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Paul Eugene Simmerly

It should be noted that Mr Simmerly was summarily harassed and then disbarred for fighting for his clients rights, he is a perfect illustration of what happens to attorneys who actually try to do the right thing.

Paul Eugene Simmerly
License Number: 10719
License Type: Lawyer
Eligible To Practice: No
License Status: Disbarred
WSBA Admit Date: 5/12/1980
Contact Information
Public/Mailing Address: 2300 130th Ave NE Ste A-101
Bellevue, WA 98005-1755
Email: psimmerly@hermanrecor.com
Phone: (425) 451-1400
Fax: (425) 497-0799
Practice Information Identified by Legal Professional
Firm or Employer:
Office Type and Size: Law firm with 2-5 WSBA members
Practice Areas: Collections, Family, Litigation, Personal Injury
Languages Other Than English: None Specified
Professional Liability Insurance
Private Practice: Yes
Has Insurance? No – Click for more info
Last Updated: 2/9/2012 8:00:39 AM
Committees
Member of these committees/boards/panels:
None
Disciplinary History
Action Effective Date
Disbarment 08/02/2012
In some cases, discipline search results will not reveal all disciplinary action relating to a Washington licensed legal professional, and may not display links to the official decision documents.

Discipline Notice – Paul Simmerly
License Number: 10719
Member Name: Paul Simmerly
Discipline Detail
Action: Disbarment
Effective Date: 8/2/2012
RPC: 1.15A – Safeguarding Property
1.15B – Required Trust Account Records
1.4 – Communication
1.5 – Fees
3.3 – Candor Toward the Tribunal
8.4 – Misconduct
Discipline Notice: Disciplinary Board Recommendation
Hearing Officer Decision
Supreme Court Order
Description: Paul Eugene Simmerly, (WSBA No.10719, admitted 1980) of Bellevue, was disbarred, effective 08/02/2012, by order of the Washington State Supreme Court.

The lawyer’s conduct violated the following Rules of Professional Conduct:

1.4 (Communication), 1.5 (Fees),

1.15A (Safeguarding Property),

1.15B (Required Trust Account Records),

3.3 (Candor Toward the Tribunal), and

8.4 (Misconduct).

Christine Gray represented the Bar Association at hearing and Joanne S. Abelson represented the Bar Association on appeal. Kurt M. Bulmer represented respondent. William Scherer Bailey was the hearing officer.

The online version of NWLawyer contains links to the following documents: Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Hearing Officer’s Recommendation; Disciplinary Board Order Modifying Hearing Officer’s Decision; and Washington State Supreme Court Order.In some cases, discipline search results will not reveal all disciplinary action relating to a Washington licensed legal professional, and may not display links to the official decision documents.

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