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Durham attorney disbarred

David Donovan//October 24, 2017//

Durham attorney disbarred

David Donovan//October 24, 2017//

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Attorney: Steven Troy Harris

Location: Durham

Bar membership: Member since 2000

Disciplinary action: Disbarred on Oct. 9

Background: Harris was administratively suspended from the practice of law in November 2015, after which he was not an active member of the bar permitted to hold himself out as an attorney. In multiple cases, Harris continued representing clients after he was suspended, continued to collect new legal fees from those clients after he was suspended, failed to return the unearned portions of legal fees paid previously, failed to notify his clients of the suspension or the reason for it, failed to advise clients to seek legal advice elsewhere, and did not submit written responses to grievances filed against him. In addition, in multiple cases Harris made false or misleading statements to clients, giving them the false impression that he had completed legal work on their behalf that he had not in fact performed.

Previous discipline: None prior to the administrative suspension

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