Contact: Alberto Rodriguez
Attorney Hoyt S. Neal of Phoenix Suspended
for Failing to Perform Legal Services
July 19, 2017 – PHOENIX – Phoenix attorney Hoyt Shay Neal has been suspended from the practice of law for two years for billing clients for services he did not perform.
The Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Arizona Supreme Court accepted an agreement for discipline by consent between Neal and the State Bar of Arizona that resulted in his suspension.
Neal billed multiple clients for legal services he did not perform that included billing for attending depositions that had not occurred and for attending a mediation that he did not attend. He also misrepresented to another client the legal services he performed on the client’s behalf. Specifically, Neal mispresented to a client that a subpoena had been issued and served when no subpoena had been issued.
Neal also submitted false evidence, false statements, and engaged in other deceptive practice during the disciplinary process.
Hoyt S. Neal’s two-year suspension was effective retroactive to June 13, 2017. He was ordered to serve a two-year probation period with the Bar’s Member Assistance Program upon reinstatement and was ordered to pay $1,200 for the costs and expenses incurred by the State Bar of Arizona.
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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