On Wednesday, December 6, 2023, the Louisiana Supreme Court suspended attorney Timothy James Martinez from practicing law on an interim basis while disciplinary proceedings were pending.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Timothy James Martinez,” with case no. 2023-B-1590.

The order states that interim suspensions are authorized under Supreme Court Rule XIX while allegations of misconduct are investigated. The Office of Disciplinary Counsel may also seek to appoint a trustee to protect the interests of Martinez’s current clients.

No details of the alleged misconduct were provided in the brief Court order. Martinez will be barred from practicing law during the interim suspension. The Louisiana Supreme Court will take further action on the matter at a later date.

According to avvo.com, Mr. Martinez is a litigation attorney in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He attended the Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, graduating in 1996. He acquired his law license in Louisiana in the same year. 

A copy of the original filing can be found here.