Scottsdale attorney Scott A. Maasen suspended for 6 months and 1 day

 

A view of the Arizona Supreme Court, 1501 W. Washington St. (Submitted photo)

The presiding disciplinary judge of the Arizona Supreme Court has issued an order suspending attorney Scott Allan Maasen of Scottsdale for six months and one day after failing to comply with terms of his probation.

Prior to his suspension, Mr. Maasen had been admonished on three separate charges and reprimanded in another, according to a release from the State Bar of Arizona.

“On Aug. 10, 2016, in three cases, the Attorney Discipline Probable Cause Committee ordered an admonition, two years of probation under the State Bar’s Law Office Management Program and fee arbitration,” according to the release.

In a separate case, Mr. Maasen consented to a reprimand and probation on Sept. 16, 2016.

“Maasen failed to comply with the terms of his probation in ways that were consistent with ethical lapses that prompted his discipline in the first place,” according to the release.

“The judge noted no demonstrable shift or improvement and, combined with Maasen’s recent guilty plea in a federal Class D Felony case, assessed the additional sanction of suspension,” the release stated.

Mr. Maasen’s six month and one day suspension was effective on Oct. 23. He must also pay for the costs and expenses incurred by the State Bar of Arizona.

Consumers may report attorney misconduct by calling the State Bar of Arizona Attorney/Consumer Assistance Program hotline at 602-340-7280.

The State Bar of Arizona is a nonprofit organization that operates under the supervision of the Arizona Supreme Court. The Bar includes approximately 24,500 attorneys and provides education and development programs for the legal profession and the public, according to the release.

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