On August 18, 2009 the Board of Disciplinary Appeals signed a final judgment disbarring Rockwall attorney Galen Ray Sumrow, 59, State Bar of Texas Card No. 19511375. On June 25, 2008 the Board signed an Interlocutory Order suspending Sumrow from the practice of law pending the appeal of his criminal conviction for Theft by a Public Servant, aggregated, over $1,500 but less than $20,000, a third degree felony in violation of Texas Penal Code Sections 31.03(e)(4), 31.03(f)(1) and 31, Intentional Crimes as defined in the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure, in cause No. 2-07-629, styled, The State of Texas v. Galen Ray Sumrow, in the 382nd Judicial District Court of Rockwall County, Texas. Sumrow was sentenced to four years in the custody of the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. In addition, he was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $9,652.76 and ordered to be removed immediately as the Criminal District Attorney of Rockwall County, Texas. On April 17, 2009, the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Sircuit of Texas dismissed Sumrow’s appeal after it was withdrawn and issued its mandate indicating that his conviction is final.

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