In the Matter of Patrick Lanier

On April 9, 2019, the Board of Disciplinary Appeals signed an Order Dismissing Compulsory Discipline against Austin attorney Patrick Lanier, 70, State Bar of Texas Card No. 11933500. On March 25, 2015, Lanier was found guilty of one count of Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1343 and 1349, 13 counts of Wire Fraud in violation of l8 U.S.C. § 1343, one count of Harboring and Concealing a Person from Arrest in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1071, and one count of Assisting a Federal Offender in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 3, Intentional Crimes as defined in the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure, in the case styled, United States of America v. Patrick Lanier, Cause No. 4:10CR00258-004, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. Mr. Lanier was sentenced to prison for 204 months on each of the wire fraud counts and 22 months on the remaining counts to run concurrently and ordered to pay restitution of $37,544,944.16. On January 2, 2018 the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated two counts, affirmed the remainder and remanded it to the trial court for sentencing. On March 26, 2019, the Supreme Court of Texas accepted Lanier’s resignation in lieu of discipline by Misc. Docket No. 19-9019 and cancelled his license to practice law.  BODA cause number 57700.



BODA Cause Number: 
Type of Matter: 
Compulsory Discipline
Date Filed: 
Thursday, May 26, 2016
BODA Decision: 
Resigned in Lieu of Discipline
Appealed to the Supreme Court: 
SBOT Card No.: