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Enough’s Enough, Bar Tells Attorney

HOUSTON (CN) - The Commission for Lawyer Discipline wants Raymond Lamar Fisher reprimanded, suspended or disbarred. It claims a hospital reported that its patients' rooms had received 1,009 telephone calls from Fisher's office in 90 days, "with the obvious intent to solicit employment."

The Commission says Fisher's solicitations turned up after an accident victim at Memorial Hermann Hospital got an unsolicited call from Fisher's office on Feb. 22, 2010, "to solicit employment for respondent."

The woman declined to hire him.

The next day she got another call from Fisher's law firm, and she refused to hire him again, and filed a complaint with the hospital, according to the complaint in Harris County Court.

Based on the patient's complaint, the hospital "conducted an investigation and discovered that over a period of ninety (90) days, 1,009 telephone calls were made to various patient rooms from respondent's telephone number with the obvious intent to solicit employment on behalf of respondent, by either respondent or someone in his employ."

The State Bar filed a grievance in April 2010, which brought Fisher to the attention of the Office of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel.

The Commission says Fisher violated three rules of professional conduct. It asks the court to discipline him "by reprimand, suspension or disbarment".

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