The Hawaii Supreme Court has suspended Maui attorney B. Ladd M. Ueoka from practicing law as of Monday, according to a news release.
Ueoka, 61, is not eligible to practice "for his failure to cooperate with the Office of Disciplinary Counsel," the news release said.
The action means that Ueoka cannot accept new retainers, clients or legal matters, and that the public is "cautioned and advised" that he cannot practice law until reinstated by formal Supreme Court order.
Ueoka has previously stated that he could not comment on the matter.
One year ago, the high court publicly censured the Wailuku attorney. The Sept. 14, 2011, order claimed "breach of client confidentiality, failure to ensure that his staff complied with professional duties of confidentiality" as well as another accusation of failing to cooperate with the Office of Disciplinary Counsel.
Ueoka has been practicing law in Hawaii since 1977 and is a graduate of the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law.