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Tag Archives: Bar Discipline

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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Lincolnton attorney reprimanded (access required)

Attorney: John O. Lafferty Jr. Location: Lincolnton Bar membership: Member since 1972 Disciplinary action: Reprimanded on May 14 Background: Lafferty failed to timely respond to the state bar’s letters of notice of two grievances filed against him. The investigation into ...

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Raleigh attorney suspended (access required)

Attorney: Gladys Nicole Clayton Location: Raleigh Bar membership: Member since 2005 Disciplinary action: Suspended from the practice of law for four years on May 21. After six months, Clayton may apply for a stay of the remaining portion of the ...

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Colorado attorney disbarred (access required)

Attorney: Philip M. Kleinsmith Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado Bar membership: Member since 2004 (Inactive) Disciplinary action: Disbarred as an imposition of reciprocal discipline on Feb. 22 Background: Kleinsmith was disbarred in Colorado after a hearing panel determined that he billed ...

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