Kesinger will have to apply to Supreme Court to get reinstated

By Gary Scott on May 24, 2016 at 6:17am

The days of practicing law for an embattled Jacksonville attorney could be over, as he’ll need the Illinois Supreme Court’s blessing to be back in the courtroom.

G. Ronald Kesinger’s license has been suspended by the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, effective at the beginning of next month. The suspension is on an interim basis and effective until further notice. The commission recommended the suspension of Kesinger’s license back in January after flagging him for a number of issues.

A complaint filed last June accused Kessinger of having a conflict of interest by buying the foreclosed home of two people he had represented in the foreclosure proceedings.

The complaint alleged Kesinger knew the purchase of the home would subject the couple to a deficiency judgment, which totaled about $26,000 after interest.

Another complaint filed last year accused Kesinger of obtaining a loan from a client and submitting a false application for a loan.

Kesinger had been censured as the result of a complaint in 1999 and suspended in 2013 for six months after allegedly revealing confidential information told to him by a client that resulted in that client’s conviction for felony-murder.