ROBERT A. ROJAS
Bar No. 12864; File No. 14-9022
PDJ No. 2014-9022
By Arizona Supreme Court order dated Nov. 7,
2014, Robert A. Rojas, Glendale, Ariz., was
reinstated to active membership status.
Bar No. 019659; File No. 12-1047
PDJ No. 2014-9081
By the presiding disciplinary judge’s judgment
and order dated Sept. 29, 2014, Zubair Aslamy,
Mesa, was reprimanded. He also was assessed the
costs and expenses of the disciplinary proceeding.
Mr. Aslamy represented a defendant who
had been charged with second-degree murder.
Shortly before trial was scheduled to commence,
Mr. Aslamy emailed copies of two grand jury
transcripts to a news reporter. At that time, Mr.
Aslamy was unaware of statutory and criminal
rule prohibitions against disclosing grand-jury
transcripts. Criminal Rule 12. 8 permits certified
transcripts to be made available only to the
prosecution and defendant. Furthermore, Mr.
Aslamy should have been aware that disclosing
the grand-jury transcripts could have adversely
affected the legal process, whether or not he
knew that a knowing disclosure, except in very
limited circumstances, could result in a misdemeanor conviction ( A.R.S. § 13-2812). Mr.
Aslamy’s disclosure of the grand-jury transcripts
was prejudicial to the administration of justice.
Aggravating factors: prior disciplinary offenses, substantial experience in the practice of law,
and illegal conduct.
Mitigating factor: delay in the disciplinary
Mr. Aslamy violated Rule 42, ARIZ.R.S.CT.,
specifically ER 8. 4(d).
LEON J. BRANDRIET
Bar No. 012440; File Nos. 02-0662, 03-0587,
PDJ No. 2014-9056
By the presiding disciplinary judge’s Oct. 27,
2014 order, Leon J. Brandriet, Watertown, S.D.,
was disbarred, effective Sept. 29, 2014. Mr.
Brandriet was ordered to pay restitution of
$85,394.50 with interest to one former client
and $14,352.65 with interest to another. Mr.
Brandriet also was assessed the costs and expens-
es of the disciplinary proceeding of $2,036.30.
Mr. Brandriet was transferred to disability
inactive status on April 12, 2004. On Jan. 18,
2013, the State Bar filed a petition for order to
show cause to proceed on the stayed disciplinary
cases. On March 19 and 26, 2013, the presiding
disciplinary judge vacated all stays. The presiding
disciplinary judge found that Mr. Brandriet
“acknowledges that the disability which originally