Indy’s lawyers suspended for conviction, disability
An Indianapolis lawyer has been suspended from practicing law in Indiana following a criminal conviction while another Indianapolis lawyer has been suspended due to a disability.
The Indiana Supreme Court on Thursday issued stay orders against Christina N. La Croix and Nicholas M. Elliott.
La Croix pleaded guilty in April to dependent negligence, a level 6 felony listed as a class A misdemeanor. She was sentenced to 365 days, with a three-day credit and 359-day suspended sentence, according to records online courts.
La Croix was already suspended for non-compliance with the CLE. Thursday’s provisional suspension, which took effect immediately, will continue until further court order or until any resulting disciplinary action is finalized, provided no further suspension is in effect.
The case of In the case: Christina N. La Croix, 21S-DI-287, is his only disciplinary measure, according to the Indiana Roll of Attorneys.
In Elliott’s case, the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission filed a motion to determine disability in In the matter: Nicholas M. Elliott, 21S-DI-327. The commission and Elliott also signed a verified consent to the agreed disability suspension.
“Separate proceedings concerning disciplinary complaints are pending against the defendant in cases Nos. 19S-DI-587 and 20S-DI-327. As part of their agreement, the parties are asking that these proceedings be stayed until the respondent’s disability suspension is lifted, ”according to Thursday’s order.
The order did not list the nature of the disciplinary complaints against Elliott or the nature of his disability.
Elliott’s disability suspension took effect immediately Thursday. He may apply for reinstatement at the end of the disability in accordance with admission and discipline rule 23 (18) (b). The proceedings in the other two disciplinary cases are suspended until the suspension of invalidity is lifted.
Elliott was disciplined 10 times, according to the Roll of Attorneys.
All of the judges agreed to both ordinances.