No. SB-95-0055-D. Disc. Comm. No. 91-1053.

188 Ariz. 375 (1997)

936 P.2d 1269

In the MATTER OF a Member of the State Bar of Arizona, Michael L. MURPHY, Respondent.

Supreme Court of Arizona.

April 29, 1997.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

State Bar of Arizona by E. Jeffrey Walsh, Snell & Wilmer, Phoenix, for State Bar of Arizona.

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C. by Gary L. Stuart, Robert E. Coltin, Phoenix, for Respondent.


ZLAKET, Chief Justice.

This disciplinary proceeding arises out of a commercial transaction in which respondent was both an investor and the attorney for other investors. Concluding that he breached ethical duties owed to the investment's promoters, who were also clients of his law firm, a hearing committee recommended that respondent be suspended for at least two years. One committee member urged disbarment. The disciplinary commission rejected many...

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