Author Archives: David Donovan

Wrightsville Beach attorney disbarred (access required)

Attorney: Dennis H. Sullivan Jr. Location: Wrightsville Beach Bar membership: Member since 1994 Disciplinary action: Disbarred on May 16 Background: Sullivan was suspended from the practice of law in 2012 for failing to file and pay state and federal income ...

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Cumberland Co. judge reprimanded (access required)


  A district court judge in Cumberland County has been publicly reprimanded by the North Carolina Supreme Court after a finding that her complaints about the local chief judge and some of her conduct in the courtroom were harmful to ...

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Charlotte’s Kryst crowned Miss USA (access required)

When Cheslie Kryst, an attorney with Poyner Spruill in Charlotte, spoke with Lawyers Weekly about her preparations to compete in the Miss USA pageant shortly before the competition, she said that her most intensive practice was going into preparing for ...

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Kill Devil Hills attorney suspended (access required)

Attorney: Charles D. Coppage Location: Kill Devil Hills Bar membership: Member since 1974 Disciplinary action: Suspended from the practice of law for two years on May 1. The suspension is stayed for two years so long as Coppage complies with ...

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Gastonia attorney suspended (access required)

Attorney: J. Brandon Graham Location: Gastonia Bar membership: Member since 2002 Disciplinary action: Suspended pending the disposition of all disciplinary proceedings against him on April 22. Background: Graham pleaded guilty to felony possession of methamphetamine on Oct. 1, 2018 in ...

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Greenville attorney suspended (access required)

Attorney: Frank A. Cassiano Jr. Location: Greenville Bar membership: Member since 1988 Disciplinary action: Suspended from the practice of law for five years on April 18. Background: Cassiano offered to buy two properties in Greenville from Edgar Cox, who wanted ...

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