The Commission for Lawyer Discipline, an arm of the State Bar of Texas, recently filed a letter notifying Jefferson County district judges of the suspension of Beaumont attorney Kip Lamb.
As previously reported, the petition to suspend the attorney’s practice was filed July 10 in Jefferson County District Court.
Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, granted the petition on July 25, court records show.
On Sept. 6 the commission filed a letter, asking District Clerk Lolita Ramos to disseminate the information to the Jefferson County District Judges.
According to the petition, on April 14, 2008, Lamb received $1,094,611.02 into his trust account as his client’s (New Life Tabernacle Church) portion of a settlement.
Lamb later transferred the funds to other bank accounts for his own personal use and his law firm’s use, the petition states.
“In this case, (Lamb’s) conduct is unbecoming of a lawyer and will unquestionably place any client or prospective client at risk … of having their settlement misappropriated,” the petition states.
“Accordingly, (Lamb) must be suspended from the practice of law pending a final disposition of the disciplinary proceedings currently pending against him.”
Chief Disciplinary Counsel Linda Acevedo represents the Bar.
Case No. A192-664