Colorado Supreme Court
Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel
Promoting Professionalism. Protecting the Public.
Client Protection Fund Pays $26,000 in Claims
Misconduct involved attorneys’ failure to return funds owed to clients.
Roughly $26,000 from the Attorneys’ Fund for Client Protection was paid to claimants at the fund’s board meeting in September.
With that action, the fund has dispersed just under $5.3 million since 1999.
The fund’s board approved three claims. The claim amounts and attorneys involved were:
David D. Pavek, for failure to return his client’s settlement balance.
Daynel L. Hooker, for failure to return an unearned retainer.
Victoria L. Ringler, for failure to return an unearned retainer.
Attorney Regulation Counsel James Coyle also approved three claims. The claim amounts and attorneys involved were:
Victoria L. Ringler
Daynel L. Hooker
Glenn L. Webb
The purpose of the fund is to promote public confidence in the administration of justice and the integrity of the legal profession by mitigating losses caused by the dishonest conduct of attorneys. The fund was established in 1999 and is funded solely through a portion of attorneys’ annual registration fees.
All of the attorneys listed above have been suspended or disbarred by the Supreme Court.
If you know someone who has suffered a loss of money due to the dishonest conduct or breach of fiduciary duty by the person’s Colorado lawyer, please notify the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel at (303) 457-5800.