FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 4, 2014
Contact: Alberto Rodriguez
Phoenix Attorney Lynn A. Keeling Reprimanded
PHOENIX – Aug. 4, 2014 – Attorney Lynn A. Keeling of Phoenix was reprimanded for violating the Rules of Professional
On July 24, 2014, the Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Arizona Supreme Court accepted an Agreement for Discipline by Consent between Lynn A. Keeling and the State Bar of Arizona and ordered that she be reprimanded.
Keeling admitted to various violations in her handling of a probate case. She failed to take reasonable steps to expedite the litigation, submitted for court approval a fee application that the court reduced by more than half, and engaged in a conflict of interest by obtaining a lien on her client's property to secure fees without making the obligatory written disclosures.
Lynn A. Keeling's reprimand is effective immediately. She was ordered to pay $1,751.50 to the State Bar of Arizona for costs and expenses incurred during its investigation.
Consumers may report attorney misconduct by calling the State Bar of Arizona Attorney/Consumer Assistance Program (A/CAP) hotline at 602.340.7280.
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 17,500 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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