vidual client ledgers and disbursed funds for
the benefit of his clients from his operating
account, constituting loans to clients. In addition, Mr. Landon erroneously disbursed funds
from his client trust account rather than from
his operating account, thereby negligently
converting client funds for several months.
Aggravating factors: Pattern of misconduct; substantial experience in the practice of
Mitigating factors: Absence of prior disciplinary record; absence of selfish or dishonest
motive; personal or emotional problems; cooperation with bar investigation.
Mr. Landon violated Rule 42,
ARIZ.R.S.CT., specifically ER 1. 8(e) and 1. 15,
and Rules 43(b)( 1)(A), 43(b)( 1)(B),
43(b)( 1)(C), and 43(b)( 2)(C), ARIZ.R.S.CT.
DONALD O. LOEB
Bar No. 001959; File No. 13-1027
PDJ No. 2013-9090
After reviewing an agreement for discipline
by consent, the presiding disciplinary judge
entered an amended final judgment and order
dated Oct. 16, 2013, in which Donald O.
Loeb, Mesa, was reprimanded. Mr. Loeb also
was placed on probation for one year, during
which time he must participate in the State
Bar’s Law Office Management Assistance
Program and Trust Account Ethics
Enhancement Program. Mr. Loeb also was
assessed the costs and expenses of the disciplinary proceeding in the amount of $1,221.33.
Mr. Loeb failed to maintain client ledgers,
an administrative funds ledger, a general
ledger, or monthly reconciliations for his trust
account. In addition, Mr. Loeb routinely held
a balance of earned fees in his client trust
account and used his client trust account as
an operating account by disbursing directly
to third parties for business and/or personal
expenses. Mr. Loeb also disbursed from his
client trust account by withdrawal, debit
memo, telephone transfer, and debit card on
multiple occasions and not by pre-numbered
check or electronic transfer, and did not maintain corresponding records on a contemporaneous basis.
Aggravating factors: Prior disciplinary
offenses and substantial experience in the practice of law.
Mitigating factors: Absence of a dishonest
or selfish motive and timely good-faith effort
to make restitution or rectify consequences of
Mr. Loeb violated Rule 42, ARIZ.R.S.CT.,
specifically ER 1. 15(a). Mr. Loeb also violated
Rules 43(b)( 1)(A), 43(b)( 1)(B), 43(b)( 1)(C),
43(b)( 2)(A), 43(b)( 2)(B), 43(b)( 2)(C),
43(b)( 2)(D), 43(b)( 5), and 54(d)( 2)(A),
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