On Monday, September 25, 2023, the Supreme Court of Kansas issued an order of disbarment against attorney David P. Leon, a licensed attorney in the state.
The case is entitled “In the Matter of David P. Leon,” with case no. 15221.
On December 10, 2021, the Kansas Supreme Court indefinitely suspended the law license of Leon after finding he had violated multiple rules of professional conduct.
While his suspension was pending, Leon faced a disciplinary hearing before the Kansas Board for Discipline of Attorneys on a formal complaint filed by the Disciplinary Administrator. The complaint, dated August 29, 2023, alleged Leon had violated 13 rules related to competence, diligence, communication with clients, fees, conflict of interest, safekeeping client property, declining representation, meritorious claims, and duties in disciplinary matters.
Seeking to avoid the disciplinary hearing, Leon submitted a request on August 29, 2023, to voluntarily surrender his law license under Supreme Court Rule 230(a). The rule allows attorneys under investigation or subject to pending disciplinary proceedings to voluntarily relinquish their law license.
In an order dated September 25, 2023, the Kansas Supreme Court accepted Leon’s surrender of his license. Pursuant to Rule 230(b), Leon was disbarred from the practice of law in Kansas. His name was stricken from the roll of licensed attorneys in the state. Any pending disciplinary proceedings against Leon were also terminated effective the date of disbarment.
Leon was further ordered to comply with rules related to providing notice of his disbarment to clients and paying the costs of the disciplinary action. With the voluntary surrender of his suspended license, David P. Leon is now permanently barred from practicing law in the state of Kansas.
According to avvo.com, Mr. Leon is a criminal defense attorney in Wichita, Kansas. He acquired his law license in Kansas in 1993.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.