In re Logan- (Order of Disbarment)

Annotate this Case
Download PDF
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF KANSAS Bar Docket No. 20875 In the Matter of MARK R. LOGAN, Respondent. ORDER OF DISBARMENT On May 16, 2018, respondent Mark R. Logan, an attorney admitted to practice law in the state of Kansas, appeared before a hearing panel of the Kansas Board for Discipline of Attorneys for a hearing on a formal complaint. During the hearing, the parties announced that the respondent agreed to surrender his license on or before June 1, 2018. Shortly before the hearing, the respondent signed a letter, dated May 16, 2018, effective June 1, 2018, and addressed to the Clerk of the Appellate Courts, voluntarily surrendering his license to practice law in Kansas, pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 217 (2018 Kan. S. Ct. R. 261). On June 1, 2018, the respondent tendered his bar certificate and current registration card to the Disciplinary Administrator's office. At the time the respondent surrendered his license, six disciplinary complaints were pending. Four of the cases were scheduled for a hearing on a formal complaint. Two other cases remained under investigation. Previously, on May 11, 2018, the respondent entered a stipulation, admitting facts and rule violations. The respondent stipulated that he failed to deposit client funds into an attorney trust account, misappropriated client funds, failed to timely return funds to clients and third parties, failed to diligently pursue client matters, and failed to cooperate in disciplinary investigations. Accordingly, he acknowledged that his conduct violated Kansas Rules of Professional Conduct 1.3 (2018 Kan. S. Ct. R. 292) (diligence); 1.15 (2018 Kan. S. Ct. R. 328) (safekeeping property); 1.16(d) (2018 Kan. S. Ct. R. 333) (terminating representation); 3.2 (2018 Kan. S. Ct. R. 343) (expediting litigation); 8.1 (2018 Kan. S. Ct. R. 379) (cooperation); 8.4(c) (2018 Kan. S. Ct. R. 381) (professional misconduct 1 involving dishonest conduct); 8.4(d) (professional misconduct that is prejudicial to the administration of justice); 8.4(g) (professional misconduct that reflects adversely on the lawyer's fitness to practice law); and Supreme Court Rule 207 (cooperation) (2018 Kan. S. Ct. R. 246). This court finds that the surrender of the respondent's license should be accepted and that the respondent should be disbarred. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Mark R. Logan be, and he is hereby disbarred from the practice of law in Kansas, and his license and privilege to practice law are hereby revoked. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of the Appellate Courts strike the name of Mark R. Logan from the roll of attorneys licensed to practice law in Kansas. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this order shall be published in the Kansas Reports, that the costs herein shall be assessed to the respondent, and that the respondent forthwith must comply with Supreme Court Rule 218 (2018 Kan. S. Ct. R. 262). Dated this 14th day of June, 2018. 2