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An Emphasis on Ethics and Professionalism
All complaints regarding attorneys must be received in writing. The complaint form can be downloaded here
Complaints must be sent to:
OFFICE OF DISCIPLINARY COUNSEL
4000 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., Suite 607
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70816
The phone number for the office is (225) 293-3900
The Louisiana Supreme Court continues to address public concerns regarding attorney misconduct. In 1990, Louisiana’s lawyer discipline system became the first in the nation to incorporate the American Bar Association’s Model Rules for Disciplinary Enforcement, the hallmark of which is the use of non-lawyers in the disciplinary process.
The purposes of lawyer discipline proceedings are:
to protect the public
to protect the integrity of the legal system
to ensure the administration of justice
to deter further unethical conduct
to rehabilitate the offending lawyer
to deter unethical behavior by educating other lawyers and the public.
The system is administered by a 14 member statewide Attorney Disciplinary Board, four of whom are public members unaffiliated with the legal profession, assisted by 117 hearing committee members, consisting of 78 attorneys and 39 lay representatives.
LADB is Louisiana’s premiere resource for disciplinary case law.
OFFICE OF THE DISCIPLINARY COUNSEL
LOUISIANA ATTORNEY DISCIPLINARY BOARD
ETHICAL CONDUCT COMPLAINT
NAME OF ATTORNEY:
J Arthur Smith III
Information on Riverstone Residential knowingly exposing tenants to extreme amounts of mold toxins at Toxic Mold Infested Jefferson Lakes Apartments in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Political Action Committee – National Apartment Association (NAA) – files Amicus Brief in mold case (two infant deaths in mold filled apt – Wasatch Prop Mgmt) citing US Chamber/ACOEM ‘litigation defense report’ to disclaim health effects of indoor mold & limit financial risk for industry
A letter to the NAA regarding an email they deleted without reading – please retract your amicus in the Abad case in Arizona – it is fraud by a political action committee, the National Apartment Association, that is furthering another fraud by another political action committee, the US Chamber of Commerce
“Changes in construction methods have caused US buildings to become perfect petri dishes for mold and bacteria to flourish when water is added. Instead of warning the public and teaching physicians that the buildings were causing illness; in 2003 the US Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform, a think-tank, and a workers comp physician trade organization mass marketed an unscientific nonsequitor to the courts to disclaim the adverse health effects to stave off liability for financial stakeholders of moldy buildings. Although publicly exposed many times over the years, the deceit lingers in US courts to this very day.” Sharon Noonan Kramer