The Court also imposed a $1,117.79 fine.
Two of Bradley’s clients who had sought counsel in divorce matters reported him to the Oklahoma Bar Association, alleging ethical violations. Bradley has also been disciplined on two other occasions for similar behavior.
The first client alleged that Bradley did not respond to the divorce petition, and that he was late for a court appearance and did not communicate with her.
The second client alleged that Bradley did not complete any work on her divorce and Department of Health Services matters.
Bradley also did not respond to either client’s requests for information about the bills his office sent to them.
Bradley did not respond to the Oklahoma Bar Association’s requests for additional information regarding the first client’s complaint. He also did not respond to the Bar’s request that he respond to the second client’s complaint.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court found that Bradley’s inaction on his clients’ cases violated Rules 1.4 and 1.5 of the Oklahoma Rules of Professional Conduct.
Rule 1.4 requires lawyers to comply with reasonable requests for information.
Rule 1.5 requires attorneys to communicate the basis for their fees to their clients.
The Court also found that Bradley violated Rule 5.2 of the Rules Governing Disciplinary Procedure by failing to respond to the Oklahoma Bar Association’s requests for information.
To read the full decision regarding Yukon attorney Will Bradley, click here.