Wilkinson, a Lawyer Who Practiced While Suspended Can’t Undo Disbarment
On August 14, 2017, Kristin Diane Wilkinson [#24037708], 54, of Houston, was disbarred. The 284th District Court of Montgomery County found that Wilkinson committed a serious crime or committed any other criminal act that reflected adversely on her honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a lawyer in other respects; engaged in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation; and violated a disciplinary judgment.
Wilkinson violated Rules 8.04(a)(2), 8.04(a)(3), and 8.04(a)(7). She was ordered to pay $25,170.08 in attorneys’ fees.Wilkinson has filed a notice of appeal which has now been dismissed. Wilkinson is Disbarred.
Texas High Court Rejects Attack On State Bar of Texas Commission for Lawyer Discipline
Wilkinson said she was disappointed with the high court’s decision.
“It’s frustrating …”
The case is Kristin Wilkinson v. State Bar of Texas Commission for Lawyer Discipline and Nancy Ashcraft in her Official Capacity, case number 13-0580 in the Supreme Court of Texas
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In re Kristin Diane Wilkinson (2013)
On July 26, 2013 the Board of Disciplinary Appeals revoked the probation of attorney Kristin Diane Wilkinson, 49, State Bar of Texas Card No. 24037708 and suspended her from the practice of law for two years, beginning July 26, 2013 and ending July 25, 2015.
On or about January 21, 2011 the District 4E State Bar of Texas grievance committee signed a 48 month partially probated suspension against Ms. Wilkinson.
The judgment found that Wilkinson committed professional misconduct by violating the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct and suspended her from the practice of law for two years with the last 24 months of the suspension, beginning May 1, 2013 and ending on May 1, 2015, probated on certain terms and conditions.
The Board of Disciplinary Appeals found that Wilkinson materially violated the terms and conditions of the default judgment of probated suspension, including, among other violations, by failing to pay attorney’s fees and by failing to pay restitution. BODA cause number 52540.
Ms. Wilkinson has appealed this matter to the Supreme Court of Texas, case no. 13-0616. The Supreme Court affirmed the Board’s decision on March 21, 2014.
Kristin Wilkinson v. Comm’n for Lawyer Discipline (2012)
On February 1, 2012 the Board of Disciplinary Appeals affirmed the judgment of partially probated suspension of Houston attorney Kristin Diane Wilkinson, 48, State Bar of Texas Card No. 24037708 signed by the District 4E Evidentiary Panel of the State Bar of Texas on January 21, 2011 in case no. H0080827321.
Wilkinson remains on active suspension until April 30, 2013 with the remainder probated until May 1, 2015. BODA cause number 48195.
Wilkinson appealed the judgment of the Board of Disciplinary Appeals to the Supreme Court of Texas. On August 31, 2012, the Supreme Court affirmed the judgment.