On Friday, September 22, 2023, the Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Supreme Court of Arizona issued an order placing attorney Sally Joyce Nyemba on interim suspension.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Sally Joyce Nyemba” with case No. PDJ 2023-9072.

Nyemba was the subject of four screening investigations by the State Bar. She failed to respond to the State Bar’s initial screening letters, as well as follow-up “non-response” letters in several cases. Furthermore, she faced federal criminal charges, including violations of 21 U.S.C. 841(a)(l), 841(b)(l)(C), and 846, to which she had entered a guilty plea.

In light of these issues and the personal challenges faced by Ms. Nyemba, an interim suspension was deemed necessary. The order of interim suspension took effect immediately and would remain in force until the final disposition of all pending proceedings against Ms. Nyemba unless it was vacated or modified. Additionally, the State Bar was instructed to proceed expeditiously with any related disciplinary investigations and proceedings.

This interim suspension order was signed by Presiding Disciplinary Judge Margaret H. Downie, and it aimed to protect the interests of clients and the integrity of the legal profession during the ongoing legal proceedings against Ms. Nyemba.

According to Avvo, Ms. Nyemba is a criminal defense attorney in Phoenix, Arizona. She attended the Arizona Summit Law School, graduating in 2016. She acquired her law license in Arizona in 2018.

An original copy of the filing can be found here.