MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Former judge Herman Thomas has been disbarred again, forunauthorized practice of law. The decision came down Tuesday in asecond disciplinary meeting in as many days.
The Alabama Bar charged Thomas with unauthorized practice oflaw. It is believed that after he was suspended from using his lawlicense in 2009, he continued practicing law.
Tony McLain with the Alabama Bar Association said Thomasadmitted that he was practicing law with a suspended license.McLain said Thomas prepares estate documents and signed letter onlaw firm legal head.
"He came in this [Tuesday] morning with his lawyer and agreed toplead guilty, basically admit to all charges and that his conductconstituted violation of the rules we had charged him with that heviolated. Basically, we just went to the discipline or punishmentphase," said McLain.
The disbarrment Tuesday is the second time that Thomas has beendisbarred. Monday, the Alabama Bar Association disbarred him forpaddling inmates and having inappropriate contact with defendants.The disbarrment will run for five years. Thomas has 42 days toappeal.
Thomas is also licensed to practice law in Florida. The FloridaBar will immediately file a petition for emergency suspension ofhis Florida license to practice law by the Florida SupremeCourt.
It will determine what further disciplinary action may bewarranted based on the circumstances of the Alabama disbarment.
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