On Tuesday, February 6, 2024, the Supreme Court of Louisiana issued an order accepting a consent petition to suspend Lafayette attorney George R. Knox from practicing law for one year and one day.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of George R. Knox,” with case no. 2023-B-1674.

The order stems from an investigation by the Office of Disciplinary Counsel into allegations that Knox engaged in professional misconduct, including practicing law while ineligible to do so. According to court documents, Knox failed to cooperate with the ODC’s investigations into these matters.

Rather than litigating formal charges that were filed, Knox and the ODC submitted a joint petition for consent discipline, asking the Supreme Court to suspend his law license for one year and one day. The court agreed to this request in its February 6th order.

Knox was interimly suspended from practice on December 21, 2023, pending the outcome of the case against him. The consent discipline order makes the one-year and one-day suspension retroactive to that date. Knox will not be eligible to seek reinstatement of his law license until he complies with the conditions outlined in the consent discipline petition.

The Disposition states:

“IT IS ORDERED that the Petition for Consent Discipline be accepted and that George R. Knox, Louisiana Bar Roll number 20594, be suspended from the practice of law for one year and one day, retroactive to December 21, 2023, the date of his interim suspension.”

According to avvo.com, Mr. Knox is an alimony attorney in Lafayette, Louisiana. He attended the Louisiana State University. He acquired his law license in Louisiana in 1991.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.