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Longtime Riverside attorney on probation follow fee issues


By Karen Kidd | Nov 4, 2019


JEFFERSON CITY (St. Louis Record) — Longtime Riverside attorney Patrick Michael Davis is on probation following a Oct. 29 Missouri Supreme Court order over issues with fees and other allegations.

The Supreme Court placed Davis on stayed indefinite suspension and 18 months' conditional probation that began the date of the court's 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 order said. The state high court also ordered Davis to pay $1,500 to the advisory committee, in addition to costs.

Davis was alleged to have violated professional conduct rules regarding fees, fairness to opposing party and counsel, and respect to the rights of third parties.

The order did not provide additional information or details about the allegations against Davis.

Davis, a senior partner at Davis | Pingel in Kansas City where he practices domestic relations law throughout greater Kansas City, was admitted to the bar in Missouri on April 29, 1988, according to his profile at The Missouri Bar's website.

Before he became an attorney, Davis was a paramedic and a respiratory therapist at a Kansas City-are medical center, according to his bio at the Davis | Pingel website. Davis earned a bachelor's degree in nursing and subsequently worked as a trauma nurse at a Kansas City-area Level I trauma center, according to the bio.

Since his admission to the bar, Davis law career has included cases before "courts at all levels" in Missouri, including the state Supreme Court, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the bio said.

His current family law practice includes divorce, court order modification, child custody and visitation, child support, paternity, domestic violence, adoption, guardianships and conservatorships and grandparent's rights, according to the bio.

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