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TCL > December 2008 Issue > Disciplinary Case Summaries

December 2008       Vol. 37, No. 12       Page  111
From the Courts
Colorado Disciplinary Cases

Disciplinary Case Summaries

The summaries of disciplinary case Opinions and Conditional Admissions of Misconduct are prepared by the Office of the Presiding Disciplinary Judge (PDJ) and are provided as a service by the Colorado Bar Association (CBA). The CBA cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the summaries.

The full text of the disciplinary Opinions follows the summaries page(s). The summaries and full-text Opinions also are accessible from the CBA website: (click on "Opinions/Rules/Statutes"). Opinions, including exhibits, complaints, amended complaints, and summaries, also are available at the PDJ website,, and on LexisNexis.®

Summary of Decisions Regarding
Conditional Admissions of Misconduct Issued by the PDJ

The PDJ’s approval of a Conditional Admission of Misconduct does not result in a written Opinion but only a brief Order, which does not constitute precedent. Conditional Admissions of Misconduct are public record and are available for review at the Office of the PDJ, 1560 Broadway, Ste. 675, Denver, CO 80202; (303) 866-6658; They also are available on LexisNexis.®

No. 08PDJ074. People v. Cabral. 10/21/2008. Public Censure.

The PDJ approved a Conditional Admission of Misconduct submitted by the parties and publicly censured Alfonso S. Cabral, attorney registration number 18328. The sanction was effective October 21, 2008.

On December 18, 2007, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit publicly censured respondent after he failed to zealously represent his client in an appeal and failed to respond to a show cause order issued by the court in the disciplinary proceeding. Respondent’s misconduct violated Colo. RPC 1.1 and 1.3, and constituted grounds for the imposition of reciprocal discipline pursuant to C.R.C.P. 251.21(d).

No. 08PDJ020. People v. Callison. 10/21/2008. Two-Year Attorney Suspension.

The PDJ approved a Conditional Admission of Misconduct submitted by the parties and suspended Thomas E. Callison, attorney registration number 17747, from the practice of law for two years. The suspension was effective October 21, 2008.

Respondent represented a variety of professionals facing licensure or disciplinary actions from professional boards with the Colorado State Division of Registrations. He neglected six of his clients for several months and thereafter failed to comply with notice requirements following his administrative suspension from the practice of law and his transfer to disability inactive status. Respondent later continued to represent a client while he was suspended from the practice of law. Respondent’s misconduct constituted grounds for the imposition of discipline pursuant to C.R.C.P. 251.5, and violated Colo. RPC 1.3, 1.4(a), 1.4(b), 1.15(a), 1.16(d), 5.5(a), and 8.4(d).

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