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Attorney Phillip Aaron of Seattle; ethical elf

 

The state of Washington presented Phillip Aaron with a law license in on or about February 4, 1976. 

 

The Washington State Bar found Phil guilty of the following misconduct.

  • On occasion allowed his wife or son to sign his name to trust account checks
  • Trust account check register failed to include the specific client issue regarding each disbursement and transfer
  • Failed to adequately supervise office staff
  • Over 23 months, failed to maintain complete and/or accurate check register for his trust account
  • Check register failed to include a client matter for each deposit
  • Misconduct involved multiple offenses
  • Failed to preserve client’s property
  • Office check register failed to include a payor and/or payee for each deposit, disbarments and/or transfer of funds
  • Failed to reconcile trust account check register to his bank statements
  • Failure to maintain separate client ledgers led to inability to determine whether client settlement funds were properly deposited and disbursed
  • Paid various clients sums he thought they were due based on settlement documents
  • Assumed he was entitled to remaining settlement funds based on what he thought was accurate and then disbursed the remaining funds for his own personal benefit
  • Failed to safeguard trust account funds for Archdiocese of Chicago
  • Failed to train non-lawyer assistant on how to maintain trust account records
  • Failed to make reasonable efforts to ensure that conduct of non-lawyer assistants in handling trust account and trust account records was compatible with Phil’s professional obligations 

As we speak (ca. January 2016), Phil practices at 4020 East Madison Street in Seattle, Washington. 

 
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