Friday, November 11, 2011
A disciplinary summary from the web page of the North Carolina State Bar:
[An attorney] of Pikeville pled no contest to two counts of criminal contempt in Wayne County Superior Court. The Honorable R. Stuart Albright found that Smith was not "truthful, open, and honest" with a district court judge. He also found that [he] failed to appear in superior court on another matter, failed to notify the court of the reason for his absence, and had previously been held in contempt for similar conduct. Judge Albright found that [his] conduct was willfully contemptuous and demonstrated a "willful and grossly negligent failure to comply with the schedules and practices of the court resulting in substantial interference with the business of the court." Judge Albright ordered [him] permanently disbarred.