HEATHER SCHAEFER v. Comm'n for Lawyer Discipline

On July 30, 2010, the Board of Disciplinary Appeals vacated the judgment of disbarment of Plano attorney Heather Schaefer, 40, State Bar of Texas Card No. 24027840, signed by the Evidentiary Panel for the State Bar of Texas District 01A-2 grievance committee in Case Nos. D0050732097, D0080732685 and D0110733526 on March 3, 2009 and remanded the matter to the grievance committee for new hearing on the merits. The Commission for Lawyer Discipline filed a motion for rehearing Upon rehearing, the Board again found that the grievance committee panel that heard the matter lacked the statutorily required members, thus rendering the judgment of disbarment void. The Commission appealed the decision of the Board of Disciplinary Appeals to the Supreme Court of Texas in case no. 10-0609.  The Supreme Court of Texas affirmed the Board's decision but after rehearing, reversed and reinstated Ms. Schaefer's disbarment.

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Evidentiary Appeal
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Reversed and Remanded
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Supreme Court Decision: 
Reversed and rendered
Supreme Court Decision Date: 
Apr 20 2012
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