Supreme Court No. SB-08-0033-DSupreme Court of Arizona.
April 22, 2008
Disciplinary Commission No. 06-0215.
JUDGMENT AND ORDER
RUTH V. McGREGOR, Chief Justice
This matter having come on for hearing before the Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Arizona, it having duly rendered its decision, and Respondent’s RONALD S. MATHENY having filed a timely Petition for Review with the Court,
IT IS ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED that the Petition for Review is DENIED.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that RONALD S. MATHENY, a member of the State Bar of Arizona, is hereby suspended from the practice of law for a period of one year, effective thirty days from the date of this order, for conduct in violation of his duties and obligations as a lawyer, as disclosed in the Disciplinary Commission Report.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that RONALD S. MATHENY shall be placed on probation for a period of one year upon reinstatement and effective upon the signing of a probation contract, with terms and conditions of probation to be determined at formal reinstatement proceedings. Bar Counsel shall notify the Disciplinary Clerk of the date on which the probation begins.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Respondent shall comply with all the provisions of Rule 72, Rules of the Supreme Court of Arizona, including, but not limited to, Rule 72(a), which requires that Respondent notify all of his clients, within ten days from the date hereof, of his inability to represent them and that he should promptly inform this Court of his compliance with this Order as provided in Rule 72(e).
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Respondent shall comply with all rule provisions regarding reinstatement proceedings.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that pursuant to Rule 60(b), the State Bar of Arizona is granted judgment against RONALD S. MATHENY for costs and expenses of these proceedings, in an amount to be determined after submission to the Court, together with interest at the legal rate from the date of this judgment.
DATED this ____________ day of April, 2008.
Ronald S Matheny, Respondent (Certified Mail, Return Receipt and Regular Mail)
Nancy A Greenlee, Respondent’s Counsel
Patricia J Ramirez, State Bar of Arizona
Martin Lieberman, Hearing Officer 7W
Leticia V D’Amore, Disciplinary Clerk (Cert. Copy)
Sandra Montoya, Records Manager, State Bar of Arizona (Cert. Copy)
Cathy A Catterson, Clerk, United States Court of Appeals for Ninth Circuit (Cert. Copy)
Mr. Richard H Weare, Clerk, United States District Court for the District of Arizona (Cert. Copy)