Kansas Attorney Theodore R. Hoefle Disbarred for Filing False Claims with Insurance Company and Police

View More Categories

It should be a crime for an attorney to knowingly file false claims with both insurance companies and the police department. So will attorney Hoefle face a criminal indictment?

Kansas Attorney Theodore R. Hoefle Disbarred for Filing False Claims with Insurance Company and Police

Supreme Court of Kansas.

IN RE: THEODORE R. HOEFLE, Respondent.

Bar Docket No. 22228

    Decided: January 16, 2018

ORDER OF DISBARMENT

In a letter signed December 29, 2017, addressed to the Clerk of the Appellate Courts, respondent Theodore R. Hoefle, an attorney admitted to the practice of law in the state of Kansas, voluntarily surrendered his license to practice law in Kansas, pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 217 (2018 Kan. S. Ct. R. 261).

At the time the respondent surrendered his license, a disciplinary complaint was pending, alleging that the respondent violated Kansas Rule of Professional Conduct 8.4 (2018 Kan. S. Ct. R. 381) (misconduct), for failing to correct a false insurance claim and failing to correct false information in a police report.

This court finds that the surrender of the respondent's license should be accepted and that the respondent should be disbarred.

IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Theodore R. Hoefle be and he is hereby disbarred from the practice of law in Kansas, and his license and privilege to practice law are hereby revoked.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of the Appellate Courts strike the name of Theodore R. Hoefle from the roll of attorneys licensed to practice law in Kansas.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this order shall be published in the Kansas Reports, that the costs herein shall be assessed to the respondent, and that the respondent forthwith shall comply with Supreme Court Rule 218 (2018 Kan. S. Ct. R. 262).

Source: Find Law