Hunter Biden Gets ‘Suspension’ After Guilty Verdict

Hunter Biden’s license to practice law in Washington, D.C. was suspended Tuesday, two weeks after his conviction for lying about his drug use to obtain a firearm. The DC Court of Appeals ordered the immediate suspension, citing “serious crimes” based on the bar association’s rules against felonies and offenses involving false swearing, misrepresentation, or fraud.



The DC Bar’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel had filed a notice seeking the suspension of Biden’s law license following his June 11 conviction. The appeals court also directed the DC Bar’s Board on Professional Responsibility to initiate a formal proceeding to assess the nature of the offense and whether it involves moral turpitude.

Hunter Biden, a Yale Law School graduate, had been in good standing with the district bar until the guilty verdict. Despite his conviction, he has not actively practiced law in DC recently but held an “of counsel” position at Boies Schiller Flexner LLP during his father’s vice presidency.

Additionally, Biden’s law license in Connecticut is administratively suspended due to an unpaid reinstatement fee. Currently residing in California, Biden is facing sentencing in the firearm case in the fall, with potential penalties of up to 25 years in prison and fines up to $750,000. However, being a first-time offender, his actual sentence is expected to be significantly less.

Hunter Biden is also scheduled to stand trial on September 5 in Los Angeles on charges of intentionally evading approximately $1.4 million in taxes between 2016 and 2019, to which he has pleaded not guilty. President Biden has stated he will not pardon his son or commute his sentence.

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