In re Patricia Foster Skelton

On September 29, 2011, the Board of Disciplinary Appeals signed a final judgment of suspension against Utopia, Texas attorney Patricia Foster Skelton, 52, State Bar of Texas Card No. 07307200. On June 19, 2008, the Board of Disciplinary Appeals signed an interlocutory order of suspension against Skelton because on or about December 12, 2007, she was found guilty of forgery, an Intentional Crime as defined in the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure, in Cause number 2004-934-CR styled, The State of Texas v. Patricia Foster Skelton, in the 38th District Court of Real County, Texas. She was sentenced to one year in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice - State Jail Division. The jail sentence was suspended and she was placed on probation for two years. Skelton appealed the conviction and on March 25, 2011, the Court of Appeals for the Fourth District of Texas affirmed the criminal conviction. Skelton is suspended from the practice of law during the term of her criminal conviction.

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Compulsory Discipline
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Suspended for the Term of Probation
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