On Friday, July 7, 2023, the Vermont Supreme Court disbarred attorney Lisa Wellman-Ally from practicing law in the state. This decision comes after the New Hampshire Supreme Court disbarred her from practicing law in that state as well. The court agreed that identical discipline should be imposed in Vermont, and both parties waived the notice required by Administrative Order 9, Rule 24(B).

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Lisa Wellman-Ally,” with case no. 23-AP-203.

The charges cited Vermont Rules of Professional Conduct 1.4, 1.8, 1.15, 3.3, 4.1, 8.1, and 8.4(a)(c). 

The New Hampshire Supreme Court disbarred Lisa Wellman-Ally on May 31, 2023, after she admitted to violating multiple Rules of Professional Conduct. The case began with Wellman-Ally’s suspension on February 21, 2023, due to allegations of mishandling client funds, which led to discrepancies in trust accounts. The Attorney Disciplinary Office accused her of misleading communication about these amounts to third parties, raising concerns about the potential commingling of funds. The court decided to disbar Wellman-Ally due to the seriousness of her misconduct.

In accordance with A.O. 9, Rule 24(D), the Vermont Supreme Court has imposed identical discipline and disbarred Wellman-Ally from the practice of law in the state. She has been directed to comply with the notice requirements set forth in A.O. 9, Rule 27. This decision is a result of the reciprocal discipline process, which allows for the transfer of disciplinary actions between states. The Vermont Supreme Court has taken this action to protect the public and ensure that attorneys practicing law in the state meet the highest standards of professional conduct.

Lisa Wellman-Ally has been practicing law for over three decades, having been admitted to the bar in New York in 1990. Since then, she has handled a diverse range of cases in courts across New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire. In addition, she was admitted to practice in New Hampshire in 2002 and Vermont in 2003. Ms. Wellman-Ally’s info can be found on Wellman-Ally.com.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.