record prior to the conduct in this case, absence
of a dishonest motive, personal problems, and
full and free disclosure to a disciplinary board or
cooperative attitude toward proceedings.
Mr. Maasen violated Rule 42, ARIZ.R.S.CT.,
ERs 1. 3, 1. 4, 1. 5(a), and 8. 4(d).
JAMES R. OLSEN
Bar No. 026833; File No. 15-2921
PDJ No. 2016-9069
By final judgment and order dated Oct. 19, 2016,
James R. Olsen, Orem, Utah, was suspended for
60 days, and was assessed the costs of the disciplinary proceedings totaling $2,000. As a condition of reinstatement Mr. Olsen must complete
10 hours of continuing legal education in the area
In a letter Olsen sent to clients informing
them of his firm’s sale, he misrepresented the
extent of the purchasing attorney’s experience.
During the State Bar’s investigation Mr. Olsen
forged a State Bar email address, sent himself
an email from that account which purported to
remind him of an upcoming deadline by which he
was to provide supplemental information to the
State Bar, and then attempted to use the forged
email as the basis for a request for extension of
time to provide the requested information.
Aggravating factors: dishonest motive and
deceptive practices during the disciplinary process.
Mitigating factors: absence of a prior disciplinary record.
Mr. Olsen violated Rule 42, ARIZ.R.S.CT.,
ERs 1. 17, 8. 1(a), and 8. 4(c).
Nearly 17,000 attorneys are eligible to
practice law in Arizona. Many attorneys
share the same names. All discipline
reports should be read carefully for
names, addresses and Bar numbers.
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complex civil litigation, including business and
intellectual property litigation, tort liability, and
— PUBLIC COMMENTS INVITED —
The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge Jacqueline
Rateau at Tucson, Arizona, is due to expire on July 10, 2017. The United
States District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens
to consider the reappointment of the magistrate judge to a new eight year
The duties of a magistrate judge in this court include the following:
( 1) conduct of most preliminary proceedings in criminal cases;
( 2) trial and disposition of misdemeanor cases;
( 3) conduct of various pretrial matters and evidentiary proceedings
on delegation from a district judge; and
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