Two attorneys reinstated, one suspended in Missouri July disciplines

By Karen Kidd | Aug 13, 2017

Two attorneys were reinstated to practice law and a third was suspended in disciplinary cases that came before the Missouri Supreme Court in July, according to the Missouri State Bar's website.

Kansas City attorney Elizabeth A. Hueben has been reinstated as a member of the Missouri Bar in good standing following about a year of reciprocal suspension after she was disciplined by the Kansas State Supreme Court in 2015. In October of that year, Hueben received two years' suspended suspension and two years' supervised probation over "ethical issues involve drug and alcohol abuse/convictions and her recovery with the help of KALAP [Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program]", according to a Kansas State Bar announcement at the time.

The Missouri Supreme Court handed down its order for reciprocal suspension in June of the following year, pursuant to Rule 5.20 in Missouri, which covers reciprocal discipline for misconduct.

Her reinstatement in Missouri was announced July 13.

In an unrelated discipline, St. Louis attorney Steven Dyer was placed on interim suspension for alleged professional misconduct, said the the Missouri Supreme Court order announced July 12. The court determined there is probable cause to believe Dyer "poses a substantial threat of irreparable harm to the public", according to the order.

"The court now being fully advised of and concerning the premises does adjudge that probable cause exists that [Dyer] has committed professional misconduct and, therefore, poses a substantial threat of irreparable harm to the public," the order said.

Dyer's suspension from practicing law in Missouri was effective immediately, according to the order.

In a third case before the Missouri Supreme Court in July, North Kansas City immigration attorney Allan H. Bell was reinstated after successfully completing a probation that began in 2015, following alleged rules violations.

Bell filed a motion with the high court for order or successful completion of probation, according to the Missouri Supreme Court's July 19 order. The court took into consideration the chief disciplinary counsels response to Bell's motion and then ordered that Bell's probationary period had been successfully completed, according to the order.

Bell had been disciplined by the Missouri Supreme Court in September 2015 for allegedly violating rules of professional conduct.

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