It is amazing what you can find on the internet. There is a new bit of information with every mouse click. The attorney for Elizabeth Scott has reportedly made several comments to the press that directly dispute the previous stories told by Ms. Scott.
This could simply be a product of the fact that his client is giving him conflicting stories and he can’t keep up with which one she is on now or it could be a product of the way he does business. Who knows. Take a look for yourself at the Washington, DC Bar website - Disciplinary Page: Go to Attorney Discipline Database
Click by Search by Name and Type in Michael Hoare where indicated and find:
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Michael J. Hoare
1. Date of Action: September 17, 2004
Summary of Action: Bar Counsel issued Hoare an informal admonition for violating Rules 1.2(a), 1.5(a), 1.5(b), 1.16, 8.4(a), and 8.4(d) with respect to various provisions in his retainer agreement in an employment matter, including language attempting to limit the time period within which his client could file an ethical complaint, imposing an unreasonable fee, and impermissibly burdening the client’s right to determine whether to accept an offer of settlement; and for failing to state his hourly rate in writing.
Read full informal admonition.
2. Date of Action: March 18, 1999
Summary of Action: The court suspended Hoare for two years, nunc pro tunc to September 11, 1996, based upon his conviction in the Circuit Court for the Twentieth Judicial Circuit, St. Clair County, Illinois, of aggravated reckless homicide in connection with a drunk-driving accident.
Read full opinion.
3. Date of Action: October 19, 1998
Summary of Action: In this criminal matter from the Circuit Court for the Twentieth Judicial Circuit, St. Clair County, Illinois, where Hoare was convicted of reckless homicide, the board recommends that the court suspend Hoare for two years, nunc pro tunc to September 12, 1996.
4. Date of Action: March 4, 1997
Summary of Action: In this reciprocal matter from the Circuit Court for the Twentieth Judicial Circuit, St. Clair County, Illinois, where Hoare was convicted of reckless homicide, a felony, the board referred the matter to a hearing committee to determine whether the circumstances of Hoare's crime involved moral turpitude and to recommend the final discipline to be imposed. In an order dated November 1, 1996, the board determined that the crime did not involve moral turpitude per se.