St. Louis attorney receives stayed indefinite suspension, O'Fallon attorney reinstated in separate orders

By Karen Kidd | Nov 21, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY — St. Louis attorney Raymund Jared Capelovitch has received a stayed suspension and O'Fallon attorney Charles Christopher Lozano has been reinstated following separate Missouri Supreme Court orders handed down this month.

The high court handed down a stayed indefinite suspension of Capelovitch's license to practice law in Missouri and placed him on a year of probation. His probationary period was set to begin from the date of the court's Nov. 21 order.

"Should probation be revoked and the suspension take effect, no petition for reinstatement shall be entertained for a period of one year from the date the suspension becomes effective," the court's order said.

The court's order followed stipulation and statement of acceptance of the disciplinary hearing panel decision filed by parties in the matter. The high court found Capelovitch violated professional conduct rules regarding communication, safekeeping property, bar admission and disciplinary matters and misconduct.

The court also ordered Capelovitch to pay $1,500 to the advisory committee and all costs in the matter.

Capelovitch was admitted to the bar in Missouri on April 19, 1991, according to his profile at the Missouri Bar's website.

In an unrelated order handed down by the Missouri Supreme Court on Nov. 5, the high court reinstated Lozano following his suspension in January 2011 for nonpayment of enrollment fees. Lozano has paid all delinquent enrollment fees and penalties, according to the high court's order. Lazano also has complied with court rules regarding continuing legal education and has presented sufficient evidence that has resolved the matter of his suspensions for failure to pay tax. The high court's order reinstated Lozano as a member of the Missouri Bar in good standing.

Lazono was admitted to the bar in Missouri on May 1, 1990, according to his profile at the Missouri Bar's website.

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