In the Matter of Richard E. Smith

On October 8, 2018, the Board of Disciplinary Appeals signed an Agreed Order of Partially Probated Suspension against Breaux Bridge, LA attorney Richard E. Smith, 60, State Bar of Texas Card no. 18669550. On October 16, 2017 the Supreme Court of the State of Louisiana signed an Order/Per Curiam in a matter styled In Re: Richard E. Smith, No. 2017-B-1537 for practicing law while ineligible and failing to safeguard money belonging to a client violation of Louisiana Rules of Professional Conduct 1.5(a) and 5.5 In accordance with Part IX of the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure, Smith is suspended for the practice of law in Texas for 60 days, beginning October 8, 2018 and ending December 6, 2018 followed by two-year probated suspension from December 7, 2018 until December 6, 2020. BODA 60519.


BODA Cause Number: 
Type of Matter: 
Reciprocal Discipline
Date Filed: 
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
BODA Decision: 
Partially Probated Suspension
Appealed to the Supreme Court: 
SBOT Card No.: