TAYLORVILLE — A Taylorville attorney will have his law license suspended for 60 days after a state commission found that he lied about living in Shelby County when he sought to become a judge there.
Dennis Roy Atteberry was among attorneys whose conduct was evaluated by the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, an administrative agency for the Illinois Supreme Court. The high court on Tuesday released names of those being disciplined.
Atteberry, first licensed in 2001, claimed a false residence address on a statement of candidacy for the Shelby County circuit judge position, according to the ARDC. The agency said he claimed the false address to comply with the residency requirement for that judicial position.
Atteberry said in an emailed statement he takes full responsibility for his actions.
"Over the last 18 years, I have built a reputation of honesty and integrity," Atteberry said. "In 2016, I made a mistake when I ran for Shelby County Circuit Judge."
Atteberry said he has an associate who will cover his cases during his suspension that will begin on June 11.