FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 26, 2012
Contact: Rick DeBruhl, Chief Communications Officer
Phone: 602.340.7335, Mobile: 602.513.6385
Tucson Attorney Disbarred After Abandoning Practice
PHOENIX – Nov. 26, 2012 – The Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Arizona Supreme Court ordered that Grady S. Wade of Tucson be disbarred, effective Oct. 31, 2012.
The disbarment was based on Grady Wade’s abandonment of his law practice and clients following his arrest in December of 2011 for a hit and run. He failed to refund unearned fees to clients and neglected to respond to the State Bar’s investigation.
Wade must pay restitution in the amount of $31,200 to 11 clients, must participate in fee arbitration with five clients and must also pay for all costs and proceedings in this matter to the State Bar of Arizona in the amount of $7,350.75.
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