In the Matter of Richard Collins Dalton

On Nov. 17, 2017, the Board of Disciplinary Appeals signed an Agreed Judgment of Fully Probated Suspension of Mandeville, LA attorney Richard Collins Dalton, 48, State Bar of Texas Card No. 024033539. On Jun. 16, 2017, the Supreme Court of the State of Louisiana entered an Order Per Curiam suspending Mr. Dalton from the practice of law for six months deferred for two years subject to his successful completion of probation in a matter styled In Re: Richard Collins Dalton, Attorney Disciplinary Proceeding, Case No. 2017-B-0857. Dalton consented to the discipline and agreed to the allegations in the petition that he violated Louisiana Rule of Professional Conduct 1.15 after his bank reported overdrafts in his trust account to the State Bar, and an audit of his account showed that he had made disbursements to himself to which he was not entitled, causing shortages to the trust account on multiple occasions. Dalton is on a probated suspension from the practice of law in Texas beginning Nov. 17, 2017 and ending Nov. 16, 2019. BODA cause no. 59480.

BODA Cause Number: 
Type of Matter: 
Reciprocal Discipline
Date Filed: 
Friday, August 25, 2017
BODA Decision: 
Agreed Fully Probated Suspension
Appealed to the Supreme Court: 
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