FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 27, 2012
Contact: Rick DeBruhl, Chief Communications Officer
Phone: 602.340.7335, Mobile: 602.513.6385

Tucson Attorney Consents to Disbarment

PHOENIX – Dec. 27, 2012 – The Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Arizona Supreme Court accepted a consent to disbarment and ordered that Miriam H. Klaiman of Tucson be disbarred, effective Oct. 3, 2012.

Miriam H. Klaiman was found to be practicing law by advertising her legal services while serving a one-year suspension, which led to the consent to disbarment.

In April, Klaiman consented to a one-year suspension after the Bar found that she violated several Rules of Professional Conduct—in  two separate cases—that included: failing to disclose material fact when necessary to avoid assisting a criminal or fraudulent act, engaging in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation, and offering false evidence to the State Bar of Arizona. In addition, it was found that Klaiman filed pleadings after a case had been dismissed, which were found to be frivolous, by the underlying court.

Klaiman must pay for all costs and proceedings in this matter to the State Bar of Arizona in the amount of $1,200.

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