On Tuesday, February 21, 2023, the Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Supreme Court of Arizona publicly reprimanded Las Vegas attorney Luis A. Ayon, Jr. in relation to the latter’s discipline in the state of Nevada.
The case is styled “In the Matter of Luis A. Ayon, Jr.” and was brought by the State Bar of Arizona under Case #PDJ 2023-9003.
According to the court filing, on January 12, 2023, the Disciplinary Clerk received a certified copy of the State Bar of Nevada – Southern Nevada Disciplinary Board’s “Conditional Guilty Plea in Exchange for a Stated Form of Discipline” dated March 18, 2020.
Ayon’s discipline in Nevada stemmed from his violation of the Rules of Professional Conduct governing communication with clients and fairness to opposing parties and counsel. The Court found that Ayon have lied in the settlement statement that all of the individual clients would appear at the scheduled settlement conference when in fact, he had not communicated with said clients about the conference. Ayon was further found to have lied to the Court when he told that the absent client’s failure to appear for the conference was because they were out of the country.
The filing states:
“By order filed January 18, 2023, the Presiding Disciplinary Judge (PDJ) directed the parties to submit memoranda based on the State Bar of Nevada Southern NevadaDisciplinary Board’sorder dated May 20, 2020. The StateBar timely responded, requesting imposition of the same discipline in Arizona–a reprimand. Nothing was received from Respondent Luis A. Ayon, Jr.”
Accordingly, the Presiding Judge concluded that Ayon’s misconduct committed in Nevada would also warrant the imposition of identical discipline in Arizona.
The Disposition reads:
“IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Respondent is reprimanded and ordered to pay the State Bar’s costs and expenses in the sum of $1,200.00 within 30 days.”
As of today, Mr. Luis A. Ayon, Jr. practices in Las Vegas, Nevada. According to his LinkedIn profile, Ayon is the owner of the law firm Southwest Injury Law. He graduated from Boston University School of Law in 2003. He has been admitted to the state bars of Arizona and Nevada.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.