Illinois Attorney Censured for Failing to Keep his Disbarred Wife Out of his Office

In June 2014, Ms. Kathleen Niew pled guilty to 10 counts of fraud relating to the handling of her clients’ funds.   Thereafter, in November 2013, Kathleen Niew was disbarred for this misconduct.  Nevertheless, her husband, Stanley Niew allowed her to come into his law offices 4-5 times a week through June 2014.  While in his offices and disbarred, she participated in at least eight client meetings.  As a result, Mr. Niew was censured on two grounds by the Illinois Supreme Court.  The first was allowing his wife to maintain a presence at his law firm despite being disbarred.  The second was for failing to supervise his associate who assisted Ms. Niew in the unauthorized practice of law.

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