FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 19, 2012
Contact: Rick DeBruhl, Chief Communications Officer
Phone: 602.340.7335, Mobile: 602.513.6385
Attorneys Gary B. Cargill and Angela M. Wilson-Goodman Suspended from the Practice of Law
PHOENIX - March 19, 2012 - Attorneys Gary B. Cargill of Tucson and Angela M. Wilson-Goodman of Gilbert have been suspended from the practice of law for violating the Rules of Professional Conduct.
In the matter of Gary B. Cargill, the three-member hearing panel led by the Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Arizona Supreme Court ordered that he be suspended from the practice of law for six months and one day.
During the State Bar of Arizona's investigation, it was found that Cargill failed to appear on time for three sessions of an administrative hearing and failed to appear for the fourth. The State Bar requested an explanation from Cargill regarding his absence and his response was found to be untruthful. Relating to his discipline hearings, he failed to abide by court orders and deadlines. Following multiple warnings from the Presiding Disciplinary Judge, the three-member hearing panel concluded that he violated various Rules of Professional Conduct, which led to his suspension.
Cargill's suspension is effective on March 23, 2012. He was also ordered to pay $77 in restitution to Raynbo Court Reporting Limited, $4,322.31 to the State Bar of Arizona for costs and expenses incurred during its investigation, and $127.26 to the Arizona Supreme Court for costs and expenses incurred during the disciplinary proceedings.
Gary B. Cargill will be required to undergo formal reinstatement proceedings if he should seek reinstatement to the practice of law.
In the matter of Angela M. Wilson-Goodman, a 30-day suspension was ordered, resulting from a consent agreement between her and the State Bar of Arizona.
The State Bar's investigation found that Wilson-Goodman was the defendant in an action for contract damages. During the case, she failed to make multiple court-ordered appearances and failed to produce information the court had ordered that she turn over. She was found to be in contempt and sanctioned for her conduct. She violated various Rules of Professional Conduct that included: knowingly disobeying her obligation under the rules of the tribunal, engaging in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice, and knowingly violating rules and orders of the court.
Wilson-Goodman's suspension is effective on March 31, 2012. Upon reinstatement, she will serve a one-year probation period where she will have to complete 6 hours of Continued Legal Education (CLE) courses, in addition to the standard requirements. She was also ordered to pay $1,200 to the State Bar of Arizona for costs and expenses incurred during its investigation.
About the State Bar
The State Bar of Arizona is a non-profit organization that operates under the supervision of the Arizona Supreme Court. The Bar includes approximately 16,900 active attorneys and provides education and development programs for the legal profession and the public. Since 1933 the Bar and its members have been committed to serving the public by making sure the voices of all people in Arizona are heard in our justice system.
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