bar counsel report
42 Nevada Lawyer
SUPREME COURT OF NEVADA
In re: Phyllis Joann BryanBar No.: 7290Docket No.: 56648Filed: October 6, 2010
ORDER IMPOSING RECIPROCAL DISCIPLINEAND DISBARRING ATTORNEY
Reciprocal discipline imposed following discipline from theCalifornia State Bar.
her in California. Bryan did not le a response to the petition.
court nds, that one of four exceptions applies. None of the
exceptionsispresentinthiscase. Accordingly,wegrantthepetitionforreciprocaldiscipline. AttorneyPhyllisJoannBryanisherebydisbarredfromthepracticeoflawinthisstate.
Any member of the state bar who is not actively engaged in the practice of law in this state, upon writtenapplication on a form approved by the state bar, may resign from membership in the state bar if the member:(1) has no discipline, fee dispute arbitration, or clients’ security fund matters pending and (2) is current on
all membership fee payments and other nancial
commitments relating to the member’s practice of law in Nevada. Such resignation shall become effective
when led with the state bar, accepted by the board of
governors, and approved by the supreme court.
Roy L. Farrow
SOUTHERN NEVADADISCIPLINARY BOARD
LETTER OF REPRIMAND
Letter of Reprimand imposed for failure to communicate and supervise non-lawyer assistants.
ClientpurchasedacabinonMt.Charleston,Nevada.Uponmovingintothecabinhediscoveredthatthecabinwaspartiallybuiltontheneighbor’slot.OnJuly13,2006,Clientretained AttorneytoassistwithobtainingapprovalforaneasementonhiscabinonMt.Charleston.HepaidAttorneyaretainerfeeandwasbilledeachmonththereafterforhisservices.OnNovember2,2006,Attorneywassuccessfulingettingtheeasementrecorded.Thereafter,Clientrequestedthat Attorneyprepareandsendademandlettertothesellerpriorto
the ling of a civil action to recover damages, which Attorney’sofce did in May 2007. After gathering additional documentation
Although Attorney believed that a complaint had been led,in fact the le sat in an associate’s ofce for many months. In the
complaint had been led, there had been no response, and that
His research revealed no civil suit had been led in Clark County
While Attorney believed Attorney’s staff had led and served thecomplaint, Attorney failed to personally review the le or conrm
Attorney ultimately led the civil suit on Client’s behalf onOctober 22, 2009. Defendants led their answer on March 10,2010. The matter is ongoing and Client is presently satised with
in ling the lawsuit, the incorrect information Attorney provided
selsh motive, that Attorney was candid and cooperative in thediscipline process, and that Attorney rectied the situation withthe client, who is satised with Attorney’s representation.
LETTER OF REPRIMAND
Letter of Reprimand imposed on California-licensed lawyer for engaging in the unauthorized practice of law in Nevada.