Commission for Lawyer Discipline seeks to disbar Beaumont attorney

David Yates Jan. 24, 2012, 6:00am


The Commission for Lawyer Discipline, a committee of the State Bar of Texas, has filed a disciplinary petition against Beaumont attorney Glen Engle, who was indicted by a grand jury last April for impersonating a public official.

As previously reported, Engle was brought up on three charges, one of which is a third degree felony for using the name of his brother's ex-girlfriend to get a notary public certificate.

The CFLD filed its petition on Jan. 20 in Jefferson County District Court, asserting that on Feb. 11, 2009, Engle applied for and obtained a notary stamp under the name Katy Dawson.

"The real ... Dawson is not and never has been a notary public for the State of Texas," the petition states. "Thereafter, Respondent notarized numerous documents alleging to be Dawson and then filed same with the Courts."

The CFLD is asking the court to discipline Engle by reprimand, suspension or disbarment.

On a side note, the Southeast Texas Record reported on a suit filed by Engle in August 2010 against his ex-wife.

In that Orange County District Court case, Engle sought $1 million in emotional damages from his ex-wife after she rescued their son from his chores.

Engle had his 11-year-old son down on his hands and knees cutting grass with a pair of scissors. When his back was turned, the boy ran away from his father's home and called his mother.

The professional rating site AVVO indicates Engle has previously been cited for professional misconduct by a state disciplinary authority, including a partially probated suspension in 2010 and a public reprimand in 2005.

The CFLD is represented by Houston attorney Shannon Sauceda, assistant disciplinary counsel.

Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. E191-681

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