IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF KANSAS
Bar Docket No. 08046
In the Matter of JOHN C. WHITAKER,
ORDER OF DISBARMENT
In a letter dated June 3, 1999, to the Clerk of the Appellate Courts, respondent John C. Whitaker, of Kansas City, 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, 1995, this court placed respondent on supervised probation for 2 years, subject to specific conditions. In re Whitaker, 256 Kan. 939, 888 P.2d 829 (1995). On April 19, 1996, this court indefinitely suspended respondent from the practice of law for his failure to abide by the conditions of his supervised probation. In re Whitaker, 259 Kan. 680, 914 P.2d 955 (1996). On April 21, 1999, respondent was convicted in Wyandotte County, Kansas, of the felony crime of arson under K.S.A. 21-3718.
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 John C. Whitaker 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 John C. Whitaker 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 28th day of June, 1999.