The Supreme Court of Louisiana announced on October 10, 2023, that it has accepted a joint petition for consent discipline regarding attorney Raleigh Lawrence Ohlmeyer, III. The petition was submitted jointly by the Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC) and Ohlmeyer prior to the ODC filing any formal charges.
The case is entitled “In the Matter of Raleigh Lawrence Ohlmeyer, III,” with case number 2023-B-1164.
The ODC had commenced an investigation into allegations that Ohlmeyer failed to place an advance deposit into his client trust account and failed to timely refund an unearned fee. As part of the consent discipline, Ohlmeyer has been suspended from the practice of law for one year and one day. However, the entirety of this suspension will be deferred as long as Ohlmeyer successfully completes a two-year period of supervised probation.
The probationary period will begin once Ohlmeyer, his probation monitor, and the ODC execute a formal probation plan. During the probation, Ohlmeyer must comply with all conditions set forth in the petition for consent discipline. Any failure by Ohlmeyer to comply with the probation conditions or further misconduct during the period could lead to the deferred suspension being made executory or additional discipline.
The Supreme Court’s order also requires Ohlmeyer to pay all costs and expenses related to the matter, with legal interest accruing 30 days from the judgment date.
According to Avvo, Mr. Ohlmeyer is a criminal defense attorney in New Orleans, Louisiana. He attended Loyola University New Orleans and graduated in 2001, the same year he acquired his law license in Louisiana.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.