Lincoln - The State of Nebraska Counsel for Discipline of the Nebraska Supreme Court released information on Friday, Nov. 22, That prominent O'Neill Attorney Jan Krotter Chvala was disbarred this week.
Chvala,was alleged to have violated several disciplinary provisions and her oath as an attorney by, among other things, entering into business transactions with clients without providing the full disclosure mandated by the disciplinary rules.
Chvala denied the allegations. A referee was appointed, and an evidentiary hearing was held. The referee found clear and convincing evidence of multiple disciplinary violations and recommended that Chvala be disbarred. Chvala filed an exception to the referee’s report, challenging both the findings and
the recommended sanction.
Upon review the council find clear and convincing evidence that Chvala violated several disciplinary provisions and her attorney oath. And given the seriousness of the violations, they agreed with the referee that the appropriate sanction for Chvala’s disbarment.
Chvala has been licensed to practice law in Nebraska since 1984. She is an experienced, well-respected lawyer with a busy law practice focused primarily on business formation, real estate and probate in the area of O’Neill and Atkinson. Chvala has not been the subject of any prior disciplinary action.