In re EMEKA M. UYAMADU

On July 26, 2010 the Board of Disciplinary Appeals signed an interlocutory order suspending Houston attorney Emeka M. Uyamadu, 47, State Bar of Texas Card No. 00788571 from the practice of law. Uyamadu did not answer or appear. On or about April 23, 2010, Uyamadu was found guilty of theft over $20,000 and under $100,000, a third degree felony, an Intentional Crime as defined in the TEXAS RULES OF DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE, in case number 1138060, styled, The State of Texas v. Uyamadu, Emeka Michael, in the 176th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas. Uyamadu was sentenced to 10 years in the custody of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. The sentence was suspended and Uyamadu was placed on community supervision for 10 years and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine and to serve 60 days in the Harris County Jail. On or about April 23, 2010, Uyamadu was found guilty of tampering with a witness, a state jail felony, an Intentional Crime as defined in the TEXAS RULES OF DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE, in case number 1176507, styled, The State of Texas v. Uyamadu, Emeka Michael, in the 176th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas. Uyamadu was sentenced to two years in the custody of the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and ordered to pay a $3,000 fine. Uyamadu appealed the conviction and the Fourteenth Court of Appeals for the State of Texas affirmed the conviction and issued its mandate on June 22, 2012. The Commission for Lawyer Discipline is seeking disbarment.  On October 24, 2012, the Board signed a Default Judgment of Disbarment against Mr. Uyamadu.

BODA Cause Number: 
46776
BODA Decision: 
Disbarred
Date Filed: 
Thu, 09/06/2012
Type of Matter: 
Compulsory Discipline
Docket Date: 
Tue, 10/23/2012
SBOT Card No.: 
00788571
Appealed to the Supreme Court: 
No