Transfers to Disability Inactive Status
• Birmingham attorney gregg lee smith was transferred to disability inactive status pursuant to Rule 27(c), Ala. R. Disc. P., effective December 16, 2016, by order of the Disciplinary Board of the Alabama State Bar. [Rule 27(c), Pet. No. 2016-1520]
• Millbrook attorney guy rodney Willis was transferred to disability inactive status pursuant to Rule 27(c), Alabama Rules of Disciplinary Procedure, effective January 17, 2017. [Rule 27(c), Pet. No. 17-49].
Surrender of License
• Charlotte, North Carolina attorney Colin rutherford stockton voluntarily surrendered his license to practice law in Alabama. The surrender was effective February 1, 2017.
• Montgomery attorney J. scott Hooper was disbarred from the practice of law in Alabama, effective April 30, 2016, by order of the Supreme Court of Alabama. The supreme court entered its order based upon the decision of the Disciplinary Board of the Alabama State Bar accepting Hooper’s consent to disbarment, which was based upon his acknowledgement that there were pending investigations into his conduct as a lawyer concerning alleged violations of the Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct which, if proven, would likely result in serious discipline by the bar, to include disbarment. [Rule 23, Pet. No. 16-504] Suspensions
• Birmingham attorney Jason michael Barnhart was suspended from the practice of law in Alabama, effective December 26, 2016, for noncompliance with the 2015 Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirements of the Alabama State Bar. [CLE No. 16-692]
• Huntsville attorney Vicki Ann Bell was summarily suspended from the practice of law in Alabama pursuant to Rules 8(c) and 20(a), Ala. R. Disc. P., by order of the Disciplinary Commission of the Alabama State Bar, effective January 5, 2017. The Disciplinary Commission’s order was based on a petition filed by the Office of General Counsel evidencing Bell’s refusal to respond to request for information concerning two disciplinary matters. After receiving a copy of the suspension order...