On Monday, February 26, 2024, the Commission for Lawyer Discipline filed a Petition for Compulsory Discipline against attorney Gregory Rincon with the Board of Disciplinary Appeals appointed by the Supreme Court of Texas.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Gregory Rincon,” with case no. 68988.

According to the petition, Rincon was indicted on multiple criminal charges in Brazoria County, Texas in 2022 and 2023. In January 2022, he was charged with theft of over $150,000. In April 2022, Rincon faced additional charges of forgery and theft from an elderly individual.

On December 1, 2023, Rincon pleaded guilty to the charges. He was convicted of theft, forgery, and theft from an elderly person. For the theft and forgery charges, Rincon received a 10-year probation sentence. He was ordered to pay over $190,000 in restitution. For theft from an elderly person, Rincon was sentenced to another 10-year probation term and told to pay $25,000 in restitution.

As part of the probation terms, Rincon must surrender his law license and agree not to practice law during his probationary periods. He is barred from consuming alcohol or drugs and must submit to substance abuse testing. Rincon was also committed to 10 years in prison for a separate theft conviction but received probation for all charges.

Now, the Commission for Lawyer Discipline is seeking to compulsorily disbar Rincon based on his criminal convictions. Under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Procedure, intentional crimes and serious crimes can both result in disbarment. As Rincon pleaded guilty to intentional crimes and the judgments are final, the petition argues he should be stripped of his law license..

The petition states:

“WHEREFORE, PREMISES CONSIDERED, Petitioner prays that Respondent be given notice of these proceedings as provided by law and, upon hearing of this matter, that the Board enter its order disbarring Respondent and for such other and further relief to which Petitioner may be entitled to receive, including costs of court and attorney’s fees.”

According to avvo.com, Mr. Rincon is a family attorney in Pearland, Texas. He acquired his law license in Texas in 2007.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.