Criminal Justice

Local Attorney Suspended From Practice

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Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Brent Dickson


July 3, 2013 — A Lake County defense attorney who served briefly as East Chicago city judge will be suspended from practicing law for at least three years, beginning in August, for misusing client funds.

The Indiana Supreme Court determined that Noah Holcomb Jr. violated professional conduct rules including charging unreasonable fees, commingling client and attorney funds and taking trust account funds for personal use.

Chief Justice Brent Dickson said in the published order that Holcomb’s punishment could have been more severe, if he hadn’t reached an agreed settlement with the court’s Disciplinary Commission.  Two of the five Indiana Supreme Court justices dissented from the disciplinary ruling.  They believed Holcomb should have been disbarred.


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