On Tuesday, January 13, 2023, the Supreme Court of Illinois denied the Petition for the reinstatement of  Chicago attorney Pamela D. Lucas.

The case is entitled “In the matter of Pamela D. Lucas” with case no. 030423.

On September 2, 2022, the Review Board of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission denied the Petition for Reinstatement of the respondent. The Respondent was initially engaged in misconduct in 2001 involving a personal injury lawsuit that resulted in her suspension for three (3) years. Following that suspension, the respondent filed a Petition for Reinstatement. However, the Hearing Board stated that the respondent failed to prove that she is rehabilitated and that she meets the requirements for the said reinstatement.

The filing states:

“In sum, we agree with the Hearing Board that Petitioner failed to prove by clear and convincing evidence that she should be reinstated at this time. Petitioner’s misconduct was serious; she failed to recognize the nature and seriousness of her wrongdoing; and she failed to establish that she is rehabilitated. Considering these factors and the record as a whole, we conclude that Petitioner’s request to be reinstated should be denied at this time. For the foregoing reasons, we affirm the Hearing Board’s findings regarding reinstatement, and recommend that Petitioner not be reinstated to the practice of law at this time.”

Consistent with the findings of the Review Board and the Hearing Board, the Supreme Court of Illinois denied the Petition for Reinstatement of the respondent.

The Disposition states:

“Motion by the Administrator of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission to approve and confirm the report and recommendation of the Review Board. Allowed. The petition by Pamela D. Lucas for reinstatement to the roll of attorneys licensed to practice law in Illinois pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 767. Denied.”

As of today, Ms. Lucas’ info can be found on Lawyerfindlaw.com. She practices in Chicago, Illinois. She was licensed to practice in Illinois.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.