Gary Attorney Arrested for Theft of Client Funds

Attorneys are oftentimes entrusted with handling their clients’ funds.  One of the most egregious breaches of our code of professional conduct is when an attorney intentionally misappropriates client funds.  Unfortunately, it does occur.

On June 19, 2017, the Indiana State Police arrested Gary attorney Ruth Batey for allegedly stealing her clients’ funds.  The Police state that Batey settled a personal injury case on the behalf of two Gary police officers that were involved in a car crash.  However, she never notified the police offices that she settled the case and kept the proceeds.

Alex Passo and the Patterson Law Firm, LLC have experience handling legal malpractice actions throughout Illinois and Indiana.  If you have a legal malpractice matter, you may reach Alex Passo at (312) 750-1820 or