On October 8, 2008, the Board of Disciplinary Appeals signed an interlocutory order of suspension against Rockwall attorney Galen Ray Sumrow, 58, State Bar of Texas Card No. 19511375. On or about June 11, 2008, Sumrow was convicted of theft by a public servant, in violation of Texas Penal Code 39.02, an Intentional Crime as defined in the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure, in Cause number 02-07-631 styled, The State of Texas v. Galen Ray Sumrow, in the 382nd District Court of Rockwall County, Texas. Sumrow was sentenced to 15 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Sumrow has appealed the conviction. The Board retains jurisdiction to enter a final judgment when the criminal appeal is final. Sumrow did not answer the petition for compulsory discipline or appear at the hearing. On November 12, 2009, the Board dismissed the petition for compulsory discipline as moot because Mr. Sumrow was disbarred in BODA case no. 42036.

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Compulsory Discipline
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Interlocutory Suspension
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