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J.T Rule .Competence. P lawyer shall provide competent
representation to a client. Competent representation requires the legal
knowledge, skill, thoroughness and preparation reasonably necessary for
the representation.
J.Z Rule .Scope of Representation and Allocation of Authority
Between Client and lawyer.
Subject to paragraphs (c) <a) and (d), a lawyer shall abide by a client's
decision concerning the objectives of representation and, as required by
Rule 1.4, shall consult with the client as to the means by which they are to
be pursued. A lawyer may lake such aclion on behalf of the client as is
impliedly authorized to carry out the representation. A lawyer shall abide by
a client's decision whether to settle a matter. In a criminal case, the lawyer
shall abide by the client's decision, after consultation with the lawyer, as to
a plea to be entered, whether to waive jury trial and whether the client will
testify.
P lawyer's representation of a client, including (b) representation by
appointment, does not constitute an endorsement of the client's political,
economic, social or moral views or activities.
A lawyer may limit the scope of the representation (c) if the limitation is
reasonable under the circumstances and the client gives informed consent.
A lawyer shall not counsel a client to engage, or (d) assist a client, in
conduct that the lawyer knows is criminal or fraudulent, but a lawyer may
discuss the legal consequences of any proposed course of conduct with a
client and may counsel or assist a client to make a good faith effort to
determine the validity, scope, meaning or application of the law.
,3 Rule .Meritorious Claims and Contentions, P lawyer shall not
bring or defend a proceeding, or assert or controvert an issue therein,
unless there is a basis in law and fact for doing so thai is not frivolous,
which includes a good faith argument for an extension, modification or
reversal of existing law. A lawyer for the defendant in a criminal
proceeding, or the respondent in a proceeding that could result in
incarceration, may nevertheless so defend the proceeding as to require
that every element of the case be established.
I . Rule .Candor Toward the Tribunal.
A lawyer shall not knowingly: (a) Make a false statement of fact or law to a
(1) tribunal or fail to correct a false statement of material fact or law
previously made to the tribunal by the lawyer;
Fail to disclose to the tribunal legal (2) authority in the controlling
jurisdiction known to the lawyer to D directly adverse to the position of the
client and not disclosed by opposing counsel; or
Offer evidence that the lawyer knows to be (3) false. If a lawyer, the
lawyer's client, or a witness called by the lawyer, has ofered material
evidence and the lawyer comes to know of its falsity, the lawyer shall take
reasonable remedial measures, including, if necssary, disclosure to the
tribunal. A lawyer may refuse to ofer evidence, other than the testimony of
a defendant in a criminal matter, that the lawyer reasonably believes is
false.
A lawyer who represents a client in an adjudicative (b) proceeding and
who knows that a person intends to engage, is engaging or has engaged in
criminal or fraudulent conduc related to the proceeding shall take
reasonable remedial measures, including, F necessary, disclosure to the
tribunal.
The duties stated in paragraphs (a) and (b) continue (c) to the cnclusion
of the proceeding, and apply even if compliance requires disclosure of
information otherwise protected by Rule 1.6.
In an ex parte proceeding, a lawyer shall inform the (d) tribunal of all
material facts known to the lawyer that will enable the tribunal to make an
informed deCision, whether or not the facts are adverse.
.9 Rule .Fairness to Opposing Party and Counsel. A lawyer shall
not:
Unlawfully obstruct another party's access to (a) evidence or unlawfully
alter. destroy or conceal a document or other material having potential
evidentiary value. A lawyer shall not counsel or assist another person to do
any such act;
Falsify evidence, counsel or assist a witness to (b) testify falsely, or ofer
an inducement to a witness that is prohibited by law;
KnOwingly disobey an obligation under the rules of a (c) tribunal except for
an open refusal based on an assertion thai no valid obligation exists;
In pretrial procedure, make a frivolous discovery (d) request or fail to make
reasonably diligent effort to comply with a legally proper discovery request
by an opposing party;
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In trial, allude to any matter that the lawyer does (e) not reasonably believe
is relevant or thai will not be supported by admissible evidence, assert
personal knowledge of facls in issue except when testifying as a witness, or
state a personal opinion as to the justness of a cause, the credibility of a
witness, the culpability of a civil litigant or the guilt or innocence of an
accused; or
Request a person other than a client to refrain from (f) voluntarily giving
relevant information to another party unless:
The person is a relative or an employee or (1)other agent of a client; and
The lawyer reasonably believes that the (2) person's interests will not be
adversely affecled by refraining from giving such information.
.0 Rule .Impariality and Decorum of the Tribunal and Relations
With 4UQ.
A lawyer shall not seek to influence a judge, juror, (a) prospective juror or
olher official by means prohibited by law.
A lawyer shall not communicate ex parte with a (b) judge. juror,
prospective juror or other official except as permitted by law.
Subject to the limitations imposed by this Rule or (c) by law, it is a lawyer's
right, afer the jury has been discharged, to interview the jurors to
determine whether their verdict is subject to any legal challenge. A lawyer
shall not communicate with a juror or prospective juror after discharge of
the jury if the juror has made known to the lawyer a desire not to
communicate, or the communication involves misrepresentation, coercion,
duress or harassment. The scope of the interview should be restricted and
caution should be used to avoid embarrassment to any juror or to influence
his or her action in any subsequent jury service.
A lawyer shall not engage in conduct intended to (d) disrupt a tribunal.
Before the jury is swor to tr the cause, a lawyer (e) may investigate the
prospective jurors to ascertain any basis for challenge, provided that a
lawyer or the lawyer's employees or independent contractors may not, at
any time before the commencement of the lrial, conduct or authori ze any
investigation of the prospective jurors, through any means which are
calculated or likely to lead to communication with prospective jurors of any
allegations or factual circumstances relating to the case at issue. Conduct
prohibited by this Rule includes, but is nol limited to, any direct or indirect
communication with a prospective juror, a member of the juror's family, an
employer, or any other person that may lead to direct or indirect
communication with a prospective juror.

.0 Rule .Relatlons With Opposing Counsel. When a lawyer


knows or reasonably should know the identity of a lawyer representing an
opposing party. he or she should not take advantage of the lawyer by
causing any default or dismissal to be entered without first inquiring about
the opposing lawyer's intenlion to proceed.
4.J Rule .Truthfulness in Statements to Others. In the course of
representing a client a lawyer shan not knowingly:
Make a false statement of malerial fact or law to a (a) third person; or
Fait to disclose a malerial fact to a third person (b) when disclosure is
necessary to avoid assisting a criminal or fraudulent act Q a dient, unless
disclosure is prohibited by Rule 1.6.
4.4 Rule .Respect for Right of Third Persons.
In lep|sentig a client, a lawyer shaU not use (a) means that have no
substantial purpose other than to embarrass, delay, or burden a third
person, or use methods of obtaining evidence that violate the legal rights of
such a person.
A lawyer who recives a document relating to the (b) representation of the
lawyer's client and knows or reasonably should know that the document
was inadvertently sent shaU promptly notify the sender.
.J Rule .Bar Admission and Disciplinary Maters. An applicant for
admission lO the bar, or a lawyer in connection with a bar admission
application or in connection with a disciplinary matter, shall not:
Knowingly make a false statement of material fact; (a) or
Fail to disclose a fact necessar to correct a (b) misapprehension known
by the person to have arisen in the matter, or knowingly fail to respond to a
lawful demand for information from an admissions or disciplinary authority,
except that this Rule does not require disclosure of information othelWise
protected by Rule 1.6.
.Z Rule .Judicial and legal Officials.
A lawyer shalt not make a statement that the lawyer (a) knows to be false
or with reckless disregard as to its truth or falsity concering the
qualifications or integrity of a judge, adjudicatory officer or public legal
officer, or of a candidate for election or appointment to judicial or legal
office.
A lawyer who is a candidate for judicial office (b) shall comply with the
applicable provisions of the Code of Judicial Conduct.
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.4 Rule .Misconduct. It is professional misconduct for a lawyer to:
Violate or attempt to violate the Rules of (a) Professional Conduct,
knowingly assist or induce another to do so, or do so through the acts of
another;
Commit a criminal act that reflects adversely L the (b) lawyer's honesty,
trustworthiness or fitness as a lawyer in other respects;
Engage in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, (c) deceit or
misrepresentation;
Engage in conduct that is prejudicial to the (d) administration of justice;
Stale or imply an ability to infuence improperly a (e) government agency
or official or to achieve results by means that violate the Rules of
Professional Conduct or other law; or
Knowingly assist a judge or judicial offcer in ( conduct that is a violation
of applicable rules of judicial conduct or other law.
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Case No: NGI2-0204, NG12-035 and NG12-0434
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STATE BAR OF NEVADA
NORTHERN NEVADA DISCIPLINARY BOARD
STATE BAROF NEVADA,
Complainant.
ZACHARY B. COUGHLIN, ESQ.,
Bar No. 9473
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COMPLAINT
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to Supreme Court Rule rSCR1105(2) a
VERIFIED RESPONSE OR ANSWER V this Complaint must be fled with the Ofc mBar
Counsel. State Bar of Nevada, 9456 Double R Boulevard, Ste. U, Reno, Nevada, 89521,
within twenty (20) days of serice of this Lomp|a|nI. Procedure regarding $nK is
addressed in SeR 109.
Complainant. State Bar of Nevada rState Bar"). by and through |ls Assislanl Bar
Counsel Palrick O. King, ninformed and believes as follows:
Zachery Coughlin rRespondenr). Bar number 9473, is a member of the Stale Bar of
Nevada admitted on March 25. 2005. Respondent's dale of bir1h is September 27, t976.
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The address that Respondent has on fle with the Siale Bar of Nevada. in acCoUanc with
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Rute of Professional Conduct ("RPe") 79(1)(a) is Posl Offce ox 3961, Reno NV 89505.
Respondenl engaged in acts of misconduct warranting the |mpoS|Iion of proleSS|OnaI
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The Siale Bar alleges as follows:
1. Multiple grievances were received by lhe Office of Bar Counsel between the

period of Janua( 14 and Vah \5. 2012. conCtn|n ReSpondent Due to the serious
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allegatins m misconduct, grievance files W opened and an investigaton was initialed by
Assistant Bar Counsel Patrick King.
2. Respondent was advised Othe grievancs via U.S. mail, e-mail and by a brief
m with Mr. King al the Stale Bar Ofce 0 Reno. Respondent did not coperate with
Ihe investigation and rather than respond 10 the grievances as requested, Respondent sent
non-lespOnSiv8 and disparaging e-mails.
3. Respondent OB8 not made a request lobe placed on disability status, nor has
no adtnged that he may have menial infrmity. illness. or addiction.
4. Tna investigation of Ihe grievances against Respondent shows a serious
pa"ern olmiuct.
5. On September 9, 2011, Respondent shoplifed a candy bar and cugh drops
from a WalMar stoe with an approximate value Ofourteen dollars ($14.00). On November
30, 2011, Municipal Court Judge Kenneth R. Howard found Respondent guilty of the offense
of Petit Larceny. a violation 0 RMC 8.10.040. Respondent appealed the judgment o
convi. The judgment of conviction was affired on appeal. See Exhibit 1.
During the Irial Respondenfs conduct was so disruptive that Judge Howard
found Respondent in direct contempt of Cour1 and sentencd him to sere three (3) days in
jail. See Exhibit 2.
7. On August 20. 201', Respondent was arrested on a second larceny charge for
allegedly stealing a cell phone. Those charges are CJrrenlly pending in Reno Justice Court.
8. Respondent was again arrested January 13, 2012. fOf allegedly abusing 911
emergency services, a gross m|8d8m8of.
On Februa'Y 21. 2012, H880ond8nt tiled a document entitled, Notice of
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1 in one of his pending criminal matters. Case No. RCR-2012 065630. City of Reno Y- Zachary
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Coughlin. docment clearly shows Respondent's unprofssional, disrptive cnduct,
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10. Respondent was arrested on November 13, 2011 by Reno Police Department
and charged with trespassing, a misdemeanor. tor which he was Jater convicted.
11. The circumstances leading to lhe abowntioned afest are as follows: at an
evicton hearing Justice of tile Peace FMf bMIf8 ordered that Respondent vacate the
home he was renting effective November 1. 2011. After the locks were changed and Ihe
eviction notia' was posted on the front door the owner, Or. MerlilS, discovered thai someone
had broken into m h an was barricaded in the basement The Reno Polic tried O
coax whmwas in tha basement V open tha door. Uf. Merliss was forced to kic open the
door where the RenO Police found Respondent. Respondent had broken into the home and
was living in the basement. Respondent was arrested for criminal trespass and was
subsequently convicted of that charge.
12. Respondent, represenling himself as cunset. fled a 36-page motion to
dismiss on March 5, 2012. The motion was denied by Judge Witliam Gardner and was
delermined Obe wilhout merit. The motion. on its face, demonslrates that Respondenllacks
competence to practice law.
13. Once Respondent was evicted. an order was obtained to remove his
belongings rrom the home. Respondent interlered with the contractor who was hired to
remove Respondenl's personal belongings. The polic wera called and aller lalling wilh
Respondent they recommended that he find something else O do. Respondent refused to
follow their advice and was subsequently arrested by the Reno police.
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14. In the case of City OReno v8.ZQ8arer Coughlin. Case No. 11 TR
26800 21, a trial was held on a traffIC citation issued to Respondent. The matter was called
at approimately 3:00 p.m. and concluded without a verdict at about 4:30 p.m. after the court
held Respondent in criminal contempt Ocourt fOf his behavior and activities committed in the
direct presence of the court during lrial.
15. In a March 12, 2012 Order, Municipal Court Judge Dorothy Nash Homes found
by "clear and convincing evidence" thai Mr. Coughlin committed numerous acts of attorey
miscooduct. See Exhibit 3. Judge Holmes 8Jp!ained in her Order thai afer Respondent
sered his tiva-day contempt D court sanction imposed by the court on Februar 27, 2012,
Respondent 13K-file to the court a 224-page document. Judge Holmes found that the
document contained rambling references to his personal life and was incoherent.
16 . In her Order. Judge Homes found bV clear and convincing evidenc that
Respondent violated Rule of Professional Conduct rRPC") 1.1(Competence). RPC 1.3
(Diligence). RPC 3.1 (Meritorious Claims and Contenlions). RPC 3.2 (Expediting Litigation).
RPC 3.3(a) (Candor toward the Tribunal). RPC 3.4(e) (Fairness to Opposing Party and
Counsel). RPC 8.4 (c) (Engaging in Dishonesty. Fraud. Deceit or Misrepresentation) and
RPC 8.4(d) Engage in conduct that is Prejudicial to Administration of Justice) .
17. Respondent fled Affda . its of Poverty in Support of his Motion to Proced
Informa Pauperis. wherein he fails to disclose that he is a licensed attorney and instead
under Employment and Self-Employment he idenlifies himself as a "Jack of Alt Trades".
t8. Despite a claim of poverty in the above mentioned affla .. its. Respondent told
the Court that his incarceration for contempt would adversely afect his clients.
On March 22. 2012. Respondent appeared at the Reno Municipal Court
wearing (smitey lace) nan net pajamas. Respondent became argumentati .. e and Marshals
were called to ask him to lea .. e.
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Court executed an -Order Afer Tria': in case No. OV8-1168. In that case, Respondent
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Respondent's inappropl"iale behavior in part as follows:
The most troubling aspect of this case was Mr. Coughlin's rude, sarcastic and
disrespectful presentation at lrial; Mr. Coughlin's inability to understand a balance
sheet: his failure to conduct discovery and his lack of knowledge with regard to
the rules ol evidenc and Ifial procedure. All of this was compounded with a
continuously antagonistc presentation of the ease Ihal resulted in a shift from a
fairly simple divoce case to a contentious divorce trial lasling an excessive
amount of time.
27. In light m0 forgoing Respondent violated RPt 1. 1 (Competenc); RPe 1.2
(Diligenc): RPC 3.1 (Meritorious Claims and Contentions); RPC 3.3 (Candor D the
Tribunal); RPC 3.4 (Fairness O Opposing Party and Counsel); RPC 3.5 (Impartiality and
Oecorum of the Tribunal): RPC 4.1 (Truthfulness in Statemenls O Others): RPC 9.9
(Respect lor Ihe Right oThird Persons): RPC 5A (Relations with Opposing Counsel); RPC
8.1 (Disciplinary Matters); RPC 8.2 (Judicial and Legal Ofals); and RPC 8.4 (Misconduct).
WHEREFORE, Complainant prays as follows:
1 . That a hearing be hel pursuant VNvada Supreme Cour Rule 105;
2. That Respondent be assessed the costs of the discipijnary proceeding
pursuant OSupreme Court Rule 120(1); and
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. That pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 102, such disciplinary action be laken
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the Northem Nevada Disciplinary Board against Respondent as may Ddeemed appropriate
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Respelly submitted this 2 day oAugust, 2011.
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IN THE SECOND JUDICIAL DISTRJCT COURT OF THE SATE OF NEADA
IN AND FOR TlIE COUNTY OF WNUE
lQiARY BER COUGUN,
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Case No.: CR11-206
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Pt0/mm0OIs np8I from rling of the WMuk|CUrt.
"'ed by Appellant ZAQiARY 8AlEA CUN (hereal Appellant") on Deembe 23,
{|\ Followlng, OFebruary 7,2012, Allant"1ed his OpenIng 8on Appeal.
Tere8R0r, on FebnJary 23, 20U,Reell1 Of MN(MnaerRe5pt
"led 10 Arng Bef. The matter Is now before the LM fOf Its conslderaUon.
This maOercome bofore the Court on almllal appeall'om tPe Reno Mlkrp.1
Court. On NoYembet )0, 2011. Aglla0t was re of Petit l'rteny. Bvton M
RMC 8.10.010. TheJarer, on OOber 13. 201 , Appllant te Q Notce of Appeal wt
1D8Court.
Although Appellanrs arguments Q "ppeal ire unclear, Appellont raise wide
vrlety 0Issues, including, DBh tDat D8was denied his Sb.lh Amendment RIght to
Counsl, that the MUllclpal Court erred V Ni/inyt0[r an him a c0r:t/nuanc0,th8Ithe
proution engage In m15(0flduc. that he was rersed npduniNto tetlf on his
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behalf, that certin evidence VMh0 suppresse pursuant to te Fourtt


Amendmetlt of 0United Cnstitution, that his convicton 15 not supprtb
sufdet evidence, and that "Cr}urther improprietes and due proces de-cJendes"
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Unnatey. Appellant ndter spport his argument w0relevant autorlt P
eltatlons Urele.nt pm0M. M9Importanty, Appellant has (ile V
provide thIS Court wit d ctI of 00hMEant p ng!tl the Reno
Municpal L T6N0Nheld tat an "(a}ppellant has 0ultmlt
rebilit pe UOdwith 'pons of 0mM tial WdelmlJnaton M
Iraised In appellant's appeal:" V 5M 1ZM. 31 n. 4, 83 P.J01
(2004) (dUINR JO(b)(3). Furtet, NW 28(e) provides that "[eJvery as In
bregardIng matters In the rerd shill be suppe by a refWe V the page of the
tan5 or appdix when 0mmrtHon 1510 Dfound.
While Appel"nt did provide this COurt wit a Compact DIs containing rgof
the Municipl Curt pe lngs, Appellant did not dte to the portions 0the Compact M
tat he felt supprted hIs argume, and It Is m0 rslbUlty of tIIs LWgues
which portcns of 0CDmight spAppellant's argumnt. In s
Appellant dId D0P his mN||WQsqOMUrelevant ns 0fthe
reord meely by prucing a Compact DIS recording of the entire Municipal COurt
poeeing.
In light mPppeBaP tallure UpU5 L0UPwith an adequate appeUate
,and Appellant's correent faUurt Vdte Usuch a O, this CIs unble
Roda meaningful tmofAppellant's appeal. Thus, Appellant has 'aile to meet
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TO- Zachary B. Coughlin. Esq.
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The followil'g are members ol the Disciplinary Board tor the Northern District m
Nevada. Pursuant to Nevada Supreme Court Rule 105, you may ;ssue peremptory
challenge to five (5) such individuals

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Counsel on or before the date a feSpotlSe to the Complainl is due. The Chair of the
Northern Nevada Disciplinary Board, J. Thomas Susich, Esq., wili lhereafter designate a
hearing panel of five (5) membars of the Disciplinary Board. including al least one
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1 . Kathleen 81eckenridge, Esq. (f/a Kathleen P,ice)
2. Gregoty Brower, Esq.
3 Julie Cavanaugh-Bill, Esq.
4. Trina Dahlin, Esq.
5. linda Da'kin, Esq.
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John White. laymember
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Laura Peters. under penalty of perjury. being first and duly sworn. deposes and
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1. Thai Affiant is employed as a paralegal Kthe Slate Bar of Nevada. Thai in such
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Nevada.
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COMPLAINT and FIRST DESIGNATION OF HEARING PANEL MEMBERS in the
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malter of the State Bar of Nevada @, ZharB. Cohlj. Esq, Case No. NGI2-02Q4.
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3. That pursuanl lo Supreme Court Rule 109, the Complaint and First Designation of
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Heating Panel Members were sered on the following by placing a copy in an envelope
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which was then sealed and postage flly prepaid for first class, certified mail. and
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deposited in the United Stales mail at Reno, Nevada to Zachary B. Coughlin, Esq., Post
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Ofice Bx 3961, Reno, NV 89505.
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ZACHARY B. COUGHLIN
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ZACHARY B. COUGHUN,

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I1 Nevada Disciplinary Board has been sctleduled for Wednesday, November 14. 2012. at
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IT IS HEREBY ORDERED thaI Ihe following members of the Northe
Nevada Disciplinary Board have been designated as 0E0Dof Ihe hearing panel:
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Michael K. Johnson, Esq.;
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Kiren Pearl. Laymember.
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STATE BAR OF NEVADA.
Complainant.
ZCHY B. COUGHLIN
Bar No. 9473
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NOTICE OF FORMAL HEARING
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Complainant.
ZACHARY B. COUGHLIN
Bar No. 9473
Respndent.
ORDER
The Formal Heating in these matters is scheduled to take place on W.dn.sda,
November 14, 2012, beginning at 9:00 at the Northem Nevada Bar Center, 9456 Double R.
Blvd .. Suite B, Reno, Nevada 89521. Saleral motions hale been filed and are pending. The
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Formal Hearing Panel Chair has had an opportunity O review and consider the following
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motions and responsive pleadings:
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Therefore. IT IS HEREBY ORDERED:
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Motion to Dismiss prepared September 16, 2012, and fired October 16, 2012.
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Motion for Order to Show Cause Regarding Improper Attempt by Bar Counsel
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Order in Case No. 60838 and Coughlin's SCR 102(4)(d) Pelilion in Case 61426 prepared
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October 2, 2012. and fed Oclober 16. 2012 . is DENIED.
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MOlion 1O Review and Inspect Bar Records; Molion 1O Bifurcate Hearing:
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Molion 1O Dismiss for Complaint Isicl Failure 1O SufflCienlly Slate the Charges WuD
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a default basis pursuant to the State Bar's Notic of Inlenl to Proceed O a Default Basis
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filed October 9, 2012. unless Mr. Coughlin prepares and files a Verified Answer to Ihe Siale
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full evidentiary hearing in the event thai Mr. Coughlin does file a Verifid Answer to the
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PLEASE TAKENOTICE thaI the following is a summary 01evidence and lisl 01witnesses which may
be ollered againsl Respondent at the lime of lhe formal hearing M lhe above-entitled complaint
Coughlin reserves any and all objeclions to malte nincluded in Ihe Complainl (oeven in the
greivances lhemselves from being leslfred to or evideoce 0U1 on directedlo. lack of nolice. elc .or.
Vieth. at al not reasonably related to any allegations)
A. Documentary Evidence 1.Any and all documentation conlained in the Slate Bar 01 Nevada's lile
regarding goevance tiles NG 12-0204, NGI20435 and NGI2-0434. ecpl lOf screening materials
and Bar Counsel work product Pursuant to SCR lOS (2)(c) Respondant may inspect Ihe Stata Bar
lile up to three (3) days pior 10 lila hearing. Seel al1adled Ehibit I (cdldvd of felevant malerials.
Ihat wilt be furthef supplemented lataf. and iOfpOated by fefefence everything previously sant 10
anyona .. ith the SeN. including emails <nd links to videosJskydrives. etc).
B Wilnesses and Buel Slale",ent of Facts
1. Judge Dorothy Nash Holmes wilt appear by phone to testify 'Nilh regard to Respondenl's conduct
in connection with Case No. II-TR-26800 12 in Reno Municip<l Court.
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Judge Kenneth R. Howard is expecled Oleslif" :boul Respoodenl's conduct in connectiQ(l with
Case No. II CR 21 116 21.
3. LI Malt Merliss is expected 10 lestify about llle srlUition leading up to Respondenl's arrest for
Ires passing and his lies before and aftef the face
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4. AUorey Rithard Hill, Esq .. is expe\led to testimony with regard to Respondent's
conduct in cnnection with Case No. CVIIOJ628.
5. H Coppa, Marshall 101 the Reno Municipal Coult i, expeded to testify about
Respondent's disruptive behavior on Man h 22,201 2.
6. RellO City Attorney Daniel Wong, Pam ROOMS, AlbsO ORmaa" and Chris Hazlett-STevens are
expected to testify about Respondent's conduct in Reno
Justice Court.
7. Steve Tuttle, Reno Justice Cour employee, is expected to testily about Respondem's
conduct whenvi5iling the court compk .
.Karen Stancil, Reno Justice Court employee. is expected to testify about Responden!',
conduct when visiting the court comple.and various mailers related to Coughlin in the RJC ..
9. Robin Baker. Reno Justice Cour employee, is expected to testify about Respondent's conduct
when visiting tha court complex and various malll related to Coughlin in the RJC.
10. Or. Richard T. Bissett is expected to lestifv aDt theexaminalion he parfomed on
Raspondint in preparation lor a competency hearing in Casa No. 12-0376.
11. Or. Mary R. Vieth is expeced to testifv about the examioation she performed on
Respondent in preparation for a competency hilaring in COla No. 120376.
12. A member of tha staff O!the State Bar 01 Nevada Ethics Department is
expected to testify as Custodian of Records regarding dOC meniation contained in the rlords of the
State Bar ONevada and RespDan\s di9dptine and ticnsure history.
13. Z3Chary B. Coughtin is expected to testify regarding the facts and circumstances in aU Ihree
disciplioary matters. State Bar of Nevada reseres the right to supplement this disclosure.
14. Steve Tuttle. RJC administrator Mexpected 10 teslify about various mailers retated to Coughlin in
the RJC.
15. L. Bill Davis of Lake's Crossing expected to testify aboullhe enminalion he perlorned on
Respondent in preparation lor a competency hearing in Case No. 120376 .
16. Dr. Sal'" Fanner pected to testily about the examination he pertormed on
Respondant in prepa!tKfor a competency hearing in Case No. 120376.
17. Kevin Kelly, ship Club ownin' Character and Fitness Committee Chairman is expected to testily
regarding the imperissible mailers relaled to Peler Christiansen`S]ese1tatioI0!CDhin
beleefl 20022005.
18. Mike Rowe, ditto what Kelly will to .
Dear 010 Judge Elliot. Judge Flanagan, and the Sond Judicial District Court Clerk 01 Court Joey
Orduna Hasitings. V Custodian 01 Recolds, Associate Clerk OCourt Julie Wise:
tncluded in the lelevanl maleriaIS and inf!a1on soughl is the legal basis 10( in\rcerating in Cr12-
0376 (despite DCA Young violating NRS 178.405'5 mandator slay, in his moving lor a "Motion lor
Ration 01 Bail" (despite VL 19 requiring a hearing be set. Coughlin nevel gOI one in crll-
2064. fr in cr12-1262 (boIh Judge Elliot appeals involving plO se Coughijn. nor 0Co\glin get a
hearing in cvl l03628, well, there was Whearings on Hill's fraudulent Motion for erdar to Show
causa. but that it fot what W I
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M invoking)Coughlin belWeen april 19th, 2012 to Aptit 26. 2012
(during which time the $,050 attOfneys fees motion resulting ifl an Order awaf(ing it in CVI I-
03628 was Ne) lOIappeang a summary eviction as a pto se tenanl .apparentty deemed reSIdential
tenanl wilh Met of less lhan IK a month) also. despite Chief Civil Clerk kconstanlly rejaclIng
Coughlin's filigf uodar WC 10. COIJghtin was actual.. sanctiooed yet another SK by his 10lmer
COWOrker
. Judge Flanagan (whom declined to reetse himself lOfm tha Ofder .O show cause hearings despile .
arguably. Coughlin requeting as much. in violation of nrs 22.030(3) ... but RCSJOLS in the Ca/pentier
v Aames case (Ihat Richa.d hilt copied CougMn's January 13th. 2012 filing on in cv080 I709 in hilts
1124fl 2 grievance to bar counsel against Coughn ... which Coughtin was subject to Cslodiat arrest
!O;ayalking by rpd and hill on 11121 12. and another arleSI 10Ois|s of
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seemingly connected Ofiling in carpentier mailer of 1113112 ... violated WOCR 18 and
J8&M8194:Rule&'8194;&#6194:.Caption for all pleadings and Olher legal documents.
Every document submilted&18194;&'194; 1. !Of fing in the family division shall bear the
following capito!:
'IN THE fAMilY QIVISION
OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT OF THE STATE OF NEVADA
IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF WASHOe"
Where there 'ings said coumy 01 dalk ... Coughlin was the ona attorey who pointed that oul.. .. He
is sanctioned SSK? Pthe YLcontinues to reject Coughlin
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remarkable rate'
Further, caplow 302 p.2d 755 made unnecessary the seemingly fraudulent 318112 affidavit of servie
by weso macen, by way 0fmc marshal harley (judge nash holmes 3112112 comments in court
seem to indicate stl mary criminal conlempr finding premised upon "peeping Tom" styte peering
through restroom stall wans by RMC Marshal Harley (or some other Marshal, like Scott Coppa,
in\lved in the impermissible 'search incident to arresr by RMC W a lull day after allomey's pro
imina! celenant's smartphone and micro Scard booked into wCdc ptoperty on 2121112, .. violates
state v diaz ... anyways. no "summar contempt' roding based upon allegations ol 'dissessemblign"
smarphone in restroom stall. where no RMC Marshal, Harley or Coppa or otherwise, signed an
afiavit detailitlg lacts supng contempl. In re oliver requies such contempt D, in every
elemenl, in the "immediate view and Pfesence O!the cour' siKth amendment right violated, nrs
189.010050 violated. etc .. etc. and m
ost of tnis ng120435 in\/lves judge nash holmes denying Coughlin ghto appeal final appealable
summary criminal contempt finding lrom 2121112 in over. denied sixth amendment right to
counsel. and Cook, 267 us 511 at 536 (as did judge Flanagan in 3123112 contempt hearing Q!
Coughlin). notifying Coughlin Ol 3123112 hearing on nill's order to show cause motion mcvl1-03628
beloe Judge Flanagan (nrcp 56(g) 0laith affidavits Should result mepense awards ar)d
contempt finding against hill. perhaps, baker. and stewart ... not $40K in a!loreys fees against
Coughlin, de 1 review and hearing required by wedr 19 not provided .... ptus in rmc 11 Ir 26800
judge nash holmes violales 1 189.010 by relusiog to transmit red on appeal and transipt in
response to Coughlin filign a nolice Ol appeal on 311112 (rmc's garder, brolher !O Judge linda
Gardner, whose April 2oo9 Order got Coughlin fired Irom Washoe legal serices (60301 60317 ca
in n. s. ct). she passed her order
to her brother. he passed il !O Judge Nash Holmes, she filed ngI20<35 on behalf Q!all rmc judges.
anti apparenlly family court Judge L. Gardner (Coughlin filed mandamus to that order in 54844).
Also, why is Coughlin Ihrown in jail based upon "evalualion" filed 1 4118112 by dr. bill davis (where
davis denieS any responsibility lor the letter he signed, saying he didnt write it. and didnt submil it
lor filing? He SIGNED IT and lakes red il. aluably should'nt even be Ied. and should be an
aftdavily if Coughlin was incarceraled for contempt 'not in cour's presence" . 22.040
IllCrcerating Coughlin fromapril I
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authority Coughlin attempt to submit respecting tailoring competency orders. hipaa rights (also.
Order was not suf1iciently clear, nor any violation thereol Coughlin, under Houston v 8th judicia!
disl4rid court \Osupport 8 days in jail and WO denying Coughlin his medication and right to me
courl documents. resulting in $<0K attorney fees awald by Judge flanagan in cvl t03626 ... ,plus
MHC's biondo Ned about basis for Coguhn's remO a! in MH 120032 in her letters to RJC Also n.cp
31(b)(2)(d) incarceration wfOngful (civil rule, Qperhaps instruc1ive) In lieu of any of the foregoing
Oldels L in addition thereto. an order&.6t94:\D) treating as a conlempl of cour the lailure to obey
any orde ecept an order to submit to a physical or menial eamination
Dated this 31st day 01 October, 2012:
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