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August 2012

By order of August 29 the Court imposed a public reprimand (with additional conditions) on Lawrence J. Purvis Jr. for misconduct which involved improper notarization of witness affidavits and presentation of those affidavits to the court.

By order of August 29 the Court imposed a public reprimand (with additional conditions) on Christopher Lance Sheek for misconduct including failure to act with reasonable promptness, representation of clients with a concurrent conflict of interest and failure to timely return a client’s file, resulting in prejudice to the client.

By order of August 29 the Court disbarred William Ashley Boyd (retroactive to July 14, 2011) for misconduct including failure to notify clients of his suspension from the practice of law, practicing law while under suspension and falsely identifying himself as another Bar member to the Workers’ Compensation Commission, the Bar and opposing parties.

By order of
August 15 the Court publicly reprimanded (with additional conditions) William Koatesworth Swope for misconduct including failure to punctually communicate with clients and failure to respond in a timely manner to a Court clerk and to the Office of Disciplinary Counsel.

By order of
August 1 the Court publicly reprimanded Charles Thomas Brooks III (with additional conditions) for misconduct which included overbilling the S.C. Commission on Indigent Defense.

By order of
August 1 the Court disbarred Robert E. Hemingway Sr. (retroactive to January 10, 2006) for misconduct which included willful violation of another state’s court order, failure to perform monthly reconciliations of his trust accounts, improper disbursement of estate funds, and failure to timely and properly close an estate.

By order of
August 1 the Court disbarred George E. Lafaye III (retroactive to April 21, 2011) for misconduct which included failing to disclose the existence of a second trust account to the Office of Disciplinary Counsel, misappropriating fees from trust accounts and making false representations to the Office of Disciplinary Counsel.

By order of
August 1 the Court imposed a one year suspension on George Thomas Samaha III for misconduct including charging excessive fees, failing to cooperate during probate court proceedings, making a false statement under oath and engaging in a conflict of interest.