Las Vegas Sun

June 17, 2019

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LV lawyer’s license suspended

CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court has suspended the law license of Las Vegas attorney John Leitner for three years and has ordered him to repay $40,000 he misappropriated from one of his corporate accounts.

Leitner admitted he took the money from the account of Future Formulations Inc. and put it to his own use. He pleaded guilty to violating Supreme Court rules on the safekeeping of property. He admitted committing a criminal act and engaging in dishonesty and fraud.

Leitner stopped practicing law March 31, the effective date of his suspension. He must make monthly payments to Future Formulations in the minimum amount of $200.

The court also issued a public reprimand to two Utah lawyers who were practicing law in Nevada without a local office or without associating with a Nevada law firm.

The court said L. Tasman Biesinger and R. Bradley Neff, who are licensed to practice in Utah, filed numerous collection cases on behalf of various clients in Nevada.

And these two men listed the address of a Las Vegas law firm as the local contact. But the court said the Las Vegas firm never gave its permission to Biesinger and Neff and never associated with them.