On October 25, 2023, the Presiding Disciplinary Judge Margaret Downie of the Arizona Supreme Court suspended attorney Jonathan David Lee Leitenberger from practicing law for 60 days. This suspension stemmed from Leitenberger’s failure to provide adequate communication, monthly statements, or accountings to his clients.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of a Member of Jonathan David Lee Leitenberger,” with case number PDJ 2023-9057.

According to the filing, Leitenberger violated Rule 42- Arizona Rules of Professional Conduct, including ER 1.3, ER 1.4, ER 1.6, ER 1.7, ER1.15, ER 3.2, ER 3.4(c), ER 8.4(d), ER 8.1(b), and Rule 54(c) and (d).

Leitenberger was found to have neglected his clients, failed to provide regular communication, and failed to provide necessary monthly statements and accountings in two separate family law cases. He also applied one client’s deposit against another’s bill without proper disclosure and authorization. Furthermore, he repeatedly failed to cooperate with the disciplinary authorities, including ignoring a subpoena and failing to provide requested information.

As a result, the hearing panel has suspended Leitenberger from practicing law for 60 days, effective November 16, 2023, with probation terms upon reinstatement, including restitution to clients and cost payment. Failure to comply may lead to more severe sanctions.

According to Avvo, Mr. Leitenberger is a family attorney in Tucson, Arizona. He attended Arizona University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law graduating in 2017. He acquired his law license in Arizona in 2019.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.