On Friday, January 19, 2024, the Kansas Supreme Court granted attorney Troy J. Leavitt’s motion to discharge his probation and close the disciplinary case against him.
The case is entitled “In the Matter of Troy J. Leavitt,” with case no. 125,417.
Leavitt had originally been disciplined by the court on December 9, 2022, with a one-year suspension from practicing law in Kansas, stayed in favor of one year of probation. This stemmed from discipline imposed by the Missouri Supreme Court relating to Leavitt’s representation of a client in a 2018 paternity case involving child custody and support.
Specifically, Leavitt was found to have violated rules regarding diligence, communication with clients, making improper comments about a judge, and failing to report a prior informal admonishment from Missouri authorities. He entered into a summary submission agreement with the Kansas Disciplinary Administrator acknowledging these rule violations.
As part of his probation, Leavitt was required to comply with certain terms and conditions. On December 19, 2023, he filed an application asserting he had met all probation requirements. The Office of the Disciplinary Administrator (ODA) confirmed Leavitt’s compliance and eligibility for discharge.
In its order on January 19, 2024, the Kansas Supreme Court took note of the ODA’s response and agreement that Leavitt satisfied his probation obligations. It subsequently granted his request and officially discharged him from the probation. With this ruling, the court closed the disciplinary proceeding against Leavitt that had begun over a year prior. He will face no further restrictions or sanctions stemming from this matter.
The Order of Discharge from probation states:
“This court notes the ODA’s response, grants Leavitt’s application, and orders Leavitt fully discharged from probation. Accordingly, this disciplinary proceeding is closed.”
According to avvo.com, Mr. Leavitt is a criminal defense attorney in Blue Springs, Missouri. He attended the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law, graduating in 1996. He acquired his law license in Kansas in 1997.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.