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New Mexico attorney suspended for 9 months

November 13, 2018

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has ordered that a state attorney’s license be suspended.

The Eastern New Mexico News reports Portales attorney Eric Dixon has just under 30 days now to settle his pending cases or find them new counsel, following which he is forbidden to practice law in the state for no less than nine months.

Court records say Dixon also is required to complete 10 hours of “ethics continuing legal education classes” and within two months pay court expenses of $2,654.

Roosevelt County attorney Randy Knudson says he filed a claim against Dixon “for him breaching his responsibilities as a lawyer” by listing the wrong plaintiff on a civil suit against the county and not correcting his error.

Dixon could not be reached for comment.

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Information from: The Eastern New Mexico News, http://www.easternnewmexiconews.com

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