Discipline Notice - Amanda R. Lilly

License Number: 48416
Member Name: Amanda R. Lilly
Discipline Detail
Action: Suspension
Effective Date: 1/18/2022
RPC: 1.15A - Safeguarding Property
1.16 - Declining or Terminating Representation
Discipline Notice: Order Conditionally Approving Stipulation
Consent Under ELC 9.1(e)
Washington Supreme Court Order
Description: Amanda Rae Lilly (WSBA No. 48416, admitted 2014) of Yakima, was suspended for two years, effective 1/18/2022, by order of the Washington Supreme Court. Lilly’s conduct violated the following Rules of Professional Conduct: 1.15A (Safeguarding Property), 1.16 (Declining or Terminating Representation).
In relation to the handling of her trust account and the closing down of her family law solo practice, Lilly stipulated to suspension for: 1) removing client funds by wrongly charging duplicate expenses; 2) failing to place client cash deposits into the trust account, and by disbursing more funds than the clients had on deposit; 3) disbursing more funds on behalf of one or more clients than the clients had in trust; 4) failing to refund clients’ unearned trust account funds after withdrawal from representation; and 5) failing to reconcile the check register balance to the bank statement balance and reconcile the check register balance to the combined total of all client ledgers.
Francesca D'Angelo acted as disciplinary counsel. Amanda Rae Lilly represented herself. The online version of Washington State Bar News contains links to the following documents: Disciplinary Board Order Conditionally Approving Stipulation to Suspension; Consent Under ELC 9.1(e); Stipulation to Two Year Suspension; and Washington Supreme Court Order.

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