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Burlington attorney disbarred (access required)

Attorney: James M. Shelton Location: Burlington Bar membership: Member since 2003 Disciplinary action: Disbarred on April 20 Background: The state bar began an investigation into various matters including allegations that Shelton misappropriated more than $4,000 of entrusted client funds and ...

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Jacksonville attorney reprimanded (access required)

Attorney: Jeffrey S. Miller Location: Jacksonville Bar membership: Member since 1976 Disciplinary action: Reprimanded on March 2 Background: Miller represented a client who had a dispute with the client’s former attorney. Miller persuaded the client to agree that he would ...

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Durham attorney reprimanded (access required)

Attorney: Robert A. Garner IV Location: Durham Bar membership: Member since 2012 Disciplinary action: Reprimanded on Feb. 22 Background: Garner represented a client in connection with criminal charges brought against the client by a complainant. The client expressed concern to ...

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Charlotte attorney suspended (access required)

Attorney: Jeffrey D. Smith Location: Charlotte Bar membership: Member since 1982 Disciplinary action: A stay of Smith’s two-year suspension from the practice of law was lifted, and the suspension activated, on March 23 Background: Smith was suspended in September 2015, ...

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