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AZ attorney suspended for breaking rules, sending text messages

Paul J. Mattern (Source: flaglawyer.com) Paul J. Mattern (Source: flaglawyer.com)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

A Phoenix attorney has been suspended from practicing law for six months for violating the state bar's conduct code, which included allegedly sending unprofessional text messages.

The State Bar of Arizona said the investigation found that Paul J. Mattern sent the messages at an early hour to another attorney and also failed to meet court deadlines, failed to reasonably communicate with at least one client and did not appear for hearings while representing clients in post conviction relief matters.

Mattern was also ordered to pay $1,200 to the State Bar of Arizona for the investigation costs.

If reinstated, he will be placed on probation for two years and will be required to participate in the Bar's Law Office Management Assistance Program (LOMAP).

Mattern's office was at 1 E. Camelback in Phoenix.

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