On Tuesday, February 14, 2023, the Supreme Court of Louisiana ruled on the disciplinary charges filed against Kenner attorney Stephen J. Simone alleging Simone of mishandling his client’s trust account.

The case is styled “In the Matter of Stephen J. Simone” and was brought by the Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC), under case no. 2022-B-1773.

The charges cited Rules 1.15(a), 1.15(b), 1.15(d), and 8.4(a) of the Rules of Professional Conduct.

The Louisiana Rules of Professional Conduct can be found here.

An investigation was commenced by the ODC into allegations that Simone mishandled his client’s trust account. Simone and the ODC then submitted a joint petition for consent discipline, in which Simone admitted his violation of the above-cited rules of professional conduct.

Accordingly, the Court after its review of the petition, deemed it proper to enter an Order accepting the Joint Petition for Consent Discipline, and publicly reprimanded Simone and placed Simone on one-year supervised probation with terms and conditions set forth in the petition.

Costs and expenses were also assessed against Simone.

According to Avvo.com, Mr. Stephen J. Simone practices in Kenner, Louisiana. He graduated from Tulane University. He has been admitted to the Louisiana bar in 1974.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.