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conduct, multiple offenses, bad-faith obstruction
of the disciplinary proceeding by intentionally
failing to comply with rules or orders of the
disciplinary agency, refusal to acknowledge the
wrongful nature of his misconduct, vulnerability
of the victims, substantial experience in the practice of law, indifference to making restitution,
and illegal conduct.
Mitigating factor: delay in the disciplinary
Mr. Howe violated Rule 42, ARIZ.R.S.CT.,
specifically ER 1. 2(a), ER 1. 3, ER 1. 4(a) and
(b), ER 1. 15(a) and (d), ER 1. 16(a) and (d), ER
3. 4(c), ER 8. 1(b), and ER 8. 4(b) and (d), and
Rules 43(a), 54(c) and (d), and 72(a) and
(b)( 2), ARIZ.R.S.CT.
JOANNA M. KIEFFER
Bar No. 022085; File No. 14-0954
PDJ No. 2014-9089
By judgment and order dated Oct. 9, 2014, the
presiding disciplinary judge accepted an agreement for discipline by consent by which Joanna
M. Kieffer, Cibolo, Texas, was reprimanded.
Ms. Kieffer was placed on probation for one year
and ordered to complete the continuing legal
education course titled “The Ten Deadly Sins of
Conflicts.” Ms. Kieffer further must pay the
State Bar’s costs and expenses of the disciplinary
proceeding of $1,200.
Ms. Kieffer commenced a sexual relationship
with a neighbor and then subsequently agreed
to update this neighbor’s and his wife’s wills
and powers of attorney. Ms. Keiffer drafted the
updated wills and powers of attorney but did
not communicate with the wife regarding this.
In addition, Ms. Kieffer notarized the wills and
powers of attorney without actually observing
the neighbor or his wife executing the wills or
powers of attorney and without observing any
witnesses’ signatures on these documents.
Aggravating factors: None.
Mitigating factors: Absence of a prior disciplinary record; absence of a dishonest or selfish
motive; personal or emotional problems; full and
free disclosure to disciplinary board or cooperative attitude toward proceedings; and imposition
of other penalties or sanctions.
Ms. Kieffer violated Rule 42, ARIZ.R.S.CT.,
specifically ER(s) 1. 2(a), 1. 4, 1. 7(a)( 2), and
DANIEL J. RADACOSKY
Bar No. 0011673
PDJ No. 2014-9045
By amended judgment and order dated Oct. 9,
2014, the presiding disciplinary judge accepted
an agreement for discipline by consent by which
Daniel J. Radacosky, Phoenix, was suspended for
six months and one day, effective Oct. 9, 2014.
Mr. Radacosky also was ordered to pay restitution of $3,630 and costs and expenses of
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