LINCOLN — The Nebraska Supreme Court disbarred an Omaha attorney Friday who practiced law for more than a decade on a suspended license.
David M. Walocha had his license suspended in 1996 — two years after becoming a lawyer — for failing to pay dues to the Nebraska State Bar Association as required by state law.
According to the court ruling, Walocha resumed practicing law in 1998 even though the suspension had not been lifted.
He continued practicing through 2011, entering appearances in at least 65 cases in Douglas County. At least one case involved felony charges.
The ruling said Walocha had argued for a lesser discipline than disbarment.
But the court said no other punishment would be adequate, considering the number and seriousness of the violations.
"Every pleading, every court appearance, every meeting with a client constituted a separate act of dishonesty," the court said. "His misconduct is egregious and unacceptable."
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