On Tuesday, October 10, 2023, the Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Supreme Court of Arizona issued an Order of Reprimand against Attorney Leila Louise Hale.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Leila Louise Hale,” with case no. PDJ 2023-9069.

This disciplinary action was a result of reciprocal discipline influenced by a prior disciplinary measure taken by the State of Nevada on August 11, 2023. The basis for the reprimand was Hale’s breach of safekeeping property rules and her failure to distribute the remaining settlement funds after her client terminated their association.

Under Arizona’s reciprocal discipline rules, judges can impose the same or similar punishment as was carried out in other states.

Hale was notified of the Arizona proceedings and given 30 days to argue against reciprocal discipline, but she did not object. The Presiding Disciplinary Judge’s order officially reprimands Hale and orders her to pay $1,200 in costs to the State Bar of Arizona within 30 days.

According to avvo.com, Ms. Hale is a car accident attorney in Henderson, Nevada. She attended the University of Idaho College of Law, graduating in 2000. She acquired her law license in Arizona in 2016.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.