On Monday, October 2, 2023, the Commission for Lawyer Discipline filed a Petition for Revocation of Probation against Attorney William O. Grimsinger, Jr. before the Board of Disciplinary Appeals of the Supreme Court of Texas.
The case is titled ‘In the Matter of William O. Grimsinger, Jr.’ with case no. 68331
The petition states that Attorney Grimsinger was previously found guilty of multiple violations of the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct by the Investigatory Panel 4-6, District No. 4 Grievance Committee. In the case numbered 202105541 & 202106054, the Investigatory Panel found Attorney Grimsinger in violation of various disciplinary rules, including 1.01(b)(1), 1.01(b)(2), 1.03(a), 1.03(b), 1.14(a), 1.15(d), 8.04(a)(8), and 8.04(a)(11). For these, Attorney Grimsinger received a three-year suspension, which was fully probated from August 1, 2022, to July 31, 2025.
However, Attorney Grimsinger violated the terms of probation outlined in the Agreed Judgment of Probated Suspension. These violations include failure to pay restitution to Ronald Duane Thomas and Randy Sullivan, failure to contact the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program (TLAP) for rehabilitation services, failure to submit to monitoring of his law practice, and failure to comply with the Chief Disciplinary Counsel’s Office’s Compliance Monitor.
As a result, the Commission for Lawyer Discipline is requesting the Board of Disciplinary Appeals to revoke Attorney Grimsinger’s probation and suspend his license to practice law for the full term of his suspension. The document also includes a notice of hearing, indicating that a trial on the revocation of probation will take place on October 27, 2023, in the courtroom of the Supreme Court of Texas.
The petition reads:
“WHEREFORE, PREMISES CONSIDERED, Petitioner prays Respondent be given notice of these proceedings as provided by law and upon final hearing of this matter, that this Honorable Board enter orders suspending Respondent’s license to practice law for the full term of his suspension, and for such other and additional relief to which Petitioner may be entitled.”
According to Avvo.com, Attorney William O. Grimsinger, Jr. is an estate planning attorney based in Houston, Texas. He graduated in 1994 from the University of Texas School of Law. He acquired his license in the same year.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.