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.
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Summary of Decision Issued by the PDJ
No. 08PDJ082. People v. Evanson. 08/04/2009. Attorney Disbarred.
Following a default sanctions hearing pursuant to C.R.C.P. 251.5(b), the PDJ disbarred Dennis Blaine Evanson, attorney registration number 20599, from the practice of law. The disbarment was effective September 4, 2009.
A federal jury convicted respondent of conspiracy to commit tax fraud, tax evasion, and aiding and assisting in the preparation of a false income tax return. The facts admitted by default proved violations of Colo. RPC 8.4(b) and C.R.C.P. 251.5(b). Respondent failed to answer the complaints or otherwise participate in these proceedings, and therefore also failed to present any mitigating evidence. Accordingly, the PDJ found no adequate basis to depart from the presumptive sanction of disbarment.
Summary of Decision 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; www.coloradosupremecourt.com/PDJ/pdj.htm. They also are available on LexisNexis.®
No. 09PDJ078. People v. Clark, Jr. 09/9/2009. Attorney Suspended for Two Years.
The PDJ approved a Conditional Admission of Misconduct submitted by the parties and suspended Glen B. Clark, Jr., attorney registration number 01473, from the practice of law for two years. The suspension was effective September 9, 2009.
In June 2009, respondent pled guilty to one count of second-degree "Possession of a Forged Instrument," a class 2 misdemeanor, after he knowingly submitted a parking easement to the Town of Parker, allegedly executed by both parties. Respondent’s misconduct constituted grounds for the imposition of discipline pursuant to C.R.C.P. 251.5, and violated Colo. RPC 8.4(b) and (c) and C.R.C.P. 251.5(b).