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Newton attorney disbarred (access required)

Attorney: Carson W. Freeman Location: Newton Bar membership: Member since 2012 Disciplinary action: Disbarred on Aug. 30 Background: Freeman misappropriated funds from at least five clients, and in multiple additional instances misappropriated entrusted funds through unattributed transfers and withdrawals, or ...

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Wilmington attorney suspended again (access required)

Attorney: Thomas S. Hicks Location: Wilmington Bar membership: Member since 1980 Disciplinary action: Suspended from the practice of law for three years on Aug. 23. The suspension is effective immediately upon the expiration of Hicks’ current five-year suspension. Background: In ...

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Rockingham attorney suspended (access required)

Attorney: Joseph Eric Altman Location: Rockingham Bar membership: Member since 2001 Disciplinary action: Suspended from the practice of law for two years on Aug. 23. The suspension is stayed for three years so long as Altman complies with certain conditions. ...

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Gastonia attorney reprimanded (access required)

Attorney: Sean T. Dillenbeck Location: Gastonia Bar membership: Member since 2009 Disciplinary action: Reprimanded on May 14 Background: Dillenbeck represented a homeowners’ association in a district court civil case in Mecklenburg County. The defendant’s counsel sent Dillenbeck an email on ...

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