People v. Becnel III.
August 19, 2020
The Presiding Disciplinary Judge approved a conditional admission of misconduct and imposed reciprocal discipline, suspending Daniel Elmore Becnel III (attorney registration number 39678) from the practice of law in Colorado for one year and one day, effective June 2, 2020. Becnel must petition for reinstatement and show by clear and convincing evidence that he has been rehabilitated, has complied with disciplinary orders and rules, is fit to practice law, and has been reinstated in Louisiana.
This reciprocal discipline case arose out of discipline imposed by the Supreme Court of Louisiana on January 30, 2019, suspending Becnel from the practice of law for one year and one day. Becnel was disciplined for technical conversion of client funds and for failing to properly manage his trust account.
Becnel’s misconduct constituted grounds for reciprocal discipline under CRCP 251.5 and 251.21.
The case file is public per CRCP 251.31.