Martha Neil - ABA Journal - Posted Feb 7, 2012
EmailPrintReprints A hearing board has recommended a 60-day suspension for an Illinois lawyer, finding that he pulled a loaded semiautomatic handgun on a process server in the parking lot of the Union County Courthouse while serving as the county's elected state's attorney.
Although Allen W. James claimed to have put his hand on the Kel-Tec .380 pistol in fear for his safety when approached by the unknown man on the morning of March 19, 2008, the three-member panel found that James—who had admittedly dodged service of a personal lawsuit at his office and home the previous day—either knew or had a strong suspicion that the man was a process server.
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60-Day Suspension Suggested for State’s Attorney Who Pulled Gun on Process Server