LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska Supreme Court has suspended the license of a Bellevue attorney for 45 days and ordered him to serve two years of monitored probation.
The suspension stemmed from a case in which attorney Gregory Pivovar was appointed to represent inmate Danny Robinson in a motion for post-conviction relief.
The motion was denied, and Pivovar informed Robinson that he would need to be reappointed before he could represent Robinson on appeal. But Pivovar did not advise Robinson that he had 30 days to appeal, nor did Pivovar file an appeal himself.
Pivovar was reappointed days after the deadline for appeal, and the Nebraska Counsel for Discipline found that instead of contacting the court to discuss the problem, Pivovar "stuck his head in the sand" and refused to take Robinson's calls.