Discipline Notice - Douglas Miller

License Number: 25454
Member Name: Douglas Miller
Discipline Detail
Action: Disbarment
Effective Date: 9/17/2004
RPC: 8.4 (b) - Criminal Act
8.4 (i) - Moral Turpitude
8.4 (k) - Violate Oath of Attorney
Discipline Notice:
Description: D. Willas Miller (WSBA No. 25454, admitted 1995), of Seattle, was disbarred, effective September 17, 2004, by order of the Washington State Supreme Court following a stipulation approved by the Disciplinary Board. This discipline was based on his conduct in 1999 involving commission of several violations of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act.

In February 1999, Mr. Miller was charged by information in King County Superior Court with five felony violations of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act. In July 2000, a jury convicted Mr. Miller of three counts of delivery of a controlled substance and one count of attempted delivery of a controlled substance. In September 2000, Mr. Miller was sentenced to 48 months in prison.

Mr. Miller’s conduct violated RPC 8.4(b), prohibiting a lawyer from committing a criminal act that reflects adversely on the lawyer’s honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a lawyer in other respects; RPC 8.4(i), which prohibits a lawyer from, inter alia, committing any act which reflects disregard for the rule of law; and RPC 8.4(k), prohibiting a lawyer from violating his or her oath as an attorney (namely, the oath to “abide by” the laws of the state of Washington).

Douglas J. Ende and Debra Slater represented the Bar Association. Mr. Miller represented himself.

Mr. Miller has been reinstated to active status on June 23, 2010.

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