Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Third Time's A Disbarment

The Georgia Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney

This is the third appearance of this disciplinary matter before the Court, following the rejection of the petition for voluntary discipline filed by Willie George Davis, Jr. (State Bar No. 213371) after a formal complaint was filed against him. See In the Matter of Willie George Davis, Jr., 311 Ga. 67 (855 SE2d 643) (2021) (“Davis II”).  This matter is now before the Court on the report and recommendation of the State Disciplinary Review Board (the “Review Board”) which recommends that Davis, a member of the State Bar since 1996, be disbarred based on his violations of Rules 1.7 (a) and (b), 1.15 (I) (a) and (c), 1.15 (II) (a) and (b), 3.4 (a), 3.5 (d), 8.1 (b), and 8.4 (a) (5) of the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct (“GRPC”) found in Bar Rule 4-102 (d), which stem from Davis’s mishandling of his sister’s estate and his nephew’s conservatorship as well as his repeated failure to comply with orders of the Cobb County Probate Court. After considering the record and Davis’s exceptions to the Review Board’s report and recommendation, this Court finds that given the circumstances of this case, disbarment is appropriate.

(Mike Frisch)


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