On Thursday, September 21, 2023, the Supreme Court of Illinois ordered the removal of Ian Louis Erdos’ name from the roll of attorneys licensed to practice law in the state. The order was entered following a motion by Erdos to strike his name from the list pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 762(a).

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Ian Louis Erdos,” with case no. 2023PR00027.

The charges against Erdos include conversion of $253,089.95 of trust funds, false statements, and charging and collecting an unreasonable fee. The alleged misconduct occurred between July 8, 2011, and August 25, 2017, while Erdos was serving as co-trustee of the Miriam Tessler Herskovics Trust.

According to the charges, Erdos used a Bank Financial account that he controlled to withdraw funds from the trust without authorization or notice to the co-trustee or beneficiaries. He also allegedly prepared a false mortgage document to secure a purported loan from the trust.

The disciplinary hearing is based on a petition filed by Jerome Larkin, Administrator of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, on May 23, 2023. The petition alleges that Erdos’s actions violated Supreme Court Rule 762(a) and charged him with conversion, false statements, and charging and collecting an unreasonable fee. In relation to this, Edros filed a motion requesting that his name be stricken from the roll. In response, the Supreme Court of Illinois granted the said motion.

The order states:

“Motion by Ian Louis Erdos to strike his name from the roll of attorneys licensed to practice law in Illinois pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 762(a). Allowed. Effective immediately.”

According to avvo.com, Mr. Erdos is a corporate and incorporation attorney in Chicago, Illinois. He acquired his law license in Illinois in 1991. 

A copy of the original filing can be found here.