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Attorney Mark Turley of Palm Harbor, FL; repeat offender

 

 The state of Arizona presented Mark E. Turley with a law license in 1977 after he graduated from the Arizona State University Law School.

 
The Arizona State Bar found Mark guilty of engaging in misconduct on at least two (2) occasions.
 
 
Mark’s 1st bite at the Attorney Misfit Apple Tree
 
 
For his first trip to the Misfit Tree, Mark was found guilty of the following misconduct.
  1. Commingling client funds with his personal funds
  2. Misappropriated (stole) client funds
  3. Converted client funds for his personal benefit and for the benefit of other clients
  4. Failed to properly maintain his trust account
  5. Failed to respond to Bar’s request for additional information (Up Yours, said Mark!)
In addition, the State Bar found the following aggravating factors:
  1. Dishonest or selfish motive
  2. A pattern of misconduct
  3. Bad faith obstruction of the disciplinary proceeding
  4. Refusal to acknowledge the wrongful nature of his conduct
As a consequence of his misconduct, the cheerleaders for Attorney Misfits sitting on the Arizona Supreme Court punished Mark by gifting him with a complimentary 181-day suspension of his law license.
 
Mark’s 2nd bite at the Attorney Misfit Apple Tree
 
 
For his second bit at the Misfit Apple Tree, the State Bar found mark guilty of the following:
  1. Failed to abide by client’s decisions concerning objectives of representation
  2. Failed to consult with client as to means by which client objectives are to be pursued
  3. Failed to act with reasonable diligence (slacker)
  4. Failed to keep client reasonably informed about status of legal matter
  5. Failed to comply with client requests for information
  6. Failed to protect client’s interests upon being fired
  7. Engaged in conduct involving fraud, deceit or misrepresentation
  8. Engaged in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice
  9. Engaged in the unauthorized practice of law in a state where he wasn’t licensed
  10. Made false statements about himself and his legal services
  11. Used a professional designation in violation of the Rules
As a consequence of his misconduct, the comedians sitting on the Arizona Supreme Court punished Mark by gifting him with a complimentary 2-year suspension of his law license.
 
As we speak (ca. July 2012) Mark practices at 2415 Bent Tree Road in Palm Harbor, Florida. Apparently, Mark moved to Florida so as to expand on his future victim pool. Well at least the good folks in the Phoenix area can take comfort in knowing he’s gone.
 
 
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