An attorney from the northwest Iowa town of George had his license to practice law suspended. The Iowa Supreme Court lifted the license of Keith Thompson after allegations of ethical violations by the state disciplinary board. Thompson served as an assistant county attorney in O’Brien County in 2004.
Court documents say Thompson forged the signature of a district court judge in a juvenile court motion. He filed the documents and arranged to have copies served on the parties.
The judge discovered the forged document who ordered Thompson to report the matter to the disciplinary board. Thirty nine days later he did. The Supreme Court says that action adversely affects the fitness of a lawyer to practice. They suspended Thompson’s license indefinitely with no chance of reinstatement for 9 months. Thompson will have to successfully pass the a multi-state professional responsibility exam.