Skip to main content

IN RE: Jeffrey B. Cooper (2017)

Supreme Court of Indiana.

IN RE: Jeffrey B. Cooper, Respondent

Supreme Court Case Nos. 06S00-1703-DI-139

Decided: May 26, 2017

Published Order Suspending Respondent from the Practice of Law in Indiana for Noncooperation

On March 14, 2017, in Case Nos. 06S00-1703-DI-139 and DI-140, this Court ordered Respondent to show cause why Respondent should not be immediately suspended from the practice of law in this state for failure to cooperate with the Commission's investigation of grievance Nos. 17-0868 and 17-0859 respectively filed against Respondent. Each order required that Respondent show cause in writing within ten days of service of the order. Respondent filed identical responses in each case on April 3, 2017. In both cases, the Commission has filed a “Request for Ruling and to Tax Costs” asserting that Respondent still has not cooperated, to which Respondent has not responded.

Finding Respondent's responses to this Court's show cause orders inadequate and being duly advised, the Court ORDERS in DI-139 and DI-140 that Respondent be suspended from the practice of law for noncooperation with the Commission, effective immediately. Pursuant to Admission and Discipline Rule 23(10.1)(c)(3), the suspension in each case shall continue until the Executive Director of the Disciplinary Commission certifies to the Court that Respondent has cooperated fully with the investigation or until further order of this Court, provided there are no other suspensions then in effect. Respondent is ordered to fulfill the duties of a suspended attorney under Admission and Discipline Rule 23(26).

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, pursuant to Admission and Discipline Rule 23(10.1)(d), that Respondent reimburse the Disciplinary Commission $521.32 for the costs of prosecuting the proceeding in DI-139. The Court declines to separately order a reimbursement of costs in DI-140.

Loretta H. Rush Chief Justice of Indiana

All Justices concur.

Was this helpful?

Thank you. Your response has been sent.

Welcome to FindLaw's Cases & Codes

A free source of state and federal court opinions, state laws, and the United States Code. For more information about the legal concepts addressed by these cases and statutes visit FindLaw's Learn About the Law.

Go to Learn About the Law
IN RE: Jeffrey B. Cooper (2017)

Docket No: Supreme Court Case Nos. 06S00-1703-DI-139

Decided: May 26, 2017

Court: Supreme Court of Indiana.

Get a profile on the #1 online legal directory

Harness the power of our directory with your own profile. Select the button below to sign up.

Sign up

Learn About the Law

Get help with your legal needs

FindLaw’s Learn About the Law features thousands of informational articles to help you understand your options. And if you’re ready to hire an attorney, find one in your area who can help.

Learn more about the law
Copied to clipboard