A Kokomo attorney was suspended from practicing law for 60 days for allegedly grabbing and pushing a client on Aug. 15, 2013, according to the Kokomo Tribune.
The Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commissioned issued the formal order of suspension on Wednesday saying that Kokomo attorney Dan May over an incident in a Clinton County courtroom.
According to the Kokomo Tribune, a probable cause affidavit filed in May 2012 indicated that a courtroom video in the Clinton Superior Court captured the incident, which occurred after a family law custody hearing.
May’s client, Michael Davis, reported that May became angry with him after a discussion over visitation. Davis alleged May pushed him backward over the railing in front of the jury boss shouting that Davis “better not embarrass him again.”
According to the Kokomo Tribune, when Davis tried to leave, May told him he was not going to leave until he was done with them.
Davis reported he was suffering from back pain due to the altercation.
The Kokomo Tribune reported that prosecutors allowed May to enter pre-trial diversion on a misdemeanor battery charge. The charge will be dismissed if May complies with court conditions. May’s suspension begins Sept. 27, 2013.