On Thursday, December 1, 2022, the Indiana Supreme Court ordered the suspension of Indianapolis attorney Adam M. Dulik for misconduct.

The case is styled as “In the Matter of Adam M. Dulik’ and was brought by the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission under case no. 22S-DI-368.

The charges cited Dulik’s violation of Rules 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.16(a), and 1.16(d) of the Indiana Professional Conduct Rules, which prohibits:

Failing to provide competent representation;

Failing to act with reasonable diligence and promptness;

Failing to keep a client reasonably informed about the status of a matter and respond promptly to reasonable requests for information, and failure to explain a matter to the extent reasonably necessary to permit a client to make informed decisions;

Failing to withdraw from representation when the lawyer’s physical or mental condition materially impairs the lawyer’s ability to represent the client; and

Failing to take steps to the extent reasonably practicable to protect a client’s interests upon termination of representation.

The Indiana Professional Conduct Rules can be found online at this link.

Dulik and the Commission agreed that Dulik violated the rules of professional conduct as charged, and submitted to the Court for approval the Statement of Circumstances and Conditional Agreement for Discipline stipulating the following agreed on facts as follows:

Dulik was hired by a client to represent her and her daughter in a personal injury matter. After several months, Dulik failed to respond to the client’s multiple inquiries about the status of the representation, failed to communicate with third parties relevant to the claim, and obtain relevant records and documentation. Dulik also failed to file a lawsuit on said client’s behalf until such time that the client terminated Dulik as her attorney.

Accordingly, the Court upon consideration of the parties’ submissions approved the parties’ agreed discipline against Dulik.

The Disposition reads:

“For Respondent’s professional misconduct, the Court suspends Respondent from the practice of law for a period of 60 days, beginning on the date of this order, all stayed subject to completion of at least one year of probation with JLAP monitoring. . .”

Mr. Adam M. Dulik practices in Indianapolis, Indiana. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law in 1999. He has been licensed in Indiana. His profile can be found on LinkedIn.

A copy of the reprimand order can be found here.