John E. Settle Jr.

John E. Settle Jr.

Shreveport attorney John E. Settle Jr. for the second time in less than a year has been suspended from practicing law.

An order released Friday by the Louisiana Supreme Court states Settle’s suspension is for “threat of harm.” The complaint was filed by the Office of Disciplinary Counsel.

The suspension is for an unspecified “interim basis … pending further orders of this court,” the order states.

The Office of Disciplinary Council also is permitted to appoint a trustee to protect the interests of any of Settle’s clients.

Settle was suspended in October for six months for testing positive for alcohol in 2015 in violation of a recovery agreement.

The Louisiana Supreme Court in 2012 suspended Settle for a year and a day in response to two DWI arrests.

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