In re Hoefle (Disbarment)

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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF KANSAS Bar Docket No. 22228 In the Matter of THEODORE R. HOEFLE, Respondent. ORDER OF DISBARMENT In a letter signed December 29, 2017, addressed to the Clerk of the Appellate Courts, respondent Theodore R. Hoefle, an attorney admitted to the practice of law in the state of Kansas, voluntarily surrendered his license to practice law in Kansas, pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 217 (2018 Kan. S. Ct. R. 261). At the time the respondent surrendered his license, a disciplinary complaint was pending, alleging that the respondent violated Kansas Rule of Professional Conduct 8.4 (2018 Kan. S. Ct. R. 381) (misconduct), for failing to correct a false insurance claim and failing to correct false information in a police report. 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 Theodore R. Hoefle 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 Theodore R. Hoefle from the roll of attorneys licensed to practice law in Kansas. 1 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 shall comply with Supreme Court Rule 218 (2018 Kan. S. Ct. R. 262). Dated this 16th day of January, 2018. 2