Sunday, November 24, 2013
An attorney who was disbarred in Florida received an indefinite suspension in Massachusetts with reinstatement conditioned on his readmission in the Sunshine State.
The decision of a single justice of the Supreme Judicial Court notes that the attorney had engaged in a comflict of interest and a prohibited business transaction with an elderly client.
The attorney had served as "estate planner, trustee, financial products salesman. personal representative and attorney..."
The justice rejected the attorney's suggestion that the misconduct found in the Florida proceeding did not amount to a Rule 1.8(a) violation. (Mike Frisch)