On Tuesday, November 21, 2023, the Supreme Court of Louisiana accepted a joint petition for consent discipline for attorney Christopher James Jenkins. Jenkins received a six-month suspension, with all but ninety days deferred, followed by two years of probation.
The case is entitled “In the Matter of Christopher James Jenkins,” with case no. 2023-B-01324.
According to the petition, the Office of Disciplinary Counsel commenced an investigation into allegations that Jenkins made false representations to a court and engaged in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice. Prior to filing formal charges, Jenkins and the ODC submitted the joint petition where Jenkins admitted his conduct violated several Rules of Professional Conduct related to candor toward the tribunal and professional misconduct.
The Court noted Jenkins’ admissions in its per curiam ruling, ordering that the agreed-upon petition for consent discipline be accepted.
According to the court, Jenkins must comply with all conditions outlined in the petition for consent discipline to have the remainder of his suspension deferred. Failure to do so could result in the deferred suspension being made executory or additional discipline imposed. Jenkins will also be responsible for all costs associated with the disciplinary proceeding.
The Disposition states:
“IT IS ORDERED that the Petition for Consent Discipline is accepted and that Christopher James Jenkins, Louisiana Bar Roll number 38461, be and he hereby is suspended from the practice of law for a period of six months. All but ninety days of this suspension shall be deferred, followed by a two-year period of probation governed by the conditions set forth in the petition for consent discipline.”
According to avvo.com, Mr. Jenkins is an adoption attorney in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He attended the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, graduating in 2012. He acquired his law license in Louisiana in 2018.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.