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Disciplinary panel rules against Hamilton attorney

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MISSOULA - A state disciplinary panel has ordered suspension and disbarment for a Hamilton attorney, faulting him for "outrageous" conduct, a "disturbing lack of judgment" and "disrespect" for the courts.

Those are just a few of the comments included in three separate findings against attorney Robert Myers by the Commission on Practice of the Montana Supreme Court. 

The rulings come as the latest development in a running fight Myers has had for several years on a series of cases with the Supreme Court, and Ravalli County District Court Judge Jeffery Langton

At a hearing in early summer, Myers defended his position, including one stemming from a heated campaign for District Court last fall in which Myers called the Judge "Liquor Langton", accusing him of buying drugs and questioning his findings in domestic cases. 

But the panel says Myers arguments of him using free speech rights as a candidate "lack legal merit", and having a "reckless disregard for the truth.' The commission is ordering disbarment, and two suspensions of three-years and seven-months.

It's not known yet if Myers will fight the ruling with further legal action. The ruling also creates questions about Myers ability to represent former Ravalli County Treasurer Valerie Stamey in two pending lawsuits.

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