David K. Vallance, Bar No. 00785134, was disbarred for alleged violations including neglecting a legal matter entrusted to the lawyer; frequently failing to carry out completely the obligations that the lawyer owes to a client or clients; failing to abide by a client’s decisions concerning the objectives and general methods of representation; failing to keep a client reasonably informed about the status of a matter and to promptly comply with reasonable requests for information; failing to explain a matter to the extent reasonably necessary to permit the client to make informed decisions regarding the representation; failing, upon termination of representation, to take steps to the extent reasonably practicable to protect a clients interests; failing to correct a misapprehension known by the person to have arisen in the matter or knowingly failing to respond to a lawful demand for information from an admission, reinstatement or disciplinary authority; failing 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; and failing to comply with �13.01 of the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure relating to notification of an attorney’s cessation of practice.
The default judgment, dated Nov. 8, 2006, orders Vallance to pay $1,755.56 in attorneys’ fees and costs to the State Bar of Texas.
Vallance could not be reached for comment, because neither the State Bar nor the telephone company had a working number for him.
(Evidentiary Panel 4B03, H0090520938)