In the Matter of James Matthew Monsebroten

On Jan. 18, 2018, the Board of Disciplinary Appeals signed an Agreed Judgment of Public Reprimand of Coos Bay, OR attorney James Matthew Monsebroten, 49, State Bar of Texas Card No. 24044180. On Aug. 1, 2017, the Supreme Court of the State of Oregon entered an Order Approving Stipulation for Discipline and publicly reprimanded Mr. Monsebroten in a matter styled In Re: Complaint as to the Conduct of James M. Monsebroten, Accused, Case No. 17-10. Monsebroten admits that he violated the following Oregon Rules of Professional Conduct 1.4(a) by failing to keep his client reasonably informed, 1.4(b) by failing to explain matters sufficiently to allow his client to make informed decisions, 1.5(c)(3) by failing to have a written fee agreement for earned-upon-receipt fees for a flat fee, 1.15-1(a) by failing to hold a client’s property in trust, and 1.15-1(c) by failing to deposit unearned fees in trust. BODA cause no. 59815.

BODA Cause Number: 
Type of Matter: 
Reciprocal Discipline
Date Filed: 
Monday, December 4, 2017
BODA Decision: 
Public Reprimand
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