Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers has issued a public reprimand of an attorney who also is a used car dealer. According to the board's summary, this is what led to the sanction:
...the respondent, a used car dealer, attended a used car auction. He was then subject to a bail order prohibiting him from being in the vicinity of his estranged wife. His wife also attended the auction, and the respondent engaged in conduct involving offensive physical contact but no physical injury to the wife.
The attorney pleaded guilty to violation of a condition of release. Charges of domestic violence were reduced to disorderly conduct after a deferred disposition. The conviction was not timely reported to bar counsel. (Mike Frisch)