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Charlotte attorney censured (Feb. 2022)

David Donovan//March 21, 2022

Charlotte attorney censured (Feb. 2022)

David Donovan//March 21, 2022

Attorney: Justice H. Campbell

Location: Charlotte

Bar membership: Member since 1999

Disciplinary action: Censured on Feb. 16

Background: Campbell represented a client in a personal injury matter and assigned an associate to handle the litigation. The associate failed to respond to the defendant’s discovery requests, and three days before a hearing on summary judgment Campbell instructed the associate to dismiss the case without prejudice without first consulting the client. Campbell later refilled the lawsuit and attempted service but failed to maintain an adequate chain of summons and maintain a live controversy such that the client’s claim is likely time-barred and he will not be able to recover damages against the defendant. During this period the client made inquiries about the status of his case, and on at least three occasions Campbell falsely informed his client that the matter was still pending and falsely informed the client that he could not recover damages due to the facts of the case and not because of his own failure to maintain a live controversy.

Previous discipline: None

All information contained in the Bar Discipline Roundup is compiled and edited by Lawyers Weekly editor-in-chief David Donovan. He can be reached at [email protected].

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