The Illinois Supreme Court disbarred seven lawyers, suspended nine and censured three in its latest disciplinary filing. More information on each case is available at the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission
- Nathan Andrew Billmaier, Chicago
Mr. Billmaier, who was licensed in 2006, was disbarred on consent. He was convicted of bringing contraband into a penal institution, possessing a controlled substance with intent to deliver, and possessing cannabis with intent to deliver. In the criminal case, he was sentenced to three years of probation, with the first 180 days to be spent in incarceration.
- Richard Isaac Fine, Los Angeles, Calif.
Mr. Fine was licensed in Illinois in 1964 and in California in 1973. The Supreme Court of California disbarred him for repeatedly filing frivolous lawsuits, pleadings and appeals. The Illinois Supreme Court imposed reciprocal discipline and disbarred him.
- Jeffery William Green, Carbondale
Mr. Green, who was licensed in 2003, was disbarred. He misappropriated client funds, failed to diligently represent a client, made false statements to clients, and made misrepresentations to the ARDC. He was suspended on an interim basis on September 15, 2009.
- Jeffery Bart Hollander, Detroit, Mich.
Mr. Hollander was licensed in Illinois in 1992 and in Michigan in 1993. He was disbarred in Michigan for settling a personal injury matter without his client’s knowledge or consent. The Illinois Supreme Court imposed reciprocal discipline and disbarred him.
- Henry Moss Meersman, Moline
Mr. Meersman, who was licensed in 1951, was disbarred. While acting as the trustee of a testamentary trust that a decedent had established to benefit the decedent’s minor grandson, Mr. Meersman converted all of the trust assets, $30,656.73, to his own purposes.
- George V. Warren, Glenview
Mr. Warren was licensed to the practice of law in Michigan in 1968 and in Illinois in 1979. He was disbarred in Michigan for neglecting a client’s immigration case, refusing to refund unearned fees, and failing to be candid with the disciplinary authority. The Illinois Supreme Court imposed reciprocal discipline and disbarred him.
- John P. Wolgamot, Danville
Mr. Wolgamot, who was licensed in 1974, was disbarred on consent. He pled guilty to a charge of willfully assisting a client in filing a fraudulent United States income tax return that understated the client’s income by $478,098. He was sentenced to term of imprisonment of one year and one day. Mr. Wolgamot was suspended on an interim basis on August 5, 2009.