February 8, 2010
Suspension With Reinstatement Conditioned On Mental Health
An attorney who was the subject of bar complaints from five former clients was suspended for two years by the Georgia Supreme Court. The attorney had stipulated to a sanction in the six-month to two-year range. He had asserted that he suffered from bi-polar disorder, ADHD, major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. He also had stress associated with his marriage. He had returned the client retainers and voluntarily paid $12,000 to one client.
The court required that he submit the opinion of a board certified psychiatrist that he is mentally fit in order to obtain reinstatement. (Mike Frisch)
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