FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 25, 2013
Contact: Alberto Rodriguez
Attorney Percival R. Bradley of Phoenix Suspended for Negligent Representation and Failing to Appear in Court
PHOENIX – Nov. 25, 2013 – The Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Arizona Supreme Court ordered that attorney Percival R. Bradley of Phoenix be suspended from the practice of law for sixty days.
On Sept. 3, 2013, the Presiding Disciplinary Judge accepted an agreement for discipline by consent between Percival R. Bradley and the State Bar of Arizona and ordered he be suspended for sixty days, effective Oct. 1, 2013.
During the State Bar’s investigation, Bradley was found to have failed to represent a bodily injury client with diligence. He failed to determine the client’s correct date of injury and filed suit after the statute of limitations period had expired.
Bradley's response to a motion for summary judgment reflected incompetence, his argument opposing the motion was frivolous, he did not obtain a written and signed contingent fee agreement from his client, and his failure to appear in court for oral argument was prejudicial to the administration of justice.
The investigation also revealed that Bradley acted with a negligent mental state in connection with all violations.
In addition to the suspension, Percival R. Bradley was ordered to pay $1,200 to the State Bar of Arizona for costs and expenses incurred during its investigation. He voluntarily paid restitution to his client in settlement of any liability claim she may have brought against him.
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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