On March 18, 2002, the Board of Disciplinary Appeals signed a judgment of disbarment against J. Brent Liedtke, 50, an attorney not currently licensed to practice law in Texas with State Bar Card No. 12336500. The Board had previously suspended Liedtke on March 3, 2000, based on his conviction for conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of phenyl acid with intent to manufacture in Case Number 4:97CR00052-003 styled, United States of America v. J. Brent Liedtke, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. That court sentenced Liedtke to 223 months' incarceration. He is presently incarcerated in the federal correctional facility at Beaumont. The previous disciplinary suspension was interlocutory pending the appeal of respondent's criminal conviction. On November 16, 2000 the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit dismissed Liedtke's appeal for want of prosecution, and Liedtke did not seek to pursue or reinstate his direct appeal. Liedtke appealed the disbarment to the Supreme Court of Texas. Texas Supreme Court case no. 02-0265. The appeal was dismissed on September 26, 2002.

Type of Matter: 
Compulsory Discipline
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Supreme Court Decision: 
Dismissed as moot
Supreme Court Decision Date: 
Sep 26 2002
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