In the Matter of T. Anthony Guajardo

On or about February 2, 2017, the Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Supreme Court of Arizona signed a Judgment of Disbarment against Respondent, 68, in a matter styled In the Matter of a Suspended Member of the state Bar of Arizona, T. Anthony Guajardo, Bar No. 021500, Respondent, PDJ 2016-9126. Arizona Bar prosecuted Guajardo on two complaints: (1) a custody modification, finding that Guajardo violated Arizona Rules of Professional Conduct 3.1 (meritorious claims), 3.3 (candor toward the tribunal), 3.4(c) (fairness to opposing party and counsel), 8.4(c) (engage in dishonest conduct), and 8.4(d) (engage in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice); and (2) an immigration and deportation proceeding, finding that Guajardo violated Rules 1.2 (failure to abide by the client’s decisions), 1.3(a) (failure to act with reasonable diligence), 1.4 ( failure to keep the client reasonably informed), 1.5 (unreasonable fee), 1.16(d) (failure to surrender client property on termination and failure to return an unearned fee), and 8.4(d) (engage in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice). The disbarment resolved another ten complaints against Guajardo. BODA case no. 58730

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Type of Matter: 
Reciprocal Discipline
Date Filed: 
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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Docket Date: 
Friday, August 4, 2017
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