I mean, the attorney was disciplined, but she’s licensed in Texas so …
The Louisiana Supreme Court, at the behest of the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC), ruled on April 13 to discipline Texas attorney Lance Hac Nguyen.
Nguyen, a Houston attorney who was only licensed in Texas, was granted pro hac vice status, or permission to practice in a jurisdiction in which he was not licensed, to represent Tyrone Thibeaux in the Western District of Louisiana. Thibeaux was one of four defendants charged with intent to distribute cocaine in large quantities between Lafayette and Houston. It was discovered during sentencing that Nguyen had inappropriately contacted one of the codefendants, Glen Charles, without the consent or knowledge of Charles’ attorney….