In the Matter of William Topp Maxwell

On February 2, 2016, the Board of Disciplinary Appeals signed an interlocutory order of suspension against Houston attorney William Topp Maxwell, 56, State Bar of Texas Card No. 24028775. On or about August 11, 2015, by amended judgment Mr. Maxwell was convicted in United States of America v. William Maxwell, Defendant, Case No.1:11-CR-00740, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey of Racketeering - conspiracy, conspiracy to commit Securities Fraud, conspiracy to commit Wire Fraud, Wire Fraud, Money Laundering - conspiracy, conspiracy to Obstruct Justice, conspiracy to sell or transfer Firearms and Ammunition to a Prohibited Person, Intentional Crimes as defined in the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure, and sentenced to 240 months of incarceration. Upon release from imprisonment, he will be on supervised release for three years. He was also ordered to pay an assesment in the amount of $2,200.00 and restitution in the amount of $14,180,798.00. Maxwell has appealed his criminal conviction. The Board retains jurisdiction to enter a final judgment when the criminal appeal is final. BODA cause number 56591. BODA case 56591.

BODA Cause Number: 
Type of Matter: 
Compulsory Discipline
Date Filed: 
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
BODA Decision: 
Interlocutory Suspension
Appealed to the Supreme Court: 
SBOT Card No.: 
Docket Date: 
Friday, January 29, 2016
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