Missouri Supreme Court disciplines Columbia attorney

By Karen Kidd | Nov 1, 2017

A Columbia attorney's voluntary surrender of his law license was among attorney disciplines handed down by the Missouri Supreme Court in October, according to information released by the state high court during the month.

A Columbia attorney's voluntary surrender of his law license was among attorney disciplines handed down by the Missouri Supreme Court in October, according to information released by the state high court during the month.

Ronald H. Bartlett, who surrendered his law license, according to information filed with the high court in August, was then disbarred following an Oct. 5 court order. Bartlett admitted to violating rules of professional conduct, according to the order.

St. Louis attorneys Shannon Lee Cashion and Timothy Palmer Gilmore were disbarred by default following separate Oct. 5 Missouri Supreme Court orders. The high court issued those orders after the chief disciplinary counsel advised the court of its investigative findings of probable cause to believe Cashion and Gilmore were individually guilty of professional misconduct.

Carbondale, Illinois, attorney Edward Dorsey was reciprocally suspended following an Oct. 5 Missouri Supreme Court order. Dorsey's suspension in Missouri has an effective date of Jan. 8, 2017 and he does not have leave to apply for reinstatement until a year from that date, according to the Missouri high court's order. Dorsey was suspended 18 months following a May 18, 2016 Illinois Supreme Court order for allegedly converting funds owed to client medical providers and endorsing a settlement check with the signature of a medical provider without that provider's permission, according to the Illinois State Bar's announcement. The suspension was effective June 8, 2016. Dorsey was admitted to the bar in Illinois 1993, according to the Illinois State Bar's announcement.


St. Louis attorney Wayne Richard Brewster was suspended by default and indefinitely following an Oct. 31 Missouri Supreme Court Order after the high court found probable cause that Brewster was guilty of professional misconduct. Brewster will not be allowed to apply for reinstatement for two years, according to the order.

Clayton attorney Alan W. Cohen and Troy attorney Henry Joseph Vogelman were disbarred by default following separate Oct. 31 Missouri Supreme Court orders after the high court found probable cause that both were guilty of professional misconduct.

In another order, St. Louis attorney Deanna A. Foley has been reinstated to law practice following an Oct. 30 Missouri Supreme Court order. Foley had been suspended following a May 2016 Missouri Supreme Court order for allegedly violating rules of professional conduct.

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