FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 22, 2017
Contact: Alberto Rodriguez
Tucson Attorney Scott Lieberman Suspended
for Having Sexual Relationship with Client
PHOENIX – Aug. 22, 2017 – Attorney Scott Lieberman of Tucson was suspended for three years for engaging in a sexual relationship with his client in one case, lying to the State Bar regarding his sexual history with clients in a second case, and failing to adequately represent a client in a third case.
Lieberman was hired in the first case to represent a client in a divorce matter in the spring of 2007. He engaged in a sexual relationship with the client after being retained for representation.
Lieberman was later investigated by the State Bar for inappropriate sexual comments to clients and third parties. During that investigation, Lieberman falsely denied ever having “a sexual relationship with a client.”
In the third matter, he was retained in 2012 to represent a client in a family law case. A parenting time order was entered by the Pima County Superior Court against his client and she requested he challenge it. His client requested a copy of the motion for reconsideration she presumed he filed, but he failed to provide it as he never filed it with the court. The Bar sent him a screening letter regarding this matter, but he failed to respond.
Scott Lieberman’s three-year suspension was effective on Aug. 25, 2017. He was ordered to pay the State Bar of Arizona for costs and expenses incurred during all proceedings.
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 23,500 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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