Personal injury lawyer E. Eric Guirard readmitted to practice law
BATON ROUGE- Personal injury lawyer E. Eric Guirard, disbarred in 2009, has now be re-admitted to practice law in the state, the Louisiana Supreme Court announced Friday.
Guirard and his partner Thomas R. Pittenger were disbarred in 2009 for engaging in conflicts of interest, failing to supervise their non-lawyer staff, engaging in impermissible fee-sharing with non-lawyers and facilitating the unauthorized practice of law by non-lawyers.
Guirard filed for readmission of his license to practice back in September 2015.
Upon review, the Office of Disciplinary Counsel took no formal position on the application for Guirard’s readmission, however the matter was filed to a hearing committee.
The committee recommended that he be readmitted to practice law, but the ODC filed an objection to the recommendation.
The matter was then reviewed by the disciplinary board where they denied the application, sending it to the Louisiana Supreme Court for final review where it was ordered for Guirard to be readmitted with a two-year probationary period.
Guirard released a statement on the matter, expressing his appreciation of the decision:
“I am incredibly appreciative of the Supreme Court’s ruling and all of the support I have received during this time,” he said. “Now that this is behind me, I’m ready to get to work and start serving the public immediately."