On Tuesday, September 5, 2023, the Supreme Court of Kansas ordered the reinstatement of attorney Bart Andrew Chavez.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Bart Andrew Chavez” with case no. 14646.

Chavez had voluntarily surrendered his license in December 2014. At the time he surrendered his license, the Disciplinary Administrator’s office had filed complaints against him, in accordance with Supreme Court Rule 217. These complaints alleged that Chavez had violated various rules of professional conduct, including Kansas Rules of Professional Conduct 8.1(b) (bar admission and disciplinary matters), 8.3(a) (reporting professional misconduct), 8.4(a), (d), and (g) (misconduct), as well as Supreme Court Rule 207(a) (cooperating with Disciplinary Administrator) and Supreme Court Rule 208(c) (registration of attorneys).

On August 25, 2022, he filed a petition for reinstatement under Supreme Court Rule 232. After a thorough investigation by the Office of the Disciplinary Administrator and a reinstatement hearing held on June 13, 2023, a hearing panel recommended that Chavez be granted reinstatement.

The court, after careful review, agreed with the panel’s recommendation. Chavez has been ordered to fulfill reinstatement and registration fees and complete continuing legal education requirements. Once these conditions are met, he will be added to the roster of active attorneys in Kansas.

The filing states:

“Upon careful review of the record, the court agrees with the hearing panel’s recommendation, grants Chavez’ petition, and reinstates Chavez’ Kansas law license.”

A copy of the original filing can be found here.