On January 12, 2024, the Supreme Court of Kentucky issued an order providing conditional relief for suspended attorney David Curlin.

The case is entitled “Kentucky Bar Association v. David Curlin,” with case nos. 2023-SC-0084-KB and 2023-SC-0085-KB.

The earlier order from September 29, 2023 had suspended Curlin indefinitely from the practice of law in Kentucky. However, the new ruling set aside that indefinite ban and instead gave Curlin 45 days to provide proof he is actively receiving treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Specifically, by February 26, 2024, Curlin must file an affidavit from his treatment provider with the Supreme Court verifying he is currently obtaining all recommended and appropriate care for ADHD. The affidavit is permitted to be submitted under seal for privacy.

Failure to meet this filing deadline within the allotted six-week timeframe will automatically reinstate Curlin’s indefinite suspension.

All other ongoing disciplinary proceedings against Curlin through the Kentucky Bar Association procedures will continue moving forward as normal under the applicable suspension and disciplinary rules.

The new order did not provide specifics about Curlin’s underlying conduct that led to sanctions. However, it allows the attorney a chance to prove he has addressed any medical issues that may have contributed to prior violations if documentation is supplied to the Supreme Court’s satisfaction.

According to avvo.com, Mr. David Curlin is an attorney in Henderson, Kentucky. He acquired his law license in Kentucky in 2009.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.