Suspended Forsyth attorney disbarred by default over unspecified misconduct rules violations

By Karen Kidd | Mar 15, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – Suspended Forsyth attorney Marcus A. Glass was disbarred by default following a March 5 Missouri Supreme Court order over unspecified professional conduct rules violations.

The state Supreme Court handed down its order following "information" filed with the court by the office of chief disciplinary counsel and an investigation that found "there is probable cause to believe respondent, Marcus A. Glass, is guilty of professional misconduct," the order said.

Glass failed to timely file an answer to allegations against him, though he "was properly served," and default was entered against him, the order said.

Glass was indefinitely suspended following an April 20 Supreme Court order after the  office of chief disciplinary counsel moved for the discipline. The chief disciplinary counsel advised the court "there is sufficient evidence to demonstrate probable cause that (Glass) is guilty of multiple instances of professional misconduct in violation of Supreme Court Rule 4," the high court's April order in his case said.

Supreme Court Rule 4 covers a broad range of professional misconduct.

Glass' suspension was effective immediately and he was ordered to pay all costs in the matter.

Glass already was under suspension for noncompliance with continuing legal education requirements and his file includes documents that are under seal and will not be made public without a court order, according to docket entries for the proceedings.

Notices and other documents related to disciplinary proceedings against Glass have been sent to his addresses of record in Forsyth and Bloomfield but must have been returned marked "Unclaimed," "Return to Sender" and "Unable to forward," according to the docket entries.

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