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St. Clair County lawyer disciplined for failing to report client’s death


The state board that disciplines lawyers has censured a St. Clair County lawyer for failing to report that his client in a civil lawsuit had died.

The Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission announced the censure Friday against attorney Anthony P. Gilbreth, who has an office in Columbia. He was not immediately available for comment Friday.

The ARDC said Gilbreth “failed to inform his opposing counsel and the court that his client had died in a pending civil case and then attempted to conceal his client’s death in an attempt to settle the case.”

A censure is a formal reprimand.

Gilbreth was licensed in Illinois in 2006.