Christopher Lauren Graham v. Comm'n for Lawyer Discipline

On October 18, 2017, after considering the briefs of the parties and the record, the Board of Disciplinary Appeals affirmed the fully probated suspension of Dallas attorney Christopher Lauren Graham, 36, State Bar of Texas Card No. 24047549, signed on October 19, 2016 by the Evidentiary Panel for the State Bar of Texas District 6-1 grievance committee in Case No. 201502093. The panel found that Graham violated the following Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct: 1.01(b)(1) (neglected a client’s matter), 1.01(b)(2) (failed to carry out completely the obligation he owed to the client), 1.03(a) (failed to keep his client reasonably informed about the matter and failed to promptly respond to a request for information), and 1.15(d) (failed to return property and/or an unearned fee to the client upon the termination of the representation). Mr. Graham is suspended from the practice of law until October 9, 2018 with the suspension probated subject to certain terms and conditions, including the payment of restitution to the client in the amount of $2,250.00. The Supreme Court of Texas affirmed BODA's decision on June 22, 2018 in case 17-0883. BODA cause number 58402.

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Evidentiary Appeal
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016
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Fully Probated Suspension
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Jun 22 2018
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