June 27, 2011
No Moral Turpitude
An attorney convicted of two misdemeanor offenses was suspended for three months by the Georgia Supreme Court.
The offenses involved a dispute with a title examiner who had been employed by the attorney. The attorney claimed to have a written non-compete agreement with the title examiner. The attorney had not cooperated with law enforcement requests to obtain the agreement.
The State Bar had sought disbarment. The court noted that the offenses did not involve moral turpitude or conduct involving a client. The attorney had emotional problems at the time. (Mike Frisch)
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