Lawyer Uses Baseball Bat on Client, Loses License

Must undergo psychological evaluation to get it back


A West Virginia attorney who beat a client with a baseball bat cannot get his license back without undergoing a psychological evaluation and anger management, the state's Supreme Court of Appeals ruled.

The Lawyer Disciplinary Board found that Joshua Robinson beat his client, David Gump, with a wooden bat on Robinson's front porch on Dec. 2, 2009, and then chased the man down the street.