An Oklahoma attorney first licensed to practice in 1981 surrendered his license while disciplinary proceedings were pending against him. In a decree tantamount to disbarment, the Oklahoma Supreme Court on Feb. 10, 2014 approved the resignation of Grant Evan Cheadle.
At the time of his resignation, Cheadle was facing allegations that he had missappropriated $185,000 from a revocable trust in which he was named as trustee. According to allegations detailed in the Supreme Court order, Cheadle also transferred to himself mineral rights that belonged to the estate. Cheadle reportedly transferred the assets back to the estate after his transactions were discovered.
Supreme Court records indicate Cheadle listed a Gilbert Arizona address on the Oklahoma Bar Association roster. He will not be eligible to apply for re-admission to the bar until five years after his resignation. He was not assessed costs related to the pending investigation, which the court order stated liwere only minimal.
Cheadle was ordered to advise clients that he may not represent them, and to advise them they should seek other counsel. Read the full Supreme Court Order in State ex rel. Oklahoma Bar Association v. Cheadle 2014 OK 7 here.