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Three attorneys disciplined in separate Missouri Supreme Court orders


By Karen Kidd | Jul 10, 2018

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JEFFERSON CITY (St. Louis Record) – The Missouri Supreme Court recently handed down disciplinary actions against three attorneys; one was disbarred, another suspended and the third placed on probation.

All three orders were issued July 3 by Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Zel M. Fischer.

Florissant attorney Steven Edward Dyer has been disbarred by default following a Missouri Supreme Court order after a chief disciplinary counsel investigation found probable cause to believe the attorney is guilty of professional misconduct. Dyer's disbarment by default was entered after he failed to timely file an answer or other response to the chief disciplinary counsel's allegations.

Dyer also was ordered to pay costs in the matter.

Dyer was placed on interim suspension following a Missouri Supreme Court order last July after the high court determined there was probable cause to believe Dyer "poses a substantial threat of irreparable harm to the public," the court's order at the time said. Dyer's suspension was effective immediately.

In an unrelated discipline, attorney Kevin Todd Cure of Galena, Kansas, has been indefinitely suspended following a Missouri Supreme Court order after several DUI convictions, including one last month. The state high court handed down the suspension with no leave to apply for reinstatement for six months from the date of the order.

Cure pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated as a prior offender, a class A misdemeanor, in Jasper County Circuit Court, according to the order. Cure previously pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated in March 2014, also in Jasper County, according to the order. 

"This court is also aware that (Cure) pleaded guilty to the class E felony of driving while intoxicated on June 26, 2018, in Jasper County Circuit Court," the order said.

The high court also ordered Cure to pay costs.

In another unrelated discipline, attorney Hrant Norsigian Jr. of O'Fallon, Illinois, has been placed on 12 months' probation following a Missouri Supreme Court order over allegations he violated professional conduct rules. Norsigian, who was alleged to have violated rules regarding safekeeping of property, was ordered to pay costs in the matter.

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