July 2, 2012
Reprimand Not Sufficient
The Georgia Supreme Court has rejected a petition for voluntary discipline of Review Panel reprimand notwithstanding the State Bar's lack of opposition to the petition.
The attorney was retained to defend a civil suit and successfully defended a motion for summary judgment. However, he failed to respond to a second summary judgment motion. When the motion was granted, he did not inform the client or determine if the client wished to appeal.
The court noted that the attorney had mitigating factors but concluded that his prior discipline made a reprimand insufficient discipline. (Mike Frisch)
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