Court Suspends Las Vegas Lawyer

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Nevada Supreme Court has temporarily suspended a Las Vegas attorney accused of misappropriating client
funds and accepting retainers without performing any services.

Philip Singer is accused of not distributing settlement funds and mixing his personal funds with client accounts.

An order suspending him was filed in November by the court. The State Bar of Nevada will hold hearings on the matter in March.

Singer's attorney declined to comment on the case.

Singer handled divorce, personal injury and criminal cases. He represented Nicolas Serrano-Villagrana, the drunken driver whose
pickup plowed through a bus stop in 2004, killing a 4-year-old boy.

Serrano-Villagrana was convicted in 2005 and later received a prison sentence of 12 to 40 years.

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Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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