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previous sworn testimony that he did not have
any original wills in storage.
The hearing panel ordered Mr. Pattullo to pay
restitution totaling $4,450 plus interest to the
three clients for whom he failed to render services.
Aggravating factors were: prior discipline,
pattern of misconduct, bad-faith obstruction of
the disciplinary proceeding by intentionally failing to comply with the rules or orders of the disciplinary agency, and substantial experience in the
practice of law.
There were no mitigating factors.
Mr. Pattullo violated Rule 42, ERs 1. 2, 1. 3,
1. 4, 1. 5, 1. 15(d), 1. 16(d), 3. 3(a), 8. 1(a) and (b),
and 8. 4(c) and (d), and Rules 54(c), (d)( 1) and
( 2), and 72, ARIZ.R.S.CT.
WILLIAM MAYO REID
Bar No. 031802; File No. 15-1390
PDJ No. 2014-9118
By the presiding disciplinary judge’s Feb. 23,
2016, judgment and order, William M. Reid,
Phoenix, was suspended for 30 days. Upon readmission, Mr. Reid will be placed on probation for
one year. He was assessed the costs and expenses
of the disciplinary proceeding totaling $1,200.
Mr. Reid was conditionally admitted to the
State Bar on Dec. 16, 2014. The terms of Mr.
Reid’s admission required him to undergo random drug testing and notify the compliance
monitor within 48 hours if he took any drugs,
prescribed or not. In April 2015, Mr. Reid notified the State Bar’s compliance monitor that he
was going to vacation in Mexico. On April 22,
2015, while on vacation, Mr. Reid took a 5-mg
tablet of benzodiazepine, a substance he is prohibited from using. Mr. Reid did not tell the
compliance monitor within 48 hours that he had
done so. On April 27, 2015, Mr. Reid reported
to the TASC Drug Detection Laboratory and
provided a urine sample. The sample tested positive for benzodiazepines.
There were no aggravating factors.
Mitigating factors included absence of a prior
disciplinary record, absence of a dishonest or
selfish motive full, and free disclosure to a disciplinary board or cooperative attitude toward
Mr. Reid violated Rule 54(f), ARIZ.R.S.CT.
JESSE SANTANA WULSIN
Bar No. 025893; File Nos. 15-0070, 15-0817, 15-1619
PDJ No. 2015-9104
By the presiding disciplinary judge’s final judgment and order dated Feb. 12, 2016, Jesse
Santana Wulsin, Phoenix, was suspended for two
years and ordered to pay $4,500 in restitution to
his former clients. Mr. Wulsin abandoned three
clients during litigation, failed to respond to the
State Bar’s requests for information, and failed to
answer the State Bar’s formal complaint. Judgment was entered against Mr. Wulsin by default.
Mr. Wulsin was assessed the costs of the disciplinary proceedings in the sum of $2,137.
Aggravating factors: pattern of misconduct,
multiple offenses, obstruction of the disciplinary
proceeding, refusal to acknowledge the wrongful
nature of the conduct, vulnerability of the victim,
and indifference to making restitution.
Mitigating factors: absence of a prior disciplinary record.
Mr. Wulsin violated Rule 42, ARIZ.R.S.CT.
ERs 1. 2, 1. 3, 1. 4, 1. 5, 1. 16, and 3. 2, and Rule
HONORS & AWARDS
Brian R. Booker joined Gordon & Rees as
a partner in the firm’s Phoenix office. He is a
member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation,
Tort & Product Liability and Professional Liabil-
ity Defense practice groups.
Samuel L. Lofland was elected Shareholder at
Ryley Carlock & Applewhite. He focuses on
environmental permitting, compliance, due diligence, and environmental and general commercial litigation and is an enrolled tribal member of
the Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma.
John Kaites and William Ridenour joined
Fennemore Craig in its Phoenix office. Kaites’
practice focuses on global security, business and
government negotiations and transactions as
well as litigation and regulatory compliance.
Ridenour’s practice focuses on banking, corporate law and real estate.
The Phoenix office also announced: that
Michelle De Blasi joined the firm as a shareholder