Aggravating factors: dishonest or selfish
motive, a pattern of misconduct, multiple offenses, bad-faith obstruction of the disciplinary proceeding and failure to comply with State Bar
rules, vulnerability of victims, and substantial
experience in the practice of law.
Mitigating factors: Lack of a prior disciplinary
record, personal or emotional problems, and
Mr. Tilson violated Rule 42, ARIZ.R.S.CT.,
specifically ERs 1. 1, 1. 2, 1. 3, 1. 4, 1. 5(a), (b), and
(d)( 3), 1. 7(a), 1. 15(b), 1. 16(d), 3. 1, 3. 2, 3. 3(a),
3. 4(c), 4. 4(a), 5. 5, 8. 1(b), 8. 4(c) and 8. 4(d).
ANDREW JOHN VAN LOON
Bar No. 029699; File Nos. 14-0510, 14-0799
PDJ No. 2014-9062
By judgment and order dated Nov. 26, 2014, the
presiding disciplinary judge accepted an agreement for discipline by consent by which Andrew
John Van Loon, Phoenix, was reprimanded. Mr.
Van Loon also was ordered to enter into amended terms and conditions of diversion in State Bar
File Nos. 13-1668 and 13-2086, extending his
original terms and conditions of diversion in
those files for an additional year. Mr. Van Loon
further must pay the State Bar’s costs and expenses of the disciplinary proceeding of $1,200.
In count one, Mr. Van Loon filed motions for
temporary orders that did not comply with the
applicable Rule of Family Law Procedure. Mr.
Van Loon also failed to attend a court hearing
because his client indicated that she would sign a
consent for Mr. Van Loon to withdraw prior to
the hearing. The client failed to do so and, consequently, the court held a show-cause hearing
in which Mr. Van Loon explained his nonappearance to the court. In count two, Mr. Van Loon
failed to timely file a petition to modify a client’s
child-support payments, failed to obtain a hearing on the petition after he filed it—resulting in
the court entering a notice of intent to dismiss—
and failed to adequately communicate with his
Aggravating factors: A pattern of misconduct
and multiple offenses.
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; inexperience in
the practice of law; character or reputation; and
imposition of other penalties and sanctions.
Mr. Van Loon violated Rule 42,
ARIZ.R.S.CT., specifically ERs 1. 3, 1. 4, 1. 16(d),
3. 2, and 8. 4(d).
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