IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF KANSAS
Bar Docket No. 08990
In the Matter of WENDELL J. BARKER,
ORDER OF DISBARMENT
In a letter received March 1, 1999, by the Clerk of the Appellate Courts, respondent Wendell J. Barker, of Ottawa, an attorney admitted to practice law in the state of Kansas, voluntarily surrendered his license to practice law in Kansas, pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 217 (1998 Kan. Ct. R. Annot. 242).
On January 27, 1999, this court temporarily suspended respondent for his failure to comply with this court's order of December 8, 1998, ordering respondent to appear before this court on January 22, 1999, at which time respondent was to show cause why he should not be temporarily suspended from the practice of law pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 203(b) (1998 Kan. Ct. R. Annot. 210). At the time respondent surrendered his license, he was scheduled to appear before this court on March 4, 1999, as a result of numerous findings of respondent's misconduct by a hearing panel of the Kansas Board for Discipline of Attorneys.
This court, having examined the files of the office of the Disciplinary Administrator, finds that the surrender of respondent's license should be accepted and that respondent should be disbarred.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Wendell J. Barker be and he is hereby disbarred from the practice of law in Kansas and his license and privilege to practice law are hereby revoked.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of the Appellate Courts strike the name of Wendell J. Barker from the roll of attorneys licensed to practice law in Kansas.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this order shall be published in the Kansas Reports, that the costs herein shall be assessed to respondent, and that respondent forthwith shall comply with Supreme Court Rule 218 (1998 Kan. Ct. R. Annot. 246).
DATED this 25th day of March, 1999.