State Supreme Court disbars Helena attorney for stealing clients’ money

The Montana Supreme Court on Wednesday disbarred a Helena attorney and ordered her to pay $1.3 million in restitution to clients, calling her actions “monumental in scope and extent.”

The Montana Supreme Court hears arguments in this 2022 photo.

THOM BRIDGE, Independent Record

The 6-0 decision by the court, with Justice Jim Rice recusing, ruled against attorney Meghan Doud, who had been licensed to practice law in Montana since 2006. Most recently she had practiced with her father, Timothy McKeon at McKeon Doud PC.

The Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC) recommended the punishment for Doud and the court made the final decision.

One of Doud’s clients filed a grievance with the ODC in 2019 and later withdrew it. However, the ODC uncovered evidence that the firm was misappropriating client funds. It then filed a complaint and amended complaint that was at issue before the court, documents state.

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The ODC charged her with seven counts of professional misconduct and alleged she mishandled trust

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