JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (St. Louis Record) — St. Louis attorney Bradford C. Emert is no longer on probation following a Nov. 26 Missouri Supreme Court order.
The high court ordered Emert's probation terminated after finding he had successfully completed the probationary period imposed upon him by the court about two years ago. The court's order followed Emert's motion for order of successful completion of probation and the response filed with the court by the of Missouri office of chief disciplinary counsel. Emert also was ordered to pay costs in the matter.
Emert was admitted to the bar in Missouri on Oct. 10, 1986, according to his profile at The Missouri Bar's website.
The state Supreme Court issued its earlier order Nov. 22, 2016, following two sets of allegations. In the first set, Emert was alleged to have failed to perform work, promptly deposit a trust check and keep trust beneficiaries informed. Emert was reprimanded based on those allegations, according to the Supreme Court's 2016 order.
In another set of allegations, the office of chief disciplinary counsel charged Emert with failing to inform clients of a previous suspension, to return their files and to communicate with them.
At the time, the high court handed down a stayed indefinite suspension and placed Emert on two years probation.
"Should probation be revoked and the suspension take effect, no petition for reinstatement shall be entertained for a period of two years from the date the suspension becomes effective," the state Supreme Court said in its 2016 order.
Emert also was ordered to pay fees and costs.
Disciplining Emert was made complicated by his suspension for failure to pay his taxes. As allegations against him moved forward, Emert petitioned to be reinstated to the practice of law in Missouri and the high court sustained his petition subject to discipline being imposed upon him.