weather icon Mostly Cloudy

Ex-Councilman Travis Chandler gets disbarred

Former Boulder City Councilman Travis Chandler was barred from practicing law in Nevada after committing several offenses, according to the Nevada Supreme Court.

The State Bar filed a complaint against Chandler in 2012 after a 2007 incident where Chandler failed to contact one of his clients about a patent application. According to court records, Russell Keller hired Chandler in 2007 to file a patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Throughout the next two years, Keller asked Chandler about the progress of the patent application, to which Chandler told him that “patents take time,” according to the Supreme Court document. In 2011, the trademark office told Keller that a letter of abandonment for his application had been sent to Chandler.

The court document said Chandler never told Keller about the abandonment, and Keller had never consented to it.

After he received the letter from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Keller made numerous attempts to contact Chandler, but Chandler did not respond or take any action on Keller’s behalf, the document said.

Keller filed a grievance against Chandler shortly after.

According to the court document, Chandler also failed to respond to the State Bar’s attempts to contact him about a previous discipline he was facing.

In 2013, a hearing panel discovered that Chandler had two prior disciplinary sanctions, and added that in December 2011 he was excluded from practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a similar misconduct.

The panel also determined that Chandler had a dishonest or selfish motive, a pattern of misconduct, refusal to acknowledge the wrongful nature of his conduct, and vulnerability of his victim.

Aside from his disbarment, Chandler was ordered to pay Keller $4,800 in restitution.

Chandler served as a Boulder City councilman from 2007-11.

He couldn’t be reached for comment.

Contact reporter Steven Slivka at sslivka@bouldercityreview.com or at 702-586-9401. Follow @StevenSlivka on Twitter.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Council OKs plan to remove turf

Water was once again the main focus for City Council. At its meeting Tuesday, Aug. 9, an agreement with the Southern Nevada Water Association that will remove turf in Boulder City to save on water was approved 4-0 by the council.

Council gets first look at Nevada Way remodel

The Boulder City Council was introduced to a project that will remodel and rehabilitate the stretch of Nevada Way from Wyoming to Park streets during its meeting Tuesday, Aug. 9.

Fire department targets sites to improve response times

Two locations are being targeted for a new Boulder City Fire substation that the City Council approved last month to help the department improve response time to emergencies. The proposed new fire station, labeled Station 122, is looking at sites at Quartzite Road and Nevada Way as well as near the library at 701 Adams Boulevard. The city owns land in both locations.

Ex-manager sues city; claims retaliation

Former City Manager Al Noyola filed a lawsuit against the city Friday, July 29, alleging that his civil rights were violated when he was fired Oct. 13, 2020.

Boulder City Nuggets: Johnson broadens horizons at FBI academy

The ability to gain a global perspective on law enforcement issues in seconds is just one of several benefits Boulder City Police Cmdr. Aaron Johnson gained after attending the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

Land sale in limbo

Toll Brothers’ plans to build homes around Boulder Creek Golf Club are in limbo after City Council rejected a plan to reduce the number of residences built on the 43-acre site and the price per acre.

FD substation among plans for ARPA funds

A new fire department substation is among the plans for how the city will spend American Rescue Plan Act funds it received from the federal government.

Results official: Hardy, Walton elected

Dr. Joe Hardy and Steve Walton expressed their gratitude and thanked the community for their support after primary election results were canvassed Friday and they were officially declared elected as mayor and councilman, respectively.

Council advances plans for RV park, grocery store

The City Council met Tuesday, June 27, with water levels, city signage and the proposal of a new grocery store and recreational vehicle complex on the agenda.

Plans for RV resort, shopping center move forward

Boulder City’s Planning Commission has recommended that plans for two city-owned parcels, one of which will be leased for an upscale recreational vehicle resort and the other, which could be sold to build a grocery store, move forward to City Council as part of the land management process.