The Alaska Supreme Court has suspended the law license of former U.S. Attorney Wevley Shea, finding “clear and convincing evidence” that he violated professional rules of conduct.
The high court adopted the recommendations of a disciplinary board, which called for the license to be suspended for 25 months. The board also said Shea must demonstrate that he is “mentally fit” to return to practicing law before applying for reinstatement of his license.
An Alaska bar committee last year found that Shea had a conflict of interest in representing the sister of a former client in a family dispute. It also found, among other things, that Shea had acted unprofessionally in court pleadings by using language or displaying conduct the committee described as demeaning, frivolous and outrageous.
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