The Iowa Supreme Court has suspended the law license of the Scott County Attorney. Officials say that for months, Scott County Attorney Bill Davis hasn’t provided the proper paperwork to investigators who review the way attorneys handle their clients’ money in trust accounts.
In addition, Davis was privately reprimanded in June for the way he handled paperwork for an estate case — something he handled in his private practice, not on county time. Davis has been the Scott County Attorney for nearly three decades.
State law prohibits a lawyer with a suspended license from serving as county attorney. The Scott County Board of Supervisors will appoint a replacement for Davis. Davis promises to get matters cleared up so he can get his law license back, and get back to being Scott County’s Attorney.