Lawyer accused of forging signatures on filings is disbarred
February 13, 2018
DETROIT (AP) - A Detroit-area lawyer with a record of misconduct has been disbarred after he was accused of forging another attorney's signature on documents at the Michigan appeals court.
The case was discovered by Abbey Lent, a student at University of Michigan law school.
Robert Slameka's law license was taken away Tuesday by a panel at the Attorney Discipline Board. He didn't appear at the hearing. A message seeking comment was left for him.
The Attorney Grievance Commission says Slameka in 2011 accepted $7,500 to handle an appeal for a man convicted of carjacking and other crimes. He was accused of filing court documents under the name of another attorney, Matthew Evans. It occurred just before Slameka began serving a 90-day suspension for misconduct in another matter.
Evans says he never worked on the case.