Bloomberg Law
May 7, 2020, 4:01 PM

Indiana Lawyer Disbarred for Misuse of Client Funds

Melissa Heelan Stanzione
Melissa Heelan Stanzione

An Indiana lawyer who neglected clients and converted their funds was disbarred by the state high court.

“The nature of Respondent’s misconduct, coupled with his multiple instances of noncooperation and his failure to participate in these proceedings, persuade us that disbarment is the appropriate sanction here as well,” the Indiana Supreme Court said Wednesday.

In 2019, Scott J. Lennox pleaded guilty to the felonies of theft and fraud on a financial institution as a result of his misuse of client funds, the court said.

The Warsaw, Ind., lawyer never responded to a November 2019 complaint filed by the state disciplinary ...

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