Lawyer Gets One-Year Suspension in Louisiana for Case Neglect

An attorney was suspended for more than a year from practicing law in Louisiana after the state’s top court held that he neglected a client matter and failed to promptly return an unearned legal fee.

The Louisiana Supreme Court imposed a suspension for one year and one day against Todd Michael Tyson, who was accused of keeping a client’s funds given to him for efforts in securing a lower bond amount. Tyson didn’t file an answer to the charges, meaning they are deemed to be admitted.

In reaching its conclusion, the Louisiana high court recounted that Tyson had entered into …

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