Suzanne Kae Biely - #158643
The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California.
6600 N St Andrews Dr
Tucson, AZ 85718
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||Undergraduate School:||Allan Hancock Coll; Santa Maria CA|
|CLA Sections:||None||Law School:||Santa Barbara COL; Santa Barbara CA|
|California Lawyers Association (CLA) is an independent organization and is not part of The State Bar of California.|
Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law in California
|Effective Date||Description||Case Number||Resulting Status|
|7/1/2014||Suspended, failed to pay Bar membr. fees||Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA|
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State Bar Court Cases
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|Effective Date||Case Number||Description|
|3/10/2017||16-N-11812||Order re Entry of Default [PDF]|
California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries
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December 30, 2017
Suzanne Kae Biely [#158643], 75, of Tucson, Arizona, was disbarred effective Dec. 30, 2017, and ordered to notify her clients of the discipline and perform other obligations under rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court. The State Bar Court found that Biely did not participate in a State Bar disciplinary proceeding. Her default was entered and the factual allegations against her were deemed admitted. Biely was found to have failed to file with the State Bar a declaration of compliance and to timely submit a quarterly report as part of the conditions attached to her prior disciplinary probation. That two-year probation and two-year suspension arose in 2015 when Biely stipulated that she had failed to complete an interstate adoption matter that she had been hired to perform, failed to respond to her client's requests for status reports and failed to account for the fees she received. She retired after failing to take reasonable steps to avoid prejudice to the clients. In a second matter Biely represented a client in a divorce and probate matter. She disbursed $147,077.40 to herself as advances for attorney’s fees and costs from the client’s estate without prior authorization while acting in her capacity as executrix and administrator of the estate, an act involving moral turpitude. She distributed assets of the estate without a prior court order. In aggravation she committed multiple acts of misconduct. In mitigation, she practiced for more than 10 years with no record of discipline and she produced witnesses to her good character.
November 18, 2015
SUZANNE KAE BIELY [#158643], 74, of Tucson, Ariz., was suspended from the practice of law for two years and ordered to take the MPRE and comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court. She was also placed on two years’ probation and faces a two-year suspension if she does not comply with the terms of her disciplinary probation. The order took effect Nov. 18, 2015.Biely failed to complete an interstate adoption for a couple who had hired her, respond to their requests for an update on the adoption or account for fees she received when her employment ended. In another matter, while serving as executor of an estate, she distributed $147,077 from the estate as payment to herself for her legal services and distributed $251,940 of estate funds to a beneficiary without court approval.In mitigation, she had no prior record of discipline, entered into a pretrial stipulation with the State Bar and presented evidence of her good character.