Bloomberg Law
Jan. 24, 2020, 5:13 PM

Indiana Lawyer Suspended for Not Supervising Employee

Melissa Heelan Stanzione
Melissa Heelan Stanzione

An Indiana attorney who didn’t properly supervise an employee who was said to have stolen firm money was suspended for 60 days with automatic reinstatement by the state’s highest court.

The employee’s “improper actions were enabled in significant part by Respondent’s failure to appropriately supervise her,” the Indiana Supreme Court said in its Thursday opinion.

The court said a woman who worked for James R. Lisher stole several thousand dollars from the firm’s operating account. She also overdrafted the firm’s trust account, and fraudulently created several purported court orders and other legal documents, it said.

According to the court, Lisher ...

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