Rick Poster has been reprimanded multiple times by the state bar and is now currently on probation. The most recent was Attorney Rick Poster's for failure to perform his most basic representation duties by not filing multiple required responses in a criminal case. If you are considering hiring Rick Poster to represent you in a criminal case you may want to read the most recent complaints about him ignoring his clients.
IT APPEARS ONE MORE COMPLAINT MAY BE THE FINAL STRAW
16-0310 Disposition Summary
Respondent: Rick Poster
Bar No.: 018115
SB File Nos.: 16-0310 and 16-1013
PDJ No.: 2017-9034
By judgment and order dated April 3, 2017, the presiding disciplinary judge accepted an agreement for discipline by consent by which Rick D. Poster, Scottsdale, was reprimanded. Mr. Poster was also assessed the costs and expenses of the disciplinary proceeding in the amount of $1,203.30.
In Count One, Mr. Poster represented a client in a civil forfeiture matter involving allegations of money laundering and the sale/transportation of drugs while employed as a delivery person. Poster failed to adequately communicate with and diligently represent his client. He failed to provide a formal response to requests for admissions regarding the property at issue and failed to file a response to a motion for summary judgment.
In Count Two, Mr. Poster was hired to represent a confidential informant. Upon reviewing disclosure material, Poster noticed that a former client was mentioned in the police reports. Poster and the prosecutor discussed the potential conflict of interest. Poster took no action and the prosecutor was forced to file a motion to determine counsel. Poster disclosed the former client’s status as a confidential informant to a lawyer representing a defendant who was arrested and criminally charged due to Respondent’s former client’s action. This disclosure endangered Poster’s former client.
Aggravating factors: prior disciplinary offenses and multiple offenses. Mitigating factors: absence of a dishonest or selfish motive, personal or emotional problems, timely good faith efforts to make restitution or rectify the consequences of misconduct, character or reputation, and remorse.
Mr. Poster violated Rule 42, Ariz. R. Sup. Ct., ERs 1.3, 1.4, 1.6, 1.7, 1.9, and 8.4(d).
Source Arizona State Bar.
Rick Poster claims on AVVO that he is retired however sources say he is not retired.
Attorney Rick Poster of Phoenix; lying loser
The Arizona State Bar found Ricky guilty of the following misconduct.
- Misconduct involved multiple offenses
- Refused to acknowledge wrongful nature of conduct
- Failed to act with due diligence (slacker)
- Pursued a frivolous claim
- Made a state he knew to be false with reckless disregard as to its falsity concerning qualification or integrity of trial judge
- Engaged in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice
As a consequence of his misconduct, the cheerleaders of Attorney Misfits sitting on the Arizona Supreme Court punished Ricky by gifting him with a complimentary reprimand.
As we speak Ricky practices with The Poster Law Firm LLLC at 11024 North 28th Drive in Phoenix, Arizona.
Source; Arizona State Bar Noethics.net