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October 07, 2022

Georgia Attorney Disbarred for Failure to Communicate with Client and Cooperate with Disciplinary Proceedings

On October 4, the Georgia Supreme disbarred an attorney for failing to hand over a client’s file to the client’s appellate attorney, failing to keep another client updated about his case, and refusing to cooperate with the resulting disciplinary proceedings. According to the court’s Order, the attorney violated Georgia Rule of Professional Conduct Rules 1.2 (abiding by client’s decisions); 1.3 (diligence); 1.4 (communication); and 1.16 (termination of a client), all of which track the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct.  The Court also applied the ABA Standards for Imposing Lawyer Sanctions in determining that disbarment was the appropriate remedy..

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