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No. 08PDJ109. People v. Standley. 12/08/2008. Sixty-Day Attorney Suspension Stayed Pending Two-Year Probation.
The PDJ approved a Conditional Admission of Misconduct submitted by the parties and suspended James J. Standley, attorney registration number 18427, from the practice of law for sixty days. All of the suspension was stayed pending the successful completion of a two-year period of probation. The sanction was effective December 8, 2008.
Respondent failed to supervise contractors regarding collection work they performed on his behalf. His failure to supervise resulted in numerous debtors feeling embarrassed, insulted, and frustrated. Respondent also knowingly failed to take action in a client matter, which led to the dismissal of the case. His 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), 1.16(d), 4.4, and 5.3.