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JAMES R. ANDREWS II
Bar No. 027886; File Nos. 16-1258, 16-1280
PDJ No. 2016-9101
By judgment of disbarment dated Feb. 1, 2017,
a discipline hearing panel disbarred James R.
Andrews II, Chandler, Ariz., from the practice
of law, effective immediately. The panel ordered
Mr. Andrews to pay costs and expenses totaling
$2,000.00 and restitution to his former clients
In the first count, Mr. Andrews represented
his client in two personal injury matters. Although
Mr. Andrews successfully resolved both cases, he
kept settlement funds meant to pay medical liens
and costs. Mr. Andrews also failed to respond to
the State Bar investigation or participate in the
In the second count, Mr. Andrews represented
his client in a bankruptcy matter. Despite repeatedly assuring the client that the family home
would be protected, Mr. Andrews abandoned the
client, and the home was foreclosed upon without the client’s knowledge. Mr. Andrews also
failed to respond to the State Bar investigation or
participate in the disciplinary proceedings.
Aggravating factors of prior disciplinary
offenses, dishonest or selfish motive, pattern of
misconduct, multiple offenses, and indifference to
There were no mitigating factors.
Mr. Andrews violated Rule 42, ARIZ.R.S.CT.,
ERs 1. 2, 1. 3, 1. 4, 1. 5, 1. 15, 1. 16, 8. 1, 8. 4(d)
and Rule 54(d), ARIZ.R.S.CT.
Bar No. 009885; File No. 16-0417
PDJ No. 2016-9077
By final judgment and order dated Feb. 13,
2017, Diana McCulloch, Tempe, Ariz., was
suspended for 60 days effective Feb. 17, 2017.
Upon reinstatement, Ms. McCulloch will be on
probation for two years and shall participate in the
State Bar’s Law Office Management Assistance
Ms. McCulloch served a subpoena on the
Maricopa County Attorney’s Office using a closed
juvenile court case number. Ms. McCulloch did
so without notice to the opposing parties in the
underlying juvenile court case and without complying with Juvenile Court Rule 44(E), which
requires consent of the opposing party or authorization from the court to engage in discovery.
Ms. McCulloch knew that the juvenile court case
was closed when she had the subpoena issued
and served on the Maricopa County Attorney’s
Office. During the disciplinary hearing, Ms.
McCulloch asserted that a subpoena was not discovery under Juvenile Court Rule 44(E) despite
stating that a subpoena’s purpose is to compel