The Iowa Supreme Court has suspended the law licenses of two Iowa attorneys who’ve had complaints from clients in the past. Dubuque attorney Mary Margaret Schumacher was privately admonished by the Iowa Supreme Court in 1988 on a previous complaint from a client. Now, the court has suspended her license to practice law for six months because of “neglect and incompetence” in her work for three other clients.
In one case, Schumacher failed to file tax returns on time and cost a client 14-thousand dollars in fines and penalties.
Edward Conrad, an attorney from Sigourney, has had his license to practice law suspended for one month.
Conrad was reprimanded for his work on a divorce case and his failure to respond to his client or the Attorney Disciplinary Board that was investigating the client’s complaint. In 2005, Conrad was publicly reprimanded by the Iowa Supreme Court for his work on a probate case.