Monday, November 5, 2007

Multiple Misconduct

The Georgia Supreme Court disbarred a lawyer who "in 26 seperate matters, [the lawyer], whose practice apparently involved primarily domestic relations and general civil matters, has forged signatures on documents, including, but not limited to, the signatures of a notary public and a sheriff's deputy; lied to or misled clients and opposing counsel as to the status of cases and actions she allegedly had taken in those cases; failed to follow through on promises made to clients, opposing counsel and the court...misled clients...failed to return clients' and opposing counsel's repeated phone calls...failed to return unearned fees...removed pertinent documents from clients' files before returning the files to the clients who had requested their return; and placed 'manufactured' documents into a client's file before returning it to the client...[the attorney's] actions caused some...clients to lose their rights..."

It may come as no shock that the lawyer defaulted on the charges. (Mike Frisch)

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