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Mooresville attorney placed on interim suspension (access required)

Attorney: Brian R. Harwell Location: Mooresville Bar membership: Member since 2002 Disciplinary action: Suspended until conclusion of all disciplinary proceedings against him on Feb. 17 Background: Harwell pleaded guilty to felony possession of methamphetamine, misdemeanor harboring a fugitive, and misdemeanor ...

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Kings Mountain attorney disbarred (access required)

Attorney: Nikita V. Mackey Location: Charlotte (formerly of Kings Mountain) Bar membership: Member since 2003 Disciplinary action: Disbarred on Feb. 11 Background: In June 2020 Mackey pleaded guilty in Tennessee to the crimes of reckless endangerment, assault, and vandalism/malicious mischief. ...

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Durham attorney disbarred (access required)

Attorney: Tiffany Dawn Russell Location: Durham Bar membership: Member since 2008 Disciplinary action: Disbarred on Jan. 21 Background: On Jan. 20, Russell pleaded guilty to and was convicted of the federal felony offenses conspiracy to commit mail, wire, and financial ...

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High Point attorney disbarred (access required)

Attorney: Joshua Michael Reed Location: High Point Bar membership: Member since 2016 Disciplinary action: Disbarred on Jan. 21 Background: Reed pleaded guilty to and was convicted of the federal felony offense of attempted coercion or enticement of a minor in ...

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Hendersonville attorney disbarred (access required)

Attorney: H. Trade Elkins Location: Hendersonville Bar membership: Member since 2000 Disciplinary action: Disbarred on Feb. 3 Background: Elkins’ affidavit of surrender of law license, and the order disbarring him, simply says that there is a pending complaint against him ...

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Durham attorney reprimanded (Nov. 2021) (access required)

Attorney: Jerry B. Clayton Location: Durham Bar membership: Member since 1970 Disciplinary action: Reprimanded on Nov. 9, 2021 Background: A client paid Clayton a $15,000 flat fee to handle a criminal matter. When the client filed a petition for a ...

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Matthews attorney reprimanded (access required)

Attorney: Harry C. Marsh Location: Matthews Bar membership: Member since 2010 Disciplinary action: Reprimanded on Nov. 12, 2021 Background: While representing a tenant in a dispute with a landlord, Marsh exchanged emails with the landlord in which he made a ...

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Charlotte attorney reprimanded (Nov. 2021) (access required)

Attorney: Matthew P. Doyle Location: Charlotte Bar membership: Member since 2001 Disciplinary action: Reprimanded on Nov. 12, 2021 Background: After receiving emails from a fraudster posing as one of his firm’s clients, Doyle wired a disbursement payoff for a mortgage ...

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Carteret County judge reprimanded (access required)

Attorney: Andrew K. Wigmore Location: Emerald Isle Bar membership: Member since 1993 Disciplinary action: Reprimanded on May 14, 2021 Background: While Wigmore, who is now a district court judge, was still in private practice, he resolved a criminal matter on ...

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