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January 2021
NOTA BENE, Latin for "note well." Each month N.B. will feature ethics, professionalism and board developments.

2020 Snapshot


1 Active suspension of one year or less imposed.
2 Active suspension greater than one year imposed.


LADB Open Lundi and Mardi Gras

Due to the cancellation of Mardi Gras parades and related events, the LADB offices will be open on February 15-16, 2021.


Recent Rules and Decisions

IN RE SUZAN EDWINA JACKSON (New Orleans), 2020-B-01203 (1/20/21): The Court suspended the respondent for one year and one day for mishandling her client trust account and failing to cooperate with the ODC in its investigation. The factual allegations in the formal charges were deemed admitted pursuant to Louisiana Supreme Court Rule XIX, §11(E)(3).

IN RE DONALD JOSEPH MELANCON (Gilroy, CA), 2020-B-01177 (1/20/21): The Court suspended the respondent for one year and one day, with six months deferred, for mismanaging his trust account, resulting in commingling and conversion.

IN RE FRED C. LEBLEU III (Lake Charles), 2020-B-01162 (12/22/20): The Court suspended the respondent for two years, fully deferred, based upon his arrest for possession of marijuana and cocaine.

Consent Discipline:

IN RE WESLEY TYRON BISHOP (New Orleans), 2020-B-01298 (1/20/21): The Court disbarred the respondent, retroactive to the date of his interim suspension (7/31/20), based upon his guilty plea to making false statements to a federal agency, a felony violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1001(a)(3).

IN RE KEVIN P. KLEINPETER (Baton Rouge), 2020-B-01218 (1/20/21): The Court suspended the respondent for one year, fully deferred, based upon his arrest for driving while intoxicated.

Reinstatement/Readmission Matters:

IN RE FRED A. BLANCHE III (Baton Rouge), 2020-OB-01241 (12/22/20): Conditional reinstatement granted.


IN RE JAMAR B. MYERS-MONTGOMERY (Shreveport), 2018-B-01806 (12/22/20): Rehearing denied.



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