Texas attorney reinstated to Indiana bar

February 19, 2018

A Texas-based attorney who was reciprocally suspended in Indiana has been reinstated to the practice of law in the Hoosier state.

After receiving an 18-month suspension from the state of Texas, the Indiana Supreme Court imposed an indefinite suspension as reciprocal discipline against Felix O’Neill Rippy in October 2016. Though he is based in Texas, the Indiana Roll of Attorneys shows Rippy also has an office in downtown Indianapolis.

The high court in Indiana later amended Rippy’s indefinite suspension to a period of only 18 months, all stayed subject to the completion of his 18-month probationary period in Texas. Then in an order handed down Feb. 15, the justices found Rippy had successfully completed his Texas probation and, thus, terminated his Indiana probation. However, the court denied all additional relief Rippy petitioned for in addition to the termination of his probationary status.

Also, on Feb. 15, the Indiana Supreme Court converted suspensions against two central Indiana attorneys into indefinite suspensions. Both Eric W.I. Anglin of Plainfield and Glenn E. Davis, Jr. of Indianapolis were suspended Oct. 12 for failure to cooperate with the investigation of disciplinary grievances filed against them. Neither attorney responded to the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission’s motions to convert their suspensions to indefinite suspensions, so the justices granted those motions last week.

Further, when both Anglin and Davis failed to respond to show cause orders in separate disciplinary proceedings against them, the commission filed Requests for Ruling and to Tax Costs against each attorney. In light of the Feb. 15 suspensions, the justices dismissed the show cause proceedings as moot, but noted that if either respondent petitions for reinstatement, the issues in the show cause proceedings may be addressed in the reinstatement process.

Finally, Anglin was ordered to reimburse the commission $519.68 for the costs of the show cause proceedings, while Davis was ordered to pay $513.54.


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