On Tuesday, October 10, 2023, the Supreme Court of the State of Louisiana disbarred attorney Jeffrey Dee Blue for abandoning his clients and engaging in professional misconduct.
The case is entitled “In the Matter of Jeffrey Dee Blue” with case no. 2023-B-0968.
The charges against Blue included three counts of misconduct involving separate client matters. In the Atkins matter, Blue was hired for a divorce case but failed to complete the work, causing significant financial hardship for the client. In the Holmes matter, he was hired for a succession case but failed to communicate with the client and did not provide the legal services expected. In the Berryhill matter, Blue represented a client in a criminal case but neglected the matter and failed to respond to the client’s requests.
Despite multiple opportunities to respond and rectify his actions, Blue did not cooperate with the Office of Disciplinary Counsel and, as a result, was declared ineligible to practice law.
The hearing committee and disciplinary board recommended disbarment, citing a pattern of misconduct, bad faith obstruction of the disciplinary proceeding, and failure to make restitution. The Supreme Court of Louisiana upheld this recommendation and ordered Blue to be disbarred. He is also required to make restitution to the affected clients and provide them with their files.
According to Avvo, Mr. Blue practiced as a healthcare attorney in Metairie, Louisiana prior to his disbarment. He attended Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and graduated in 2012, the following year he acquired his law license in Louisiana.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.