The Commission for Lawyer Discipline filed a petition seeking to revoke the probation of attorney Kevin L. Colbert and suspend his law license for 18 months. The petition was filed on July 11, 2023, with the Board of Disciplinary Appeals (BODA).

The case is entitled “In the matter of Kevin L. Colbert,” with case no. 68044.

Colbert received a fully probated 18-month suspension from an evidentiary panel of the District 9 Grievance Committee in April 2022 after being found in violation of a disciplinary rule related to safekeeping client funds. According to the judgment, Colbert failed to properly disburse $350,000 held in his IOLTA trust account pursuant to the terms of an agreement, resulting in unauthorized transfers and improper self-payment of funds.

The Commission for Lawyer Discipline alleges that Colbert violated multiple terms of his probation, including:

Failing to pay $2,500 in ordered restitution by the January 1, 2023 deadline

Failing to undergo required trust account reviews by a CPA on a quarterly basis

Failing to complete 3 additional hours of CLE in IOLTA accounting by January 1, 2023

Failing to contact the Chief Disciplinary Counsel’s compliance monitor within 7 days of receiving the judgment

“Respondent violated the above-noted terms of the fully probated suspension in the following manner,” the petition states.

If BODA finds the alleged violations occurred, Colbert faces revocation of his probation and suspension of his law license for the full 18-month term initially imposed.

The judgment and petition for revocation illustrate the seriousness of complying with all conditions imposed when attorney discipline is probated. Colbert now faces suspension of his law license for conduct that occurred three years ago if the alleged violations are proven.

Mr. Colbert practices in Houston, Texas. He is licensed in Texas. His info can be found on texasbar.com.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.