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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEVADA


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IN RE:
4 DISCIPLINE OF
5 ZACHARY B. COUGHLIN
BAR NO. 9473
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1. Summary of Nature of the Case.
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Zachary B. Coughlin ("Respondent") was temporarily suspended from the practice of
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law in the State of Nevada on June 7, 20 12, pursuant to an SCR 1 1 1 petition filed by the
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Ofce of Bar Counsel. The Formal Disciplinary Hearing in that matter was consolidated with
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three separate grievances concerning his sanctioned conduct before Reno Municipal, Justice
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and District Court Judges.
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Number of Grievances included in Case.
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Three (3) Grievances.
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2. The Rules of Professional Conduct (RPC).
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Alleged in Complaint. The State Bar alleged violation of RPC 1. 1 (Competence),
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RPC 1. 3 (Diligence), RPC 3. 1 (Meritorious Claims and Contentions), RPC 3. 3 (Candor
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Toward the Tribunal), RPC 3. 4 (Fairness to Opposing Pary and Counsel), RPC 3. 5
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(Impatiality and Decorum of the Tribunal), RPC 4. 1 (Truthfulness i n Statements to Others),
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RPC 4. 4 (Respect for the Rights of Third Persons), RPC 5A (Relations with Opposing
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Counsel), RPC 8. 1 (Disciplinary Matters), RPC 8.2 (Judicial and Legal Ofcials) and RPC 8.4
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(Misconduct).
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The Nature of the Rules Violations.
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The Panel heard witness testimony that supported Respondents' various individual acts
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of misconduct. The Panel made findings that the Respondent continues to engage in a
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pattern of conduct that is consistent and includes, without limitation, the disruption of cour
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proceedings, the refusal to heed the directions and admonitions of the court, the injection of
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irrelevant material and matters, the filing of lengthy, irrelevant and nonsensical pleadings, the
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willingness to lie to cour and counsel and the inability to understand and follow the rules of
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Summar of the Recommended Discipline.
The Panel recommends as follows:

Respondent be irrevocably disbarred by the Supreme Court;

Respondent's temporary suspension be continued pending final resolution of
this matter;
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Within three (3) days ofthe effective date of disbarment, to demonstrate to Bar
Counsel that he has placed all his Nevada clients with other counsel; and

Respondent pay the costs associated with these proceedings pursuant to SCR
120.
DATED this C day of December, 2012
STATE BAR OF NEVADA
David A. Clark, Bar Counsel
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Patrick O. King,
Counsel
Nevada Bar No.
9456 Double R Blvd. , Reno, Nevada 89421
(775) 329-4100