Former Marshall attorney disbarred by state court

Friday, September 3, 2010

A former Marshall attorney, Renae Lynn Ehler, has been disbarred by the Missouri Supreme Court.

In a ruling made Tuesday, Aug. 31, the Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel noted that Ehler had committed "multiple violations of the rules of professional conduct in her representation of a client in a dissolution proceeding and another client in an unrelated civil case."

The ruling stated that evidence against Ehler showed she failed to comply with professional standards in a number of situations, including

--failing to correctly calculate and deliver the amount of money owed to a client and an opposing party and by failing to provide opposing counsel with requested discovery information to avoid a default judgment against her client,

--failing to pay money owed to a client and an opposing party in a timely fashion,

--failing to provide opposing counsel with discovery information to avoid a default judgment against her client,

--failing to communicate with clients and opposing counsel,

--misappropriating and mishandling client funds,

--failing to properly maintain a client trust account,

--engaging in conduct involving deceit and misrepresentation.

Ehler's license was suspended previously for six months for similar violations of the rules of professional conduct. The court then imposed a two-year term of probation.

"She committed some of the current acts of professional misconduct while she was on probation," according to the ruling. "In light of the severity of her acts of misconduct and this Court's progressive application of discipline, disbarment is appropriate. Therefore, Ms. Ehler is disbarred."

Online:

http://www.courts.mo.gov/file.jsp?id=40906

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  • You know, I bet if I were to do all that I would have to spend time in jail somewhere. Looked to me like there were about eight differant things she failed to do. Some of that sounds like stealing to me. DISBARMENT?

    -- Posted by values on Fri, Sep 3, 2010, at 8:33 AM
  • Let's think about how her poor decisions have affected so many family members and not just her clients. She has children who still live in the community. I know this family well. I hope certain organizations will look at this situation and realize things aren't always what they seem. She lied to the Supreme Court of Missouri and they saw through it. I agree - disbarrment and that's all??? Some of us would be sitting in jail if this were us. I hope her kids can remain strong and push through their Mother's inability to maintain a respectable position within the community. So many lessons to be learned from this. I just hope she can stay out of jail and get some help, for her kids' sake.

    -- Posted by Mogal2010 on Fri, Sep 3, 2010, at 2:47 PM
  • I used her 1X....no complaints.

    -- Posted by EiEiO on Sun, Sep 5, 2010, at 2:39 PM
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