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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2018
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in
Reprimand issued in IA, 2018
updated on 11/14/2018
This means the attorney did something wrong, but the Bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.