Monday, November 20, 2023

Continuing Deprivation

A recent disbarment summarized on the web page of the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers

The respondent, who founded a small law firm, was admitted to the Massachusetts bar on December 12, 2008. The nine-count petition for discipline reflects serious and repeated misconduct, including intentional misuse of over a half million dollars in client funds with continuing deprivation. Ultimately, the respondent abandoned his practice in or around 2022 having taken and misused the funds. The respondent failed to reply to the petition and that default established the facts and violations set forth below.

Non-participation

The respondent did not answer the disciplinary petition and that default established the facts and violations set forth above. On June 12, 2023, the Board of Bar Overseers voted to recommend that the respondent be disbarred. On October 17, 2023, after notice and a remote zoom hearing on October 16, 2023 which was attended by Assistant Bar Counsel but not the respondent, the Court (Lowy, J.) ordered the respondent disbarred, effective immediately.

(Mike Frisch)

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/2023/11/on-the-run.html

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