A hearing panel canceled a two-day disciplinary hearing for Jeffrey Witt, a St. Louis area attorney reported missing in November.
The hearing was set to start at 9 a.m. Monday in Clayton. The Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel asked for a delay pending the deadline for a response to an amended discipline filing, according to a Feb. 10 order from the head of the disciplinary hearing panel, attorney David Korum.
The panel will determine a new time for the hearing, the order said.
Witt’s ex-wife reported him missing Nov. 22. The Missouri Supreme Court in December temporarily suspended Witt’s license pending the resolution of the disciplinary case against him. The case alleged, among other things, that a disbarred attorney with a criminal record who worked in Witt’s office had mishandled a bankruptcy case.
Witt, 39, is a father of five, according to a report on KTVI Fox News. In addition to his family, Witt, who had an office in St. Peters, left behind clients with at least 62 pending cases.