A Washington state lawyer has been disbarred after allegedly collecting a total of more than $32,000 in fees from two different clients, not pursuing their cases fully, learning the respective cases were dismissed, and not informing the clients of the dismissals, according to factual findings from a disciplinary hearing officer.

Nicholas A. Fay has been disbarred by the Washington State Supreme Court, which unanimously approved the recommendation for disbarment from the Washington State Bar Association Disciplinary Board, according to a high court disbarment order. The order noted that one justice recused herself from the matter.

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