Attorney Lance M. Haley of Overland Park, Kansas, no longer is on probation following a Jan. 26 Missouri Supreme Court order thatfound he completed the terms of his probation after more than a decade of discipline.
In its brief order, the state high court terminated Haley's probation and ordered he pays costs in the matter. Haley was admitted to the Missouri bar Sept. 21, 1990, according to his profile at the Missouri Bar's website.
Haley was suspended in January 2007 with no application for reinstatement to be entertained until he had been reinstated to practice before the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, according to the office of the chief disciplinary counsel's 2006 and 2007 reports. Haley's suspension was the result of the court finding him in violation of professional conduct rules that require an attorney act with reasonable diligence and promptness in representing a client, expedite litigation and not engage in misconduct.
Haley had been disbarred from practice before the U.S. Eighth Circuit by an order of that court issued in November 2006, which was amended in January the following year, according to the Missouri Supreme Court's Jan. 30, 2007, corrected order. In its amended order, the Eighth Circuit vacated its previous order and suspended Haley for a minimum of one year, commencing from the date of its November order, according to the Missouri high court's corrected order.
A few years later, Haley applied for reinstatement but in June 2012 he voluntarily withdrew his application for reinstatement, according to the office of the chief disciplinary counsel's 2012 report. Haley tried again, and in spring 2015 his petition for reinstatement was sustained by the Missouri Supreme Court, which reinstated Haley as a member of the Missouri Bar in good standing and placed him on two years probation, according to the high court's April 28, 2015 order. That order also required that Haley pay costs.