Douglas S. Younglove, Phoenix, was suspended
for 60 days, effective Nov. 1, 2015. Mr. Younglove also was ordered to complete one year of
probation upon reinstatement by enrolling in
the State Bar’s Law Office Management Assistance Program, obtaining a practice monitor,
and completing the CLE program titled “Candor,
Courtesy, and Confidences: Common Courtroom Conundrums.” Mr. Younglove also was ordered to pay costs and expenses of the disciplinary
proceedings totaling $1,200.
Mr. Younglove’s conduct in all four counts
occurred while he was employed at Lerner and
Rowe Law Group representing clients in criminal matters. At one point during the relevant time
period he became the supervising criminal law
attorney for the firm.
In State Bar File No. 13-1767, Mr. Younglove
represented a DUI defendant in Tempe Municipal Court. He failed to appear for two pretrial
conferences. On the second occasion, at 6: 30
p.m. he filed a motion to continue the 8: 30 a.m.
matter that he’d already missed. The basis for the
motion was that he was occupied with other cases
in Superior Court, matters about which he had
known for several weeks. The court denied Mr.
Younglove’s motion and set a $500 bond for the
client to pay before it would quash an arrest warrant issued due to the client’s failure to appear at
a previous matter. Mr. Younglove did not notify
the client of these circumstances so when she later
appeared in court on an unrelated matter with a
different attorney, she was arrested.
In State Bar File No. 13-2016, Mr. Younglove
represented a client in a criminal proceeding in
Bullhead City Municipal Court. He was three
hours late for a pretrial hearing. Upon arriving
in court Mr. Younglove asked to have his client’s
matter heard to avoid making another trip from
Phoenix. Judge Psareas admonished Mr. Younglove for expecting the court to drop everything
it was doing at 4: 50 p.m. to accommodate him.
During the hearing Judge Psareas asked Mr.
Younglove if he knew Tempe Judge MaryAnne
Majestic, and if he thought she would hear his
case under similar circumstances. Mr. Younglove
told Judge Psareas that he knew Judge Majestic
from his many court appearances and that because
she was his golfing companion and she would be
happy to hear his case under the scenario presented. Judge Majestic learned of this conversation
and asked Mr. Younglove to self-report his lie to
the State Bar because “ 1) you may have appeared
before me but I have no recollection of you, 2) I
am not your ‘golfing companion,’ and 3) I do not
play golf.” Mr. Younglove did not self-report. In
the discipline case Mr. Younglove acknowledged
that he never appeared before Judge Majestic in
person although he had cases in her court. He explained that years earlier he was once paired with
a woman golfer who introduced herself as a Municipal Court judge, could not recall her name,
and assumed without actually knowing that it was
Judge Majestic because she was the only woman
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