Conversion of Client’s Money To Feed Gambling Habit Leads to Disbarment in Pennsylvania

The case is Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. John Kelvin Conner, 29 DB 2018. The case involved a lawyer who encourged a client to execute a durable power of attorney, naming the lawyer as the agent. The client was an elderly woman who needed round the clock healthcare. Instead of acting in the interest of the client, the lawyer withdrew over $95,000 from her account to feed a gambling habit. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court disbarred the lawyer.

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