On Wednesday, November 29, 2023, the Supreme Court of Louisiana ordered the transfer of Attorney Masha A. Willis to disability inactive status.
The case is titled ‘In Re: Marsha A. Willis’ with case no. 2023-OB-1537.
In the order, the high court approved a joint petition submitted by Attorney Willis and disciplinary authorities to place her on inactive status due to an undisclosed disability.
The brief order states that all disciplinary proceedings against Willis, who is licensed to practice law in Louisiana and is listed under bar roll number 21406, will be deferred until she can resume active status. According to Rule XIX of the Supreme Court, lawyers may petition to be classified as disability inactive when they are unable to fulfill their professional responsibilities due to mental or physical incapacity.
The Louisiana Supreme Court Rule can be found here.
Under the terms of the order, Attorney Willis’s transfer to disability inactive status takes effect immediately. The matter will remain confidential per court rules governing disciplinary cases.
The disposition reads:
“IT IS ORDERED that Marsha A. Willis, Louisiana Bar Roll number 21406, be and she hereby is transferred to disability inactive status. All disciplinary proceedings against the respondent shall be deferred until such time as she resumes active status. Pursuant to Supreme Court Rule XIX, $26(E), this order shall be effective immediately.”
According to Avvo, Attorney Marsha A. Willis is a lawyer based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She acquired her license to practice in the state in 1992.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.