August 16, 2022

Kansas lawyer disbarred for ‘ghosting’ clientele, the courts and investigators

SALINA, Kan. (KSNT) — A Salina legal professional has been disbarred for “ghosting” his consumers, the courts, and investigators in instances that date again as considerably as 2017, in accordance to courtroom directors. The Kansas Supreme Courtroom disbarred James D. Sweet in an view filed Friday.

The Deputy Disciplinary Administrator Kathleen Lippert explained the disbarment stems from two grievances filed by two purchasers representing four different civil circumstances.

Lippert appeared before the Kansas Supreme Court and outlined a record of issues versus Sweet, stating the investigation experienced lasted 5 months and Sweet had by no means achieved with an investigator.

Sweet experienced been employed to defend a bar proprietor discovered only as E.G. and another customer identified as J.M. in a few civil satisfies. The two clients claimed Sweet unsuccessful to seem for courtroom hearings, unsuccessful to put together for hearings, and unsuccessful to tell consumers of settlement offers.

Despite the fact that Sweet was presented an chance to surface by Zoom videoconference, he notified the court he would not be equipped to seem for a listening to.

Sweet faced both disbarment or indefinite suspension. The courtroom chose to disbar Sweet.

The respondent’s actions and inactions squandered methods of the trial court docket and the investigators. More importantly, those people things respondent did and unsuccessful to do caused great financial and psychological damage to his shoppers.”

The Kansas Supreme Court

The court ordered Sweet to address the charge of the proceedings.