If trouble comes in threes, we had number one with the appointment of Mr. Glover as bar counsel (Courier-Journal: "New Kentucky bar counsel once complained of changes brought by women lawyers").
Trouble number two in the ethics arena was sent up to Kentucky by way of Florida with a less than flattering story on local law firm Winters and Yonker, now Winters Yonker and Kannaday.
Note the perplexing response by the KBA President that "it is monitoring the situation and if the firm advertises in Kentucky during the suspensions, it will be reported to the Florida bar." Tattling to the teacher is not a fine way of enforcing the rules in Kentucky.
What is trouble number three? Well, I would submit that the nearly cavalier responses by the KBA President would be right up there.
Here is a link to the various KENTUCKY Supreme Court rules on the practice of law.
Another probing story by Courier-Journal reporter Andrew Wolfson:
Known in Louisville as Winters Yonker & Kannady, the firm spent $651,000 on 12,212 spots in the Louisville market in the first eight months of this year alone, not counting any discounts they may have received, according to the Neilsen Co., which tracks TV advertising.
William Winters and Marc Yonker, who promote themselves as the “aggressive attorneys,” were suspended for 91 days and 60 days respectively earlier this month by the Florida Supreme Court, which found they acted too aggressively when the stole clients from their former boss 11 years ago to start their own firm.
The court found that the pair had committed a criminal act reflecting on a lawyer’s “honesty, trustworthiness or fitness” and that they were guilty of other conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation.
They are barred from seeking new business or advertising in Florida during their suspensions, according to Kenneth Lawrence Marvin, staff counsel for the Florida State Bar.
Neither are licensed in Kentucky but Matthew Kannady, who is licensed here and is a partner in the Louisville office, said the firm decided to pull its ads in the Louisville “because we didn’t want to step on any toes in Florida.”
The law firm also has taken its web site off line in Florida and Kentucky, although it is still open for business in Louisville, Kannady said.
W. Douglas Myers, president of the Kentucky Bar Association, said it is monitoring the situation and if the firm advertises in Kentucky during the suspensions, it will be reported to the Florida bar.
Kannady declined to comment on whether the firm is still receiving referrals from 1-800-ASK-GARY, which advertises heavily.
click on heading for remainder of story.
Here is link to Florida Supreme Court opinion.