Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Can Attorney Be Trusted With Female Clients?

A North Carolina attorney who was suspended for four years in February 2012 for having sex with clients has sought a stay that would permit him to resume practice pursuant to the order that allows him to seek a stay after one year.

In his petition, he states that he has been evaluated by two psychologists and "does not suffer from any condition creating a predisposition for inappropriate sexual behavior and...does not suffer from any mental, psychological, or emotional condition that significantly impairs his professional judgment, performance or competence in the representation of female clients."

The State Bar opposes the stay, pointing to aspects of the reports filed by the attorney that "belie" the conclusion that his representation of future female clients is not impaired. The State Bar also alleges that he did not properly wind down his practice after the suspension order.

Our earlier report on the charges is linked here. (Mike Frisch)

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