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Colorado attorney disbarred

Attorney: Philip M. Kleinsmith

Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Bar membership: Member since 2004 (Inactive)

Disciplinary action: Disbarred as an imposition of reciprocal discipline on Feb. 22

Background: Kleinsmith was disbarred in Colorado after a hearing panel determined that he billed for and received payment from a client for services performed by a third-party title company, and then knowingly converted the funds to pay for law firm expenses rather than remitting payment to the title company. The company was able to recover only $1,179 of the $57,338 it was owed.

Previous discipline: Kleinsmith was reprimanded as an imposition of reciprocal discipline in May 2013 after he was reprimanded by the Supreme Court of Arizona.

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