On Tuesday, January 17, 2023, the Supreme Court of Illinois ruled on the motion filed by the Administrator of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC) to approve and confirm the report and recommendation of the Hearing Board concerning the disciplinary charges against Chicago attorney David Kyle Cooper for misconduct.

The case, titled In the Matter of David Kyle Cooper, was brought by the Administrator of the Ilinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission. Case #2021PR00082.

On September 27, 2022, the Hearing Board recommended to the Court that Cooper be suspended from the practice of law for three years and until further order of the Court.

Said recommendation was in consideration of the Complaint filed by the Administrator which alleged Cooper to have failed to hold settlement funds belonging to his client in a client trust account and failed to deliver settlement funds to the client. He was further alleged to have engaged in dishonest conduct by placing his client’s signature on a settlement check without the client’s knowledge or consent. Moreover, Cooper was alleged to have used the settlement funds without authorization from his client.

Accordingly, the Court found it appropriate to grant Administrator’s motion and impose the sanction recommended by the Hearing Board and ruled for Cooper’s suspension from the practice of law for a period of three years and until further order of the Court.

Mr. Cooper has practiced in Chicago, Illinois and he has been licensed in Illinois, license #6277289. Cooper attended DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, graduating in 2002. His info can be found on Avvo.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.