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Attorney Kathryn Busby of Phoenix; ethical misfit

 

The state of Arizona provided Kathryn L. Busby with a law license in 1982 after she graduated from Arizona State University Law School.

 

The Arizona State Bar found Kathy guilty of the following misconduct.

 

In one matter, Kathy became a frequent customer of a Phoenix restaurant and later socialized with the owner and then provided him with legal and business advice. Shortly thereafter, Kathy filed a dissolution action on behalf of the owner and when he remarried; his new wife helped managing several restaurants.

 

Kathy received a 1% ownership interest in the restaurants as payment for her legal work. However, she failed to make the client aware of any of the legal ramifications of a business transaction with a client. The terms of the business transaction were also not fully disclosed in writing as required by the Ethics Rules, a fact well known to Kathy.

 

Several years later, Kathy drafted a will for the restaurant owner and his wife, but failed to failed to obtain their informed consent in writing for the joint representation.

 

As a consequence of her misconduct, the cheerleaders of Attorney Misfits sitting on the Arizona Supreme Court punished Kathy by gifting her with a complimentary admonition.

 

As we speak (ca. July 2015), Kathy practices at 2601 East Edgemont in Phoenix, Arizona. 

 
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