Friday, December 31, 2010
The web page of the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers reports a recent public reprimand stemming from charges of assault and battery:
The victim was the respondent’s wife. The respondent had filed for divorce, but he and the wife continued to live in the marital home. An argument ensued when the wife could not find some pottery. While arguing with the respondent, the wife was speaking to a friend on her phone. The respondent slapped at the phone and slapped his wife on the arm. The [criminal charges were] continued without a finding for one year.