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.
John David Du Wors (WSBA No. 33987, admitted 2003) of Bainbridge Island, was suspended for six months, effective 8/24/2023, by order of the Washington Supreme Court. Du Wors’ conduct violated the following Rules of Professional Conduct: 8.4(c) (Dishonesty, Fraud, Deceit or Misrepresentation), 8.4(d) (Prejudicial to the Admin of Justice), 8.4(i) (Moral Turpitude, Corruption or Disregard of Rule of Law).
In relation to his handling of an automobile accident and related insurance claim, Du Wors stipulated to suspension for: 1) committing acts that resulted in Du Wors’ conviction for hit and run – unattended vehicle, and conviction for driving under the influence; 2) making false statements to the police; and 3) making false statements to his insurance company regarding the hit and run and regarding Du Wors’ insurance claim.
Marsha Matsumoto and Marina Busse acted as disciplinary counsel. Todd Maybrown represented respondent. Anthony A. Russo was the hearing officer. Joseph M. Mano Jr. was the settlement hearing officer. The online version of Washington State Bar News contains links to the following documents: Order Approving Stipulation; Stipulation to Suspension; and Washington Supreme Court Order.
Brian M. Solodky (WSBA No. 36540, admitted 2005) of Portland, OR, was suspended for 30 days, effective 8/05/2023, by order of the Washington Supreme Court imposing reciprocal discipline in accordance with an order of the Supreme Court of the State of Oregon. For more information, see www.osbar.org/members/membersearch_display.asp?b=975232&s=1. Henry Cruz acted as disciplinary counsel. David J. Elkanich represented respondent. The online version of Washington State Bar News contains a link to the following document: The Washington Supreme Court Order.
Robert Patrick Brouillard (WSBA No. 19786, admitted 1990) of Shoreline, was reprimanded, effective 6/28/2023, by order of the chief hearing officer. Brouillard’s conduct violated the following Rules of Professional Conduct: 1.15A (Safeguarding Property), 1.15B (Required Trust Account Records).
In relation to his handling of his trust account, Brouillard stipulated to reprimand for: 1) failing to maintain client funds in a trust account, as evidenced by the shortages in his trust account, and transferring funds from the trust account to the general account before disbursing funds to clients and third persons; 2) disbursing funds from the trust account before the deposited funds cleared the banking process in a client’s matter; 3) disbursing funds in excess of the amounts on deposit for a client and on deposit for himself, and using other clients’ funds to cover the disbursements; 4) making cash withdrawals from the trust account; 5) failing to maintain a trust account check register and failing to maintain client ledgers meeting the requirements of RPC 1.15B(a)(2); and 6) failing to perform bank and client ledger reconciliations for the trust account.
Marsha Matsumoto and Kathy Jo Blake acted as disciplinary counsel. Robert Patrick Brouillard 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.