JEFFERSON CITY (St. Louis Record) — Jefferson City attorney Georgia Ann Mathers has been reinstated following her 2013 suspension and O'Fallon attorney Gary Randall Long has been reinstated after resolving a tax issue in separate and recent Missouri Supreme Court orders.
In its order issued Aug. 21, the state Supreme Court approved Mathers' application for reinstatement, following the report and recommendation of the office of chief disciplinary counsel. The order also placed Mathers on three years' probation and required her to pay costs in the matter.
Mathers was suspended following a May 2013 Supreme Court order for allegedly violating rules of professional conduct regarding safekeeping property, bar admission and disciplinary matters. Mather's suspension followed allegations that she used her client trust account as an operating account, routinely allowed earned fees to remain in the trust account, according to the April 2016 edition of the California Bar Journal.
Mathers was admitted to the bar in California Dec. 16, 1991, according to information on her profile at the State Bar of California's website. She was disbarred default in that state in November 2015 after she allegedly failed to respond to disciplinary charges stemming from her discipline in Missouri, according to the California Bar Journal.
In June 2015, the California State Bar Court recommended Mathers' disbarment by default after she allegedly failed to seek to have the default set aside or vacated within 180 days, as required under that state's bar rule of procedure. With that failure, the charges against Mathers were deemed admitted and her disbarment by default followed.
In a separate Supreme Court order issued Aug. 14, Long has been reinstated following his suspension in May over a failure to pay taxes. Long was admitted to the bar in Missouri on Sept. 17, 2003, according to his profile at The Missouri Bar's website.