FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 30, 2013
Contact: Rick DeBruhl, Chief Communications Officer
Phone: 602.340.7335, Mobile: 602.513.6385
Criminal Misconduct Leads to Disbarment for Attorneys Christopher R. Perry and John Vigileos
PHOENIX – April 30, 2013 – The Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Arizona Supreme Court has issued two separate orders disbarring Christopher R. Perry of Phoenix and John Vigileos of Tempe.
In the matter of Christopher R. Perry, the Presiding Disciplinary Judge filed an order of disbarment on April 3, 2013, retroactive to March 11, 2012.
Resulting from a consent agreement between Perry and the State Bar of Arizona on March 26, 2013, the disbarment stems from his involvement in a hit and run accident on Feb. 16, 2011.
Perry pled no-contest to the charges of negligent homicide and hit and run with a death. The homicide charge is a class four felony and the hit and run is a class three felony.
Christopher R. Perry’s disbarment is retroactive to March 11, 2011, the day he voluntarily agreed to an interim suspension. He was ordered to pay $1,210.20 to the State Bar of Arizona for all costs and expenses associated with the disciplinary proceedings.
In the matter of John Vigileos, the Presiding Disciplinary Judge filed an order of disbarment on March 28, 2012, effective immediately.
Vigileos was charged with six felony counts, including sexual misconduct with a minor and molestation. The pending criminal charges form the basis for his disbarment.
John Vigileos was ordered to pay $1,212.65 to the State Bar of Arizona for all costs and expenses associated with the disciplinary proceedings.
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 17,000 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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