Longtime Warsaw attorney resigns amid misconduct allegations

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A Warsaw attorney with nearly 50 years’ experience has resigned from the Indiana bar after facing an investigation by the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission.

In a Thursday order, the Indiana Supreme Court accepted the resignation of Larry D. Beeson, effective immediately. Beeson tendered his resignation pursuant to Indiana Admission and Discipline Rule 23(17), which requires an acknowledgement that there is presently pending an investigation into allegations of misconduct against which Beeson could not have successfully defended himself. The order does not disclose the nature of the disciplinary investigation.

In 2013, Beeson was publicly reprimanded for notarizing the signature on a guardianship consent form even though he did not witness the signing. Beeson violated Ind. Professional Conduct Rules 8.4(c) and 8.4 (d).

As a result of his resignation, the investigation into Beeson’s alleged misconduct will be dismissed. Beeson, who was admitted to practice in 1970, will be ineligible to petition for reinstatement to the Indiana bar for five years, and if he petitions for reinstatement, his alleged misconduct may be addressed. However, his reinstatement is discretionary and will require evidence of his remorse, rehabilitation and fitness to practice law.

The costs of the proceedings will be assessed against him.

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