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Attorney Leonard Brown of Holbrook, AZ; serial offender, Dufus

 
The state of Arizona presented Leonard G. Brown with a law license in 1981after he graduated from Southern University Law School.
 
The Arizona State Bar found Leonard guilty of engaging in misconduct on eight (8) separate occasions as set forth below.
 
On three (3) separate occasions, the comedians sitting on the Arizona Supreme Court presented Leonard with complimentary private reprimands for engaging in a variety of misconduct.
 
Leonard’s 4th bite at the Attorney Misfit Apple Tree

  1. Failed to act with due diligence (slacker)
  2. Failed to keep clients advised as to progress of their case
  3. Failed to respond to numerous inquires from clients
  4. Misconduct caused damage and prejudice to his client
  5. Failed to cooperate with disciplinary investigators (Up Yours, said Lenny!)
In one matter, Leonard represented a client in a domestic relations matter. Due to his gross negligence and/or incompetence, Leonard failed to obtain a modification or quashing of a wage assignment on his client’s behalf, which resulted in the client being damaged.
 
As a consequence of his misconduct, the cheerleaders for Attorney Misfits sitting on the Arizona Supreme Court punished Leonard by gifting him with a complimentary censure.

Leonard’s 5th bite at the Attorney Misfit Apple Tree

  1. Failed to act with due diligence (slacker)
  2. Failed to keep clients advised as to progress of their case
  3. Failed to respond to numerous inquires from clients
  4. Failed to cooperate with disciplinary investigators (Up Yours, said Lenny!)
In one matter, Leonard was hired to handle the probate of the estate of his client’s parents. Leonard delayed and neglected probate matters and failed to respond to his client’s repeated attempts to communicate with him.
 
In another matter, Leonard was hired to represent a client in a domestic relations matter. Leonard took over the matter after an associate in his firm left. Leonard never contacted his client, and as a result her case was ultimately dismissed and a default judgment was entered against her for $1,400.Leonard failed to advise his client of the court proceedings and totally ignored her repeated contacts with his office.

As a consequence of his misconduct, the Patron Saints for Attorney Misfits sitting on the Arizona Supreme Court punished Leonard by gifting him with a second (2nd) complimentary censure
 
Leonard’s 6th bite at the Attorney Misfit Apple Tree

  1. Failed to fully explain employment contract to client
  2. Assisted another in engaging in the unauthorized practice of law (UPL)
  3. Failed to provide competent representation (moron)
  4. Failed to communicate with clients
  5. Failed to act with due diligence (slacker)
  6. Failed to cooperate with disciplinary investigators (Up Yours, said Lenny!)
In one matter, Leonard was hired by two clients to prepare papers for the sale of a business from one client to the other. Leonard delegated the matter to another attorney in his office that was not licensed to practice law in Arizona.
 
In a second matter, Leonard was paid $1,500 by the family of a prison inmate to have the prisoner’s status reclassified. Leonard failed to pursue the matter or communicate with the client for nearly one year. Subsequently, Leonard told prison officials that he would file a special action on behalf of his client immediately; however, he didn’t file until one year had passed and only after the client filed an ethics complaint against him. After Leonard filed the special action with the trial court, the court found the action to be frivolous and fined him.
 
In a third matter, Leonard failed to adequately communicate with his client (victim) and also failed to act with due diligence in pursuing the client’s case.
 
In a fourth matter, Leonard was hired by two clients to represent them in a civil forfeiture proceeding. The clients paid Leonard $3,500 to represent them. The trial court granted Leonard the right to apply for relief from judgment for his clients and stayed the forfeiture order. Seven months later, the state moved to set aside the stay due to Leonard’s failure to file the Motion for set aside the Judgment. Leonard filed the motion two weeks later, but the judge denied it as being untimely filed and reinstated the forfeiture order against his clients.

As a consequence of his misconduct, the enablers for Attorney Misfits sitting on the Arizona Supreme Court punished Leonard by gifting him with a complimentary 180-day suspension of his law license.

Leonard’s 7th bite at the Attorney Misfit Apple Tree

  1. Failed to cooperate with disciplinary investigators (Up Yours, said Lenny!)
  2. Repeatedly violated court orders to appear in court
  3. Failed to act with due diligence (slacker)
  4. Failed to expedite litigation
  5. Engaged in conduct that was unfair to opposing counsel
  6. Made a false statement to the state bar investigators
  7. Engaged in conduct involving fraud, deceit, dishonesty or misrepresentation
  8. Engaged in the unauthorized practice of law
As a consequence of his misconduct, the apologists for Attorney Misfits sitting on the Arizona Supreme Court punished Leonard by gifting him with a third (3rd) complimentary censure
 
Leonard’s 8th bite at the Attorney Misfit Apple Tree

  1. Failed to provide competent representation (moron)
  2. Failed to communicate with client
  3. Engaged in the unauthorized practice of law (UPL) while license suspended
  4. Failed to appear at several court scheduled hearings
  5. Failed to inform trial court that his law license was suspended
  6. Failed to respond to ethics investigator requests (Up Yours, said Lenny!)
  7. Failed to properly withdraw from representation of clients
  8. Failed to comply with several court orders
As a consequence of his misconduct, the cheerleaders of Attorney Misfits sitting on the Arizona Supreme Court punished Leonard by gifting him with a complimentary 9-month suspension of his law license.
 
As we speak (ca. February 2013) Leonard practices with the Navajo County Public Defender in Holbrook, Arizona.

 

 
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