Everardo Abrego of Cameron County, Bar No. 00828200, has been suspended for three months and placed on probation for nine months for the following violations of the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct:

• Rule 1.03(a) — A lawyer shall keep a client reasonably informed about the status of a matter and promptly comply with reasonable requests for information; and

• Rule 1.14(a) — A lawyer shall hold funds and other property belonging in whole or in part to clients or third persons that are in a lawyer’s possession in connection with a representation separate from the lawyer’s own property. Such funds shall be kept in a separate account, designated as a trust or escrow account, maintained in the state where the lawyer’s office is situated, or elsewhere with the consent of the client or third person. Other client property shall be identified as such and appropriately safeguarded. Complete records of such account funds and other property shall be kept by the lawyer and shall be preserved for a period of five years after termination of the representation.

The July 12 agreed judgment orders Abrego to pay $800 in attorneys’ fees and direct expenses to the State Bar of Texas.

(Evidentiary Panel 12-3; No. S0070922234)

Nancy Johnson Leonard, Bar No. 00792182, has been suspended for one year and one day as a matter of alleged reciprocal discipline. The default judgment of suspension is dated July 26. Contact information for Leonard could not be located.

(Board of Disciplinary Appeals; No. 44741)

Alberto Francisco Lopez of Hidalgo County, Bar No. 24050950, has been placed on probation for one year for the following violations of the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct:

• Rule 1.03(a) — A lawyer shall keep a client reasonably informed about the status of a matter and promptly comply with reasonable requests for information; and

• Rule 8.04(a) (8) — A lawyer shall not fail to timely furnish to the chief disciplinary counsel’s office or a district grievance committee a response or other information as required by the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure, unless he or she in good faith timely asserts a privilege or other legal ground for failure to do so.

The June 16 agreed judgment orders Lopez to pay $750 in restitution and $2,000 in attorney’s fees and direct expenses to the State Bar of Texas. Lopez must also complete an additional six hours of continuing legal education in the area of law practice management.

(Evidentiary Panel 12-2; Nos. S0070820544, S0090820833)

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