On Tuesday, February 20, 2024, the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board found insufficient evidence to determine that Attorney Jason Donald Asbill violated professional conduct rules in his representation of a married couple, Gloria and Joseph DiLeo, in a succession matter.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Jason Donald Asbill,” with case no. 23-DB-011.

The charges cited Louisiana Rules of Professional Conduct 1.3, 1.4(a)(b), 1.5(f)(5), 1.15(d), 3.2, 8.1(b)(c), and 8.4(a)(c).

The Office of Disciplinary Counsel had filed formal charges against Asbill, alleging he neglected the case by failing to attend code enforcement hearings regarding property in the succession and delayed refunding $1,315 in unearned fees to the clients for several months. At a hearing in November 2023, the ODC presented testimony from the DiLeos to support the allegations.

However, Hearing Committee #10 said in its majority report that the ODC did not provide enough documentation, such as call logs or emails, to prove that DiLeos notified Asbill about the code hearings. The committee also noted the engagement agreement did not specify administrative hearings were part of Asbill’s scope of work. On the fee refund delay, Asbill testified he wanted to ensure both clients received fair treatment given their conflicting interests in how to handle the estate property.

The report concluded that there is insufficient evidence Asbill violated Rules regarding diligence, communication, fees, safeguarding funds, expediting litigation, and involving dishonest conduct. It also dismisses the alleged violations of Rules 8.1 related to bar admission cooperation since the ODC is no longer pursuing them.

According to avvo.com, Mr. Asbill is a family attorney in Harahan, Louisiana. He attended the Mississippi College School of Law, graduating in 2014. He acquired his law license in Louisiana in the same year.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.