May 24, 2012
Regettable But Not Unethical
The Maine Supreme Judicial Court found no ethical violations in five complaints filed against an attorney.
Two of the complaints came from opposing pro se parties; three from former clients. The court found that the attorney's judgment was "clouded" by his sexual relationship with one of the clients and that his actions were "regrettable" but not ethical violations.
The attorney had been disciplined in 2007. Most of the issues addressed here happened prior to the 2007 bar matter. The court here ordered that any future matters be treated as original matters and not as a follow-on to the 2007 discipline. (Mike Frisch)
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