On September 21, 2023, the Illinois Supreme Court disbarred attorney Karen Linden Boscamp for dishonest use of the client’s assets for personal purposes.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Karen Linden Boscamp,” and was brought by the Administrator of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, case no. 2022PR00070.

The charges cited Boscamp’s violation of Rules 3.3(a) and 8.4(c) of the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct.

In a Report and Recommendation dated June 14, 2023, the Hearing Board of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission recommended the disbarment of Boscamp after finding that the allegations of the Administrator proved all the charged misconduct.

Boscamp was charged with using $51,850 in trust assets for her own purposes without authorization where she allegedly wrote checks from the account for her own personal expenses, knowingly offering false evidence in a guardianship proceeding, and making a false statement under oath to the administrator.

In response to the Hearing Board’s recommendation, the Supreme Court approved and confirmed the report and recommendation of the Board, thereby disbarring Boscamp from the practice of law in the state of Illinois.

Ms. Boscamp’s professional profile indicates that she practiced in Des Plaines, Illinois prior to the disbarment. She attended DePaul University School of Law. Boscamp acquired her law license in Illinois in 1992.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.