The Disciplinary Board of the Hawaii Supreme Court issued a Decision and Public Reprimand against Kauai attorney Caren I. Dennemeyer on May 23.
The Board determined that Dennemeyer committed multiple violations of the Hawaii Rules of Professional Conduct warranting a public reprimand, according to a press release.
The Board concluded that Dennemeyer failed to provide her client with a billing statement or accounting from 2012 until February 2016, failed to provide a billing statement or account for a $5,000 retainer for eight months following her client’s request, failed to place the $5,000 retainer into her client’s trust account, made false certifications to the Hawaii State Bar Association in connection with her annual registration that she was properly maintaining her client’s trust account, and failed to maintain separate (subsidiary) ledgers for each client.
Dennemeyer, 69, told TGI that in an email that there are a number of inaccuracies and ommissions in the press release.
“I would like to make it clear that not only was the tnire amount of $5,000 that was paid over a period of months by the client earned by me, but he actually still has an outstanding debt to me for work done on his behalf,” she said.
She was admitted to the Hawaii Bar on May 12, 1989.