LINCOLN — The Nebraska Supreme Court suspended a lawyer Friday for failing to refund unearned fees to clients and other violations of professional standards.

The court ordered Tobin D. Wolfe to serve a two-year suspension effective Nov. 6, 2017, the date when Wolfe was placed on temporary suspension. If he is eventually reinstated to practice law, Wolfe will have to serve an additional two years of supervised probation.

Wolfe has been a licensed attorney since 2013. During an eight-month period in 2017, 10 clients filed grievances against Wolfe with the Supreme Court’s Counsel for Discipline.

A referee appointed to judge the complaints found that Wolfe failed to properly communicate with clients, kept fees he did not earn, demonstrated professional incompetence and violated his oath of office to practice law.

An attempt to reach Wolfe Friday was unsuccessful. The phone number listed for his office in the state bar directory has been disconnected.

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