attorney. In the second matter, he
failed to meet a court filing deadline.
Aggravating factors: Prior disciplinary offenses and a pattern of
Mitigating factor: Personal or
Mr. Mattern violated Rule 42,
Ariz.R.S.Ct., specifically ERs 1. 3,
1. 4, 3. 2 and 8. 4(d), and Rule 41(g),
Bar No. 018872; File No. 12-3340
PDJ No. 2013-9049
By judgment and order dated Aug.
20, 2013, the presiding disciplinary
judge accepted an agreement for
discipline by consent by which
Rosval Patterson, Phoenix, was suspended for six months and one day.
If reinstated, Mr. Patterson will be
placed on supervised probation for
two years concurrent with the probation term in PDJ-2011-9084.
Mr. Patterson failed to abide by
his client’s decisions concerning the
objectives of the representation, to
act diligently and to reasonably
communicate with his client during
appropriation of funds from his
client trust account. The misappro-priation allegations form the basis
for the disbarment.
PAUL J. MATTERN
Bar No. 015487; File Nos. 13-0464, 13-
PDJ No. 2013-9071
By judgment and order of the presiding disciplinary judge dated Sept.
5, 2013, Paul J. Mattern, Phoenix,
was suspended for six months effective 60 days from the date of the
order. He also was assessed the costs
and expenses of the disciplinary proceeding. Upon reinstatement, Mr.
Mattern shall be placed on probation for two years to include participation in the State Bar’s Law Office
Management Assistance Program
and quarterly reporting to the State
Bar’s compliance monitor.
In the first of two matters, Mr.
Mattern failed to appear for court
hearings, failed to meet court filing
deadlines, failed to adequately com-
municate with his client, failed to
timely provide documents to his
client’s new counsel and sent inap-
propriate text messages to another
concluded that a six-month suspen-
sion was appropriate.
PERCIVAL R. BRADLEY
Bar No. 017149; File No. 12-3242
PDJ No. 2013-9072
By judgment and order dated Sept.
3, 2013, the presiding disciplinary
judge accepted an agreement for
discipline by consent and suspended
Percival R. Bradley, Phoenix, for 60
days, effective Oct. 1, 2013.
Mr. Bradley failed to represent
a bodily injury client diligently. He
failed to determine the client’s correct date of injury and filed suit after
the statute of limitations period had
expired. Mr. Bradley’s response to
a motion for summary judgment
reflected incompetence, his argument opposing the motion was frivolous, he did not obtain a written
and signed contingent fee agreement from his client, and his failure
to appear in court for oral argument
was prejudicial to the administration
of justice. Mr. Bradley acted with a
negligent mental state in connection
with all violations.
Aggravating factors: prior disci-
plinary offenses, a pattern of mis-
conduct, multiple offenses, and sub-
stantial experience in the practice of
Mitigating factors: absence of a
dishonest or selfish motive, timely
good-faith effort to make restitution or to rectify consequences of
misconduct, and full and free disclosure to a disciplinary board or cooperative attitude toward proceedings.
Mr. Bradley violated Rule 42,
Ariz.R.S.Ct., specifically ERs 1. 1,
1. 3, 1. 5(c), 3. 1, and 8. 4(d). Mr.
Bradley also was ordered to pay the
State Bar’s costs and expenses of
$1,200. He voluntarily paid restitution to his client to settle any liability claim she may have brought
RODNEY M. MATHESON
Bar No. 003434; File Nos. 13-1253,
PDJ File No. 2013-9081
On Sept. 5, 2013, Rodney M.
Matheson, Mesa, consented to disbarment. By order filed Sept. 10,
2013, the presiding disciplinary
judge disbarred Mr. Matheson
effective immediately. The charges
against Mr. Matheson involved mis-