|ATTENTION: CLIENTS OF MISSING ST. PETERS ATTORNEY JEFFREY WITT: If you are a current or former client of Attorney Jeffrey Witt, you may contact the offices of Kenneth P. Carp, P.C., at 636-947-3600.Kenneth Carp is the Court Appointed Attorney Trustee to assist these clients with their existing legal service needs and to recover documents held at the offices of Jeffrey Witt.|
(KSDK) Lawyer’s disappearance left nearly 60 pending cases
ST. Louis, Mo. KSDK 8:09 p.m. EST December 9, 2013 Grant Bissell
New details are emerging in the case of a St. Peters attorney who’s been missing for weeks.
Jeff Witt’s disappearance left behind nearly 60 pending cases. Kenneth Carp, the court-appointed attorney assigned to pick up the cases says Witt’s office was left in disarray.
Thousands of documents are scattered throughout Witt’s office. File boxes litter the floor half-filled with papers. An entire room is filled with stacks of documents that have barely been touched…
(KSDK) MISSING ST. PETERS ATTORNEY JEFFREY WITT
ST. PETERS, Mo. (KSDK) – A St. Peters attorney has gone missing, leaving dozens of clients in limbo.
Jeffrey Witt is best known for helping break the case of the Clayton garage bombing back in 2008. But neighboring business people say Witt’s office has been empty since late October.
Witt was representing nearly 60 clients at the time he disappeared. Many of those people have shown up to his office looking for answers.
“He’s always been dependable. He’s helped me out with a few cases and I just hope he’s okay,” said former client Christine Richards.
In October, Witt was arrested by Clayton police for driving under the influence. His court date was set for November 20th. Two days later, his ex-wife filed a missing persons report with St. Louis County police.
Also on November 20th the Missouri Supreme Court suspended Witt’s law practice indefinitely. The order cites professional misconduct and posing a “Substantial threat of irreparable harm to the public.”
Things seemed hopeless for former clients who couldn’t get access to their legal records until Wednesday, when a letter appeared on the front door saying a new attorney has been chosen to take over Witt’s cases.
Kenneth Carp was appointed by a court to either represent Witt’s former clients or return any legal documents found at Witt’s office. You can contact Carp by calling 636-947-3600.
Carp says in Missouri attorneys are required to put retainer fees into a trust account. Attorneys are not supposed to access that money until services are rendered. Right now Carp is working to gather bank statements to verify whether any retainer money was left in Witt’s account.
News Channel 5 attempted to contact Witt. His website is still active, but the phone number is disconnected. When we checked his last-known address people there said they’d never heard of Witt.
(KTVI) Clients report attorney Jeff Witt missing
ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) 8:02 pm, November 29, 2013, by Chris Hayes
An attorney is reported missing by clients who say he disappeared around Halloween night. Jeff Witt helped break the 2008 Clayton garage bombing case. He worked with federal agents and turned state witness against his former client Skip Ohlsen. Our inquiry found no evidence of a connection between his cooperation and his recent reported disappearance…
(KTVI) Family members can’t find Lawyer Jeffrey Witt
ST. Louis, Mo. (KTVI) 10:21 pm, December 2, 2013, by Chris Hayes
The mysterious case of a missing attorney, deepens. St. Louis County Police say they`re currently investigating the disappearance of Jeff Witt. Witt is known for turning in his former client, the convicted Clayton garage bomber.
Jeff Witt`s ex-wife filed an official missing persons report on November 22nd. No one has reported seeing the father of five since then. Clients started reporting problems months earlier, problems so severe that police tracked down Witt at his home to make sure he was still alive. That was on October 25th…
(KTVI) Fox Files Exclusive: Inside missing lawyer’s former rented home
CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) 6:11 pm, December 24, 2013, by Chris Hayes
You’re about to get an exclusive look into the former rented home of a lawyer who mysteriously disappeared. The attorney is known for turning state’s witness against his former client, the Clayton garage bomber. Police have been searching for the attorney for more than a month…
(ST. Louis Post-Dispatch) Lawyer who helped solve Clayton bombing is missing
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO – December 04, 2013 4:00 am • By Robert Patrick
Jeffrey M. Witt, a lawyer and key figure in cracking the mystery of who almost killed an attorney with a bomb in Clayton in 2008, has been missing since late October, officials and colleagues said Tuesday…
(Missouri Lawyers Weekly) Updated: Trustee tends to cases of missing St. Peters attorney who faced discipline, legal malpractice
By: Heather Cole December 5, 2013
Trustee Kenneth Carp has started sorting through disappeared attorney Jeffrey Witt’s files as he prepares to get them back to Witt’s clients.