On December 5, 2022, the Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Arizona Supreme Court disbarred Tacoma attorney Jeffrey Howard Sadler for misconduct.

The case is entitled “In the matter of Jeffrey Howard Sadler” with case no. PDJ 2022-9079.

The Presiding Disciplinary Judge received a Notice of Resignation, signed by the respondent, in Lieu of Discipline from the Washington State Bar association. It was mentioned by the respondent that he will notify all the other states he is admitted to about his resignation. However, the respondent didn’t do so nor did he resign permanently from the practice of law in Arizona.

The filing states:

“In the said letter, the latter stated that: “I agree to (a) notify all other states and jurisdictions in which I am admitted, including Arizona, of this resignation in lieu of discipline; (b)seek to resign permanently from the practice of law in all other states and jurisdictions in which I am admitted, including Arizona, and (c) provide disciplinary Counsel with copies of this notification and any response(s). I acknowledge that this resignation could be treated as a disbarment by all other jurisdictions.”

The Presiding Disciplinary Judge, with clear and convincing evidence, ordered the disbarment of the respondent.

The Disposition states:

“IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Jeffrey Howard Sadler, Bar No. 035509, is disbarred and stricken from the roll of lawyers admitted to practice law in the State of Arizona, effective immediately. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Respondent complies with the requirements of Rule 72, Ariz. R. Sup. Ct., including notifying clients, counsel, and courts of his disbarment.”

As of today, Mr. Sadler is listed on the website of the law firm Tacoma Law Firms as a practicing attorney. His info can be found on lawyer.com. He attended the University of Arkansas School of Law, graduating in 1997. Sadler practices in Tacoma, Washington. He is licensed in Washington, license #35509, as well as in Arizona.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.