Just a few days ago I posted two notes about cases in which the attorneys lied to the disciplinary board in an attempt to cover their misconduct. As reported in the Legal Profession blog, here is a third, and it may be the "best" one yet. In this case, called In the matter of Joan Palmer Davis, the Georgia Supreme Court disbarred the attorney primarily for neglecting a case. Among other things, the attorney failed to appear before the court for a hearing and the case was dismissed. When questioned about the incident, the attorney claimed she did go to the hearing. Really? I am sorry, but how smart do you think it is to lie about whether you were present at a hearing or a meeting of some sort, where there probably is an actual written record and witnesses who could be called to corroborate the allegation - in some cases this could include the judge! Didn't think that one though, did you!? In fact, at the disciplinary hearing, four people testified that the lawyer never appeared at the hearing.
You can read the opinion here.