The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled that Atlanta City Councilman H. Lamar Willis can no longer practice law. Max Blau of Creative Loafing has the details:
The Georgia Supreme Court this morning ordered the 12-year council vet and private attorney be disbarred following ethics violations that took place in July 2011 when Willis deposited $30,000 of a client’s personal injury settlement into his personal bank account.
According to the court’s opinion, Willis showed “extreme disregard of his duty to safeguard the property of a client,” obstructed the the court’s proceedings by not responding to a formal complaint, and showed “indifference” to paying back the money he owed.
Willis still has his City Council pay to fall back on. Good thing that the council voted themselves a fifty percent pay raise last December.