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TCL > April 2014 Issue > Disciplinary Case Summaries

April 2014       Vol. 43, No. 4       Page  95
From the Courts
Colorado Disciplinary Cases

Disciplinary Case Summaries

The summaries of disciplinary case Opinions and Conditional Admissions of Misconduct are prepared by the Office of the Presiding Disciplinary Judge (PDJ) and are provided as a service by the Colorado Bar Association (CBA). The CBA cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the summaries. The full text of the disciplinary Opinions, when published by the PDJ, follows the summaries page(s). The summaries and full-text Opinions also are accessible from the CBA website: (click on "Opinions/Rules/Statutes"). Opinions, including exhibits, complaints, amended complaints, and summaries, also are available at the PDJ website,, and on LexisNexis.®

Summary of Decision Regarding
Conditional Admission of Misconduct Issued by the PDJ

The PDJ’s approval of a Conditional Admission of Misconduct does not result in a written Opinion but only a brief Order, which does not constitute precedent. Conditional Admissions of Misconduct are public record and are available for review at the Office of the PDJ, 1560 Broadway, Ste. 675, Denver, CO 80202; (303) 866-6658; They also are available on LexisNexis.®

No. 14PDJ012. People v. Windler. 02/18/2014. Attorney Suspended.

The PDJ approved the parties’ conditional admission of misconduct and suspended Katherine Mary Windler, attorney registration number 25280, for two years, with six months to be served and the remaining time stayed pending completion of a two-year period of probation. The suspension was effective February 18, 2014.

In 2011, Windler pleaded guilty to misdemeanor trespass in California and was sentenced to twenty-four months’ summary probation with conditions. The Supreme Court of California determined that Windler’s conviction involved moral turpitude and suspended her for two years, all but six months stayed, subject to a two-year period of probation with conditions. Windler’s misconduct constituted grounds for the imposition of reciprocal discipline pursuant to CRCP 251.21(e) (the PDJ is directed to order the same discipline as was imposed in a sister jurisdiction, unless certain exceptions exist).

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