On Monday, June 26, 2023, the Supreme Court of the State of Louisiana publicly reprimanded attorney Richard C. Dalton for his unauthorized settlement of his client’s legal matter, without obtaining their knowledge or consent.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Richard C. Dalton,” and was brought by the Office of the Disciplinary Counsel with case no. 2023-B-00772.

The charges cited Louisiana Rules of Professional Conduct 1.2(a), 1.8(k), and 8.4(a). 

The disciplinary proceedings were initiated by the Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC), and a joint petition for consent discipline was filed, in which Dalton admitted to violating certain Rules of Professional Conduct. The court accepted the petition and ordered Dalton’s public reprimand, along with the requirement to attend the next session of the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Ethics School. Additionally, Dalton is responsible for all costs and expenses incurred in the matter.

The Disposition states:

“IT IS ORDERED that the Petition for Consent Discipline be accepted and that Richard C. Dalton, Louisiana Bar Roll number 23017, be publicly reprimanded. It is further ordered that the respondent shall attend the next – scheduled session of the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Ethics School.”

Mr. Dalton practices in Carencro, Louisiana. He is licensed in Louisiana. His info can be found on facebook.com.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.