On Wednesday, February 14, 2024, the Supreme Court of Louisiana accepted a joint petition for consent discipline, suspending attorney Grant Patrick Gardiner.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Grant Patrick Gardiner,” with case no. 2023-B-01520.

The charges cited Louisiana Rules of Professional Conduct 1.3, 1.4, 8.4(c), and 8.4(d).

According to the petition, the Office of Disciplinary Counsel had begun investigating allegations that Mr. Gardiner neglected legal matters, failed to communicate with clients, engaged in dishonest conduct, and behaved in a way that was prejudicial to the administration of justice. Prior to formal charges being filed, Mr. Gardiner admitted to violating Rules of the Professional Conduct.

In accepting the petition, the Supreme Court issued an order suspending Mr. Gardiner from practicing law for a period of six months. The order also mandates that Mr. Gardiner pay all costs and expenses related to the disciplinary case in accordance with Supreme Court Rule XIX, Section 10.1. He will be responsible for legal interest on these costs and expenses, which will begin accruing 30 days after the Court’s ruling becomes final.

According to avvo.com, Mr. Gardiner is an attorney in Metairie, Louisiana. He acquired his law license in Louisiana in 2021.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.