The Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Professional Conduct has publicly sanctioned a Helena-West Helena attorney for misconduct.

 



The Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Professional Conduct has publicly sanctioned a Helena-West Helena attorney for misconduct.



According to the findings and order of the committee filed with the Arkansas Supreme Court Clerk on July 13, Jimmie L. Wilson was reprimanded for his conduct and fined $1,500 and assessed $50 in costs. The allegations date back to May 6, 2010 in which Wilson was representing Clarence Richardson in a criminal case appeal. The findings and order state that information gathered by the committee from the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office and the Supreme Court’s Office of Professional Programs, Wilson was served with a complaint, to which he filed no response with the committee.



The third appeal of Richardson’s case resulted in an opinion issued May 6, 2010 in which the court referred Wilson to the Committee on Professional Conduct for failing to file a brief for his client in an appeal taken by the state of Arkansas.



Wilson’s Arkansas law license was suspended March 2-26, 2010 for failure to pay his 2010 law license renewal fee. On March 19, 2010, Wilson asked the court to grant an extension to file his client’s brief. The extension was denied.