JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Supreme Court recently ruled to disbar two Missouri Bar-registered attorneys from the practice of law, place one lawyer on an interim suspension and place another attorney on probation in regards to a stayed suspension.
The discipline in each matter was ordered after investigations into complaints made against the attorneys unveiled conduct that was deemed in violation of the Rules Governing the Missouri Board and the Judiciary.
Harold David Nations of Branson was disbarred May 2. A default response was entered on the attorney’s behalf because he did not answer several notices of disciplinary charges sent to him, according to court documents. Nations was charged with failing to diligently represent or communicate with clients, charging unreasonable fees, failing to safe-keep third party property in his client trust account and failing to cooperate with a Missouri Bar investigation.
Jefferson City attorney Eldon L. Boisseau was disbarred following a May 2 court order. Boisseau had previously been serving an interim suspension for criminal conduct, court records state. In November 2015, Boisseau was sentenced to 30 months in a federal prison for tax evasion of more than $1 million, in which he had his law firm pay personal expenses, including plane tickets to attend a Super Bowl.
On May 4, Mark J. Schultz, a Missouri-licensed attorney in Leawood, Kansas, was placed on an interim suspension. The order was given after Schultz pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud. Schultz, along with a business partner, allegedly engaged in a mail scheme that defrauded their client, a health care corporation, of over $1 million. The Missouri Bar will continue to investigate the matter during the attorney’s suspension to determine if further discipline is warranted.
St. Louis attorney James Windsor Eason was placed on a one-year stayed suspension on May 23. Eason was charged with committing a criminal act of misconduct.