A Lawrence attorney has been disbarred after being accused of misconduct in collecting $200,000 in private-practice fees while working as a trust officer for a bank.
Jon Michael King order of disbarment ( .PDF )
An order from the Kansas Supreme Court on Friday said that Jon Michael King surrendered his law license amid the investigation of a five-count ethics complaint filed against him by the Kansas Board for the Discipline of Attorneys. King is accused of violating a professional code of ethics by earning money in private practice while employed by the bank, contrary to the bank's policy, according to a statement from Ron Keefover, a spokesman for the court.
King worked full-time as a trust officer for The Trust Company of Kansas from 2004 to 2011. Reached by phone Friday, he said he could not comment on the legal action.