On Tuesday, October 3, 2023, the Supreme Court of Kansas issued an order disbarring attorney Douglas Charles Farchmin from practicing law in the state of Kansas. This decision came after Farchmin’s entry into a diversion agreement for charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia, which resulted in his temporary suspension from the practice of law.
The case is entitled “In the Matter of Douglas Charles Farchmin,” with case no. 24465.
Farchmin’s request to voluntarily surrender his license was submitted to the Office of Judicial Administration under Supreme Court Rule 230(a) on August 29, 2023. At the time of his request, Farchmin faced three docketed complaints in the Office of the Disciplinary Administrator.
The court accepted Farchmin’s surrender of his Kansas law license and disbarred him pursuant to Rule 230(b). Farchmin’s license and privilege to practice law in Kansas were revoked, and his name was struck from the roll of attorneys licensed to practice law in Kansas, effective the date of the order.
The court also noted that under Rule 230(b)(1)(C), any pending board proceeding or case terminates effective the date of this order. The Disciplinary Administrator may direct an investigator to complete a pending investigation to preserve evidence.
The court directed that this order be published in the Kansas Reports and that Farchmin must comply with Supreme Court Rule 231. The costs of this matter were assessed to Farchmin.
According to avvo.com, Mr. Farchmin is a state, local, and municipal law attorney in Overland Park, Kansas. He attended the University of Tulsa. He acquired his law license in Kasans in 2010.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.