Lafayette Lawyer Michel P. Wilty Disbarred

The state's top court has disbarred a Lafayette lawyer for, among other things, asking a client for a loan and practicing law while not eligible to do so. The Louisiana Supreme Court on Friday unanimously revoked Michel P. Wilty's license to practice law in the state.

Wilty was admitted to the Louisiana bar in 1985. The high court says the record does not show whether any clients suffered actual injury as a result of Wilty's actions, but the justices said there was clear potential for injury.

Court records show Wilty asked a client for a $2,000 loan shortly after the client received a settlement in a personal-injury case. They also indicate that Wilty later acknowledged that the terms of the loan were not in the client's best interest. There's no word on whether he repaid the loan.