Bret Whipple is facing a seven-count complaint from the State Bar of Nevada, accusing the attorney of professional misconduct. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphoto Cliven Bundy, center, walks out of Lloyd George U.S. Courthouse in Las Vegas with his attorney, Bret Whipple, right. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto Gina Iacuaniello was hired by Bret Whipple as an accountant for his law practice. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphoto Escape from building was race against smoke, panic and ‘a ball of fire’ High-profile Las Vegas attorney and former Nevada regent Bret Whipple fought many political and legal battles in the past two decades, but next month he may be fighting for his law career. In August, the State Bar of Nevada filed a complaint that may result in Whipple losing his license or facing suspension. The seven-count complaint accused Whipple of professional misconduct in the handling of client trust funds and supervision of subordinates. This is the third time Whipple faces bar discipline since 2016 and he has also faced discipline over his accounting license, bar and accounting board records show. “One of Respondent’s probation conditions was not to engage in any conduct that violates the rules of professional conduct during his probation,” Bar association lawyers wrote in the complaint obtained this month by the Review-Journal. The hearing is scheduled for Jan. 13 and 14, 2021. Whipple has been a major player in Nevada’s political and legal scene for more than two decades. He started out as a public defender and […]