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August 2011
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August 2011

By order of August 24 the Court placed Robert A. Gamble on interim suspension.

By order of August 24 the Court placed Kristie Ann McAuley on interim suspension.

By order of August 22 the Court imposed a six month suspension on Craig J. Poff for misconduct which included improperly disclosing confidential client information to a third party, mishandling his trust account, engaging in fee-sharing with his assistant and aiding that assistant in misrepresenting her income to the government.

By order of August 19 the Court reinstated Charles E. Johnson to active practice, subject to conditions of mentoring and quarterly reporting.

By order of August 17 the Court placed Rose Marie Cooper on interim suspension. Robert Michael Drose is the trustee.

By order of August 8 the Court imposed a two year suspension (retroactive to September 18, 2009) on Jody Vavra Bentley for misconduct which included failing to communicate with clients and commingling personal funds with trust funds by failing to remove earned fees and expended costs from the trust account.



By order of August 8 the Court imposed a public reprimand on L.A. "Smokey" Brown Jr. for misconduct which included using bank-prepared HUD-1 settlement statements which did not accurately reflect the transactions of the buyer, seller and lender.



By order of August 8 the Court imposed a public reprimand (with additional conditions) on Joseph P. Cerato for misconduct which included several instances of notarizing documents which he had not personally witnessed the affiants signing or affirming.



By order of August 8 the Court imposed a two year suspension (with additional conditions) on Tammie Lynn Hoffman for misconduct which included failing to respond to orders from an appellate court, failing to comply with court rules, failing to adequately communicate with clients and improper use of her trust account.


By order of August 8 the Court placed John Barry Kern on interim suspension. J. Rutledge Young III is the trustee.

By order of August 8 the Court imposed a 30 day suspension on the Hon. Sheryl Polk McKinney (not a Bar member) for misconduct which included receiving supplemental payments from the police department which prosecuted cases before her.