoma Bar Association v. Foster, 1......

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