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Attorney Howard Boyd of Wichita; ethical misfit, liar

 
The state of Kansas presented Howard W. Boyd with a law license in 1982.
 
The Kansas Disciplinary Board found Howard guilty of the following misconduct.
  1. Failed to act with due diligence (slacker)
  2. Failed to provide competent representation (moron)
  3. Failed to act with candor (lied) to tribunal
  4. Made a false statement during disciplinary proceeding
Howard was hired by the heirs of Emil Wirth to probate his estate in Sedgwick County, Kansas. All of the necessary documents to proceeding with estate matter were in Howard’s possession.
 
Because real estate owned by Mr. Wirth was located in Oklahoma, an ancillary proceeding needed to be filed in Oklahoma. Howard and his clients agreed to hire attorney David Trojan of Enid, Oklahoma, who was a relative of the heirs.
 
Mr. Trojan advised Howard of all of the documents he would need to be provided with in order to proceed with an ancillary proceeding in Oklahoma. The final item Mr. Trojan needed to proceed in Oklahoma was an Order of Distribution from the Kansas court.
 
The heirs executed the Petition for Probate of Will to commence the probate in Sedgwick County. Howard didn’t file the Petition until three months after the heirs signed the notarized Petition, and one (1) day prior to the statute of limitations expiring to probate the will.
 
Judge Hal Malone contacted the heir pointing out her duty to file an inventory within 30 days of her appointment as fiduciary for the estate. The inventory information had been provided to Howard; however he never prepared the required inventory. On at least 6 occasions, Mr. Trojan contacted Howard regarding the commencement and conclusion of the ancillary proceeding in Oklahoma. Howard never provided the required information to Mr. Trojan.
 
Subsequently, Howard told Judge Malone that he had provided all information necessary to Mr. Trojan to commence the ancillary proceedings in Oklahoma. Howard’s statement was patently false, because no petition had been filed for final settlement, and no Order Of Distribution had been filed. Later on, Howard sent various documents to Mr. Trojan; however he did not include a copy of the Last Will and Testament, or an Order of Distribution.
 
As a consequence of his misconduct, the apologists for Attorney Misfits sitting on the Kansas Supreme Court punished Howard by gifting him with a complimentary 2-year suspension of his law license.
 
As we speak (ca. November 2012) Howard practices at 727 North Waco Street in Wichita, Kansas.
 
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