Ms. Petersen violated Rules 31, 42 (
specifically ERs 5. 5, 8. 1, and 8. 4(c)), 54(c), 54(d), and
Ms. Petersen also was ordered to pay restitution of $1,000 to the client and the State Bar’s
costs and expenses of $2,000.
PAUL B. RUDOLPH
Bar No. 014027; File No. 11-2833
PDJ No. 2012-9065
By a Mar. 4, 2013, order of the presiding disciplinary judge, Paul B. Rudolph, Scottsdale, was reprimanded. Mr. Rudolph also was assessed the
costs and expenses of the disciplinary proceeding.
Mr. Rudolph was convicted of one count of
impersonating a police officer, a class 1 misdemeanor. The conviction was based on a February
14, 2010, incident during which Mr. Rudolph
was observed driving a white Ford Crown
Victoria with “wig-wag” lights activated for a
brief period of time.
Aggravating factors: prior disciplinary offenses, pattern of misconduct, substantial experience
in the practice of law, and illegal conduct.
Mitigating factors: good-faith effort to rectify
consequences, and imposition of other penalties
Mr. Rudolph violated Rule 42, specifically
ERs 8. 4(b) and 8. 4(c), ARIZ.R.S.CT.
Bar No. 023444; File Nos. 11-3886, 12-1301, 12-
PDJ No. 2012-9109
By judgment and order dated April 12, 2013, the
presiding disciplinary judge accepted an agreement for discipline by consent by which Roberto
Salazar, Tucson, was reprimanded. Mr. Salazar
will be placed on probation for two years during
which time he must participate in the State Bar’s
Law Office Management Assistance Program,
complete certain continuing legal education
courses, and participate in fee arbitration with
one of his clients. Mr. Salazar was ordered to pay
the State Bar’s costs and expenses of the disciplinary proceeding in the amount of $1,200.
The consent agreement involved Mr.
Salazar’s conduct in three different matters. In
the first matter, he failed to attend a status conference, personally attend a show-cause hearing
that he was ordered to attend, respond to a
motion to compel, and respond to a motion for
summary judgment that resulted in judgment
being entered against his client. In the second
matter, Mr. Salazar failed to correctly complete
certain immigration paperwork for his client and
provided his client a check that was returned for
nonsufficient funds. In the third matter, Mr.
Salazar also failed to correctly complete certain
immigration paperwork for his client.
Aggravating factors: A pattern of misconduct
and multiple offenses.
Mitigating factors: Absence of a prior discipli-