We’re highlighting Texas lawyers who are serial offenders yet they continually dodge justice care of the disciplinary committee lawyers appointed by the State of Texas. It’s quite shocking. Y’all hang on to your stirrups for this wild ride.
There has been five cases of misconduct for Edinbug lawyer Alamia. We focus on ‘slaps’ 3-5 below for Attorney Richard Alamia – which comprise of 3 individual cases and complaints by real people. They are Dunkum, Morales and Mendoza. Here’s how the summary of the sanctions looks;
1 August 2020 – July 31, 2021 (1 year) for Dunkum case;
1 August 2019 – July 31, 2021 (2 years) for Mendoza case;
1 August 2019 – July 31, 2021 (2 years) for Morales case.
30 day active suspensions, which we call a vacation month, neatly applied over 2 years;
In the Mendoza case, active 30 day vacation period 1 Aug. 2019 – 31 Aug. 2019
In the Morales case, active 30 day vacation 1 Aug. 2020 – 31 Aug. 2020 (exactly a year later)
You’ll also note that the 5 years of pretty much fully probated suspensions is actually only 2 years in total for the 3 individual client complaints, from August 2019 till July 2021.
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We haven’t even discussed the crimes committed by rogue lawyer and serial offender Richard Alamia, of Edinburg, Texas, which include theft of client funds, forgery, fraud and more…
Y’all can read the judgments which we’ve included below.
Is this acceptable discipline?
Heck no, but this is Texas Law by the Texas incumbents we have right now.
SLAP #5 OF EDINBURG LAYWER RICHARD ALMANIA’s COLORFUL PAST
On September 26, 2019, Richard R. Alamia [#00964200], 73, of Edinburg, accepted a 12-month fully probated suspension effective August 1, 2020.
An evidentiary panel of the District 12 Grievance Committee found that Alamia failed to keep a client reasonably informed, failed to safeguard client funds in a trust or escrow account, and failed to render a full accounting of client funds.
Alamia violated Rules 1.03(b), 1.14(a), and 1.14(b).
He was ordered to pay $1,800 in restitution.
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— LawsInTexas (@lawsintexasusa) December 8, 2019
Meanwhile in #TEXAS : Judges Who Violated State Laws and Denied Citizens and Residents of Texas their Legal Rights and Access to Justice Have their Sanctions Deleted from the TCJC Website #AuditTexas #RESTORETX https://t.co/hItn500Svi pic.twitter.com/KA7WwBuVme
— LawsInTexas (@lawsintexasusa) December 9, 2019