On Wednesday, December 20, 2023, the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board recommended the reinstatement of Timothy Baron Holden, a lawyer who was suspended for three years.
The case is entitled “In the Matter of Timothy Baron Holden,” with case no. 23-DB-036.
Mr. Holden had been suspended for three years by the Louisiana Supreme Court on March 21, 2014, following a joint petition for consent discipline. Holden filed a petition for reinstatement on May 17, 2023. At the hearing, the Office of Disciplinary Counsel did not take a position on Holden’s reinstatement. The Committee reviewed evidence including stipulations from both Holden and ODC regarding his compliance with the terms of his 2014 suspension. Witnesses including Holden’s attorney monitor from the Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program (JLAP) and his therapist testified to his sustained sobriety and rehabilitation. Other character witnesses included attorneys he had worked with as a paralegal.
The Committee found that Holden had met all the requirements for reinstatement under Rule XIX, Section 24(E) by clear and convincing evidence. They unanimously recommended that Holden be reinstated to practice law subject to conditions including continued compliance with his JLAP agreement, continued therapy for at least another year, having an attorney monitor for two years, and remaining current on his tax filings.
The Disciplinary Board will now send their recommendation to the Louisiana Supreme Court, which will make the final decision on Holden’s reinstatement to practice law in Louisiana.
According to the court filing, Mr. Holden is licensed in Louisiana with license no. 34403.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.