THESE NOTICES OF THE IMPOSITION OF DISCIPLINARY SANCTIONS AND ACTIONS are published pursuant to Rule 3.5(c) of the Washington Supreme Court Rules for Enforcement of Lawyer Conduct. Active links to directory listings, RPC definitions, and documents related to the disciplinary matter can be found at the links below or by looking up the respondent in the legal directory on the WSBA website (www.wsba.org) and then scrolling down to “Discipline History.”
As some WSBA members share the same or similar names, please read all disciplinary notices carefully for names, cities, and bar numbers.
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Sara M. Herr-Waldroup (WSBA No. 43782, admitted 2011) of Spokane, was suspended for 60 days, effective 12/07/2022, by order of the Washington Supreme Court. Herr-Waldroup’s conduct violated the following Rules of Professional Conduct: 1.3 (Diligence), 1.4 (Communication), 3.2 (Expediting Litigation), 4.1 (Truthfulness in Statements to Others), 8.4(c) (Dishonesty, Fraud, Deceit or Misrepresentation).
In relation to her representation of a client in a disability matter before the Social Security Administration, Herr-Waldroup stipulated to suspension for: 1) making false statements to the client; 2) making false statements of material fact to a third person in the course of representing the client; and 3) failing to file the appeal in the client’s disability matter.
Henry Cruz acted as disciplinary counsel. Sara M. Herr-Waldroup represented herself. The online version of Washington State Bar News contains links to the following documents: Disciplinary Board Order Approving Stipulation; Stipulation to Suspension; and Washington Supreme Court Order.
Andrew Y. Kim (WSBA No. 21959, admitted 1992) of Everett, was reprimanded, effective 12/15/2022, by order of the chief hearing officer. Kim’s conduct violated the following Rules of Professional Conduct: 1.3 (Diligence), 1.4 (Communication), 3.2 (Expediting Litigation), 8.4(l) ELC violation.
In relation to his representation of a client in a family law matter, Kim stipulated to reprimand for: 1) failing to reasonably communicate with the client regarding the status of the case, including that it had been dismissed; 2) failing to complete the client’s case for over 18 months, and failing to effectuate service; and 3) failing to promptly respond to ODC’s request for a copy of the client’s file.
Erica Temple acted as disciplinary counsel. Andrew Y. Kim represented himself. The online version of Washington State Bar News contains links to the following documents: Order Approving Stipulation; Stipulation to Reprimand; and Notice of Reprimand.
Andra Ruth Blondin (WSBA No. 28268, admitted 1998) of Longview, is suspended from the practice of law in the state of Washington pending the outcome of disciplinary proceedings, effective 12/01/2022, by order of the Washington Supreme Court. This is not a disciplinary sanction.