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April 2012

By order of April 25 the Court imposed a six-month suspension on Michael E. Atwater for misconduct involving a single civil matter, which extended over 10 years, in which the Court found a lack of investigation and preparation, failure to diligently prosecute the matter and conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice.

By order of April 25 the Court imposed a six-month suspension (with conditions) on Kenneth Gary Cooper for misconduct which included failing to withdraw an appeal after a client stopped communicating with him; guilty pleas involving possession of unlawful prescription drugs, trespassing and disorderly conduct; and forwarding discovery materials in a criminal matter without authorization by his client.

By order of April 19 the Court accepted the resignation from the Bar of Trisha Anne Zeller.

By order of April 18 the Court placed P. Michael DuPree on interim suspension. Jack D. Cordray is the trustee.

By order of April 11 the Court placed Thaddaeus T. Viers on interim suspension. No trustee was named in the order.

By orders of April 4 the Court accepted the resignations from the Bar of Frank C. McCrystal, Dennis W. Olley and Jeffery D. Zenter.