FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 5, 2013
Contact: Alberto Rodriguez
Phoenix Attorney Raya Tahan Disbarred from the Practice of Law
PHOENIX – July 5, 2013 – The Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Arizona Supreme Court issued an order disbarring Raya Tahan of Phoenix on April 9, 2013.
During the State Bar of Arizona’s investigation, Tahan was found to have failed to abide by three clients’ decisions concerning the objectives of the representation. She also failed to reasonably communicate with her clients and ultimately abandoned them.
In one of the three cases, Tahan accepted a fee but failed to perform the legal services for which she was paid, in addition to failing to return the client’s files and refund unearned fees.
An aggravating factor was Tahan’s failure to cooperate with the State Bar of Arizona’s investigation.
In addition to being disbarred, Tahan was ordered to pay $625 in client restitution, as well as $2,019.35 to the State Bar of Arizona for all costs and expenses associated with the disciplinary proceedings.
Consumers may report attorney misconduct by calling the State Bar of Arizona Attorney/Consumer Assistance Program (A/CAP) hotline at 602.340.7280.
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