TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Aug 24, 2018
The American Bar Association Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary gave a “not qualified” rating to a lawyer nominated to a federal judgeship in Oklahoma, The ABA Journal reports. The committee voted unanimously on the rating for John O’Connor of Tulsa in areas of professional competence and integrity. “The confidential peer review revealed several instances of ethical concerns, including candor with the court, evidence of overbilling of clients and billing practices criticized by courts, an improper ex parte communication with a court, and improper contact with adverse parties in litigation,” the committee wrote in a letter signed by chair Paul Moxley.