FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 9, 2017
Contact: Alberto Rodriguez
UPDATED: Family Law Attorney Judd S. Nemiro Disbarred
PHOENIX – Aug. 16, 2017 – Attorney Judd S. Nemiro of Phoenix was disbarred by consent from the practice of law.
On Aug. 4, 2017, the Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Arizona Supreme Court accepted Nemiro’s consent to disbarment. He was serving a stipulated interim suspension at the time of his disbarment.
In a formal complaint, the Bar alleged that Nemiro was engaging in improper billing practices that included duplicative billing and charging unreasonable fees. He would break down casework and bill items separately, leading to higher fees than if billed as a whole. Adding to the accounting issues, Nemiro failed to maintain accurate and complete records of his trust accounts.
The Bar further alleged that while serving a previous suspension for lying to the court, Nemiro failed to advise clients of his suspension. He transferred clients to his associates and attributed the transfers to his need for personal time off.
It was also alleged that Nemiro hired high school students to answer consumers’ legal questions on AVVO, an online legal services marketplace.
Lastly, the Bar alleged that Nemiro failed to timely comply with Bar Counsel’s request for information, as well as provide complete and accurate information during its investigation and previous reinstatement proceeding.
Nemiro chose not to contest the allegations and consented to his disbarment.
Judd S. Nemiro’s disbarment was effective Aug. 4, 2017. He was ordered to pay $1,759.12 for the costs and expenses associated with his disciplinary proceedings to 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.
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The State Bar of Arizona is a non-profit organization that operates under the supervision of the Arizona Supreme Court. The Bar includes approximately 24,500 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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