February 19, 2008
Breach Of Duty
An attorney who had engaged in ethics violations in several matters had his law license annulled by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. While the attorney had been addicted to OxyContin for two or three years, the hearing panel subcommittee concluded that evidence "does not establish that chemical dependency caused respondent's misconduct." He also must pay restitution to one of his former clients and, if reinstated, must participate in a program and be supervised for two years.
The attorney's name is William H. Duty. (Mike Frisch)
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