IN THE MATTER OF BRIAN K. KOHN, A Suspended Attorney at Law, Respondent.
Office of Disciplinary Counsel for the State of Montana
("ODC"), hereby charges Brian K. Kohn with
professional misconduct as follows:
Brian K. Kohn, hereinafter referred to as Respondent, was
admitted to the practice of law in the State of Montana in
1994, at which time he took the oath required for admission,
wherein he agreed to abide by the Rules of Professional
Conduct, the Disciplinary Rules adopted by the Supreme Court,
and the highest standards of honesty, justice and morality,
including but not limited to, those outlined in parts 3 and 4
of Chapter 61, Title 37, Montana Code Annotated.
Montana Supreme Court has approved and adopted the Montana
Rules of Professional Conduct ("MRPC"), governing
the ethical conduct of attorneys licensed to practice in the
State of Montana, which Rules were in effect at all times
mentioned in this Complaint.
realleges and incorporates paragraphs 1 through 2 of the
General Allegations as if fully restated in this Count One.
2014, William Beeman ("Beeman") hired Respondent to
handle his divorce. Beeman paid Respondent $2, 500.00.
September 9, 2014, Kohn filed a Petition for Dissolution of
Marriage on Beeman's behalf in Yellowstone County
Beeman reconciled with his wife for a period of time but
eventually asked Respondent to proceed with the divorce. At
that time, Beeman paid Respondent another $2, 500.00.
Order of Discipline dated March 10, 2015 (Case No. PR
14-0468), the Montana Supreme Court suspended Respondent for
60 days starting May 1, 2015.
February 25, 2016, an Information was filed in Yellowstone
County District Court against Beeman charging him with
alternate counts of Assault with a Weapon or Aggravated
Assault. He was also charged with misdemeanor Criminal
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Beeman hired Respondent to defend him in the criminal case
and paid Respondent $2, 000.00 and then $1, 500.00 for a
total of $3, 500.00.
March 3, 2016, Respondent appeared with Beeman at the
Order of Discipline dated July 5, 2016 (Case No. PR 15-0626),
the Montana Supreme Court suspended Kohn for ...