Denver attorney suspended, accused of urging clients to infect a rival with COVID-19

A judge this week suspended a Denver attorney from practicing law in Colorado’s federal bankruptcy court after finding he lied, submitted false legal documents and engaged in a pattern of “fraudulent schemes” to try to get a case dismissed.

Devon M. Barclay was barred from practicing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado for three years. The attorney violated his professional duties and committed “egregious lawyer misconduct,” bankruptcy Judge Thomas McNamara wrote in a scathing 46-page order issued Tuesday.