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Rocky Mount attorney reprimanded


Attorney: Richard E. Batts

Location: Rocky Mount

Bar membership: Member since 1981

Disciplinary action: Reprimanded on Jan. 29

Background: A client retained Batts to represent her in a personal injury matter and file a lawsuit on her behalf. Batts failed to comply with court orders regarding discovery responses and depositions in the matter, failed to participate in and respond to initial mediation scheduling efforts, and failed to inform his client of a duly noticed and scheduled deposition or produce his client for that deposition.

Previous discipline: None

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