On the 25th day of October, 1985, in response to a show cause
order, David H. Heilman appeared before this court and advised
the court that he was voluntarily surrendering his certificate to
practice law. On November 7, 1985, the court indefinitely
suspended him from the practice of law in Kansas, pending the
outcome of the appeal of his convictions in the United States
District Court for the District of Kansas of three counts of
filing false income tax returns.
On the 6th day of January, 1989, Mr. Heilman filed a petition
with this court for reinstatement to the practice of law in
Kansas. The petition was referred to the disciplinary
administrator for consideration by the Kansas Board for
Discipline of Attorneys pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 219 (1989
Kan. Ct. R. Annot. 139). On April 3, 1990, a hearing was held
before a panel of the disciplinary board in the Kansas Judicial
Center, Topeka, Kansas.
On July 10, 1990, the panel filed its report setting out the
circumstances leading to Mr. Heilman's suspension, a summary of
the evidence presented, and the panel's findings and
recommendations. The panel unanimously recommended that Mr.
Heilman be reinstated to the practice of law in Kansas. The panel
further recommended that Mr. Heilman's reinstatement be
conditioned upon his taking and passing the Multistate
Professional Responsibility Examination and the Kansas Bar
Examination. Since the panel report recommends reinstatement, no
response is required by petitioner, and, pursuant to Supreme
Court Rule 219(d), the matter is deemed submitted for
consideration by this court.
It is the opinion of a majority of the members of the court,
after carefully considering the record, that the findings and
recommendations of the panel should be accepted.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that David H. Heilman be reinstated to
the practice of law in the State of Kansas upon his successful
completion of the Multistate Professional Responsibility
Examination and the Kansas Bar Examination. Upon the report to
the Clerk of the Appellate Courts> that petitioner has
successfully taken and passed the Multistate Professional
Responsibility Examination and the Kansas Bar Examination, and
consideration thereof by the court, an order will be entered
reinstating the petitioner to the practice of law in Kansas.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this order shall be published in the
official Kansas Reports.
Effective this 6th day of August, 1990.
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