Atlanta councilman disbarred

Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 10:27 AM
Last updated 7:21 PM
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ATLANTA — The Georgia Supreme Court has ordered the revocation of an Atlanta city councilman’s right to practice law in the state.

The high court issued an opinion Monday finding that Councilman Lamar Willis has violated a number of rules contained in the code of professional conduct that govern the legal profession in the state.

Willis did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment Monday.

The court says Willis’ violations include putting a $30,000 settlement check for a client he represented in a personal injury action into his personal or business account.

The State Bar of Georgia’s review panel had recommended Willis’ disbarment. The panel said Willis’ assertion that depression was the reason for his failure to respond to the formal complaint against him was “not credible.”

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itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 10/07/13 - 10:50 am
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Too bad the city council

Too bad the city council doesn't have rules to dump him too.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 10/07/13 - 01:19 pm
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politician,
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lowyer. How could this schmuck go wrong? And a member of kasim reed's house party?

Ta'sha Barber
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Ta'sha Barber 10/07/13 - 05:12 pm
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Proud Of Lamar!

Kudos to Lamar for apologizing!

GeorgeS
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GeorgeS 10/07/13 - 05:16 pm
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Lamar Willis' remarks struck

Lamar Willis' remarks struck a cord with me. I like what he had to say and I can relate to making mistakes. Who's perfect? No one is. The people elected him, and he's doing a great job so far. I like what he's done for Atlanta.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 10/07/13 - 08:41 pm
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Thieving is not a mistake.

Thieving is not a mistake. It's just being a low life thief. If you steal the instinct to do it again is always there. And that is not to be tolerated....particularly in a lawyer and a politician. People showing this much support for this man explains why we have the caliber of politicians in office today....especially some of our locals.

willie Lee
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willie Lee 10/07/13 - 08:52 pm
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How it Works!
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There is an old saying, “those that can do, those that can’t, teach “. The same goes for attorneys, those that can will hang their shingle and serve the public. Those that can’t hack it, become judges and public servants. Most if not all DA’s were pathetic or never were real attorneys because they could not handle the rigor of real work. The same for judges. Go to the Georgia Supreme court and read some of the outrageous decisions made in the name of “the law”, especially the ones where these self righteous buffoons pass judgment on other attorneys. If a doctor makes a mistake, he is sued and goes on with his life, as it is for every other profession. For some strange reason, the supremes have taken it upon themselves to destroy lives of attorneys in the name of their interpretation of what is right and wrong, with no recourse for the individual that suffers from their wrath. If an attorney makes a mistake, let him be sued, let the public know, and he will change jobs because he has no clients. But don’t place yourself on a pedestal and pass judgment simply because you get paid off and do your dirty deeds behind closed doors.

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