Disciplinary Counsel v. Tillman-Fleet

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[Cite as Disciplinary Counsel v. Tillman-Fleet, ___ Ohio St.3d ___, 2021-Ohio-2411.] DISCIPLINARY COUNSEL V. TILLMAN-FLEET. [Cite as Disciplinary Counsel v. Tillman-Fleet, ___ Ohio St.3d ___, 2021-Ohio-2411.] Attorneys at law—Reciprocal discipline from the Supreme Court of Louisiana— Suspension from the practice of law with reinstatement conditioned on reinstatement by the Supreme Court of Louisiana—Gov.Bar R. V(11)(F)(4). (No. 2021-0733—Submitted July 15, 2021—Decided July 16, 2021.) ON CERTIFIED ORDER of the Supreme Court of Louisiana, No. 2020-B-01040. __________________ {¶ 1} This cause is pending before the Supreme Court of Ohio in accordance with the reciprocal discipline provisions of Gov.Bar R. V(20). {¶ 2} On June 9, 2021, relator, disciplinary counsel, filed with this court a certified copy of an order of the Supreme Court of the State of Louisiana entered March 2, 2021, in In re Tillman-Fleet, case No. 2020-B-01040, disbarring respondent from the practice of law. On June 10, 2021, this court ordered respondent to show cause why identical or comparable discipline should not be imposed in this state. No objections were filed, and this cause was considered by the court. {¶ 3} On consideration thereof, it is ordered and adjudged by this court that, pursuant to Gov.Bar R. V(20)(C), respondent, Margot Ann Tillman-Fleet, Attorney Registration No. 0029560, last known business address in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is indefinitely suspended from the practice of law and will not be reinstated to the practice of law in Ohio until such time as respondent is reinstated to the practice of law in the state of Louisiana. {¶ 4} It is further ordered that respondent immediately cease and desist from the practice of law in any form and is forbidden to appear on behalf of another SUPREME COURT OF OHIO before any court, judge, commission, board, administrative agency, or other public authority. {¶ 5} It is further ordered that respondent is forbidden to counsel, advise, or prepare legal instruments for others or in any manner perform legal services for others. {¶ 6} It is further ordered that respondent is divested of each, any, and all of the rights, privileges, and prerogatives customarily accorded to a member in good standing of the legal profession of Ohio. {¶ 7} It is further ordered that before entering into an employment, contractual, or consulting relationship with any attorney or law firm, respondent shall verify that the attorney or law firm has complied with the registration requirements of Gov.Bar R. V(23)(C). If employed pursuant to Gov.Bar R. V(23), respondent shall refrain from direct client contact except as provided in Gov.Bar R. V(23)(A)(1) and from receiving, disbursing, or otherwise handling any client trust funds or property. {¶ 8} It is further ordered that pursuant to Gov.Bar R. X(13), respondent shall complete one credit hour of continuing legal education for each month, or portion of a month, of the suspension. As part of the total credit hours of continuing legal education required by Gov.Bar R. X(13), respondent shall complete one credit hour of instruction related to professional conduct required by Gov.Bar R. X(3)(B) …

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