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October 2011

By order of October 24 the Court imposed a public reprimand (with additional conditions) on Michael Langford Brown Jr. for misconduct which resulted in a guilty plea to resisting arrest. The conditions include compliance with the contract with Lawyers Helping Lawyers.



By order of October 24 the Court imposed a 60 day suspension on Thomas Maurice Gagne for misconduct which included a person in his office endorsing a settlement check without the client's express authority to do so, contacting former clients who had selected an associate who left the firm to handle their matters and assigning his paralegal to attend a deposition (leaving the initial appearance that the paralegal was a licensed lawyer in the firm).



By order of October 24 the Court disbarred Amanda Graham Steinmeyer (retroactive to December 2, 2010) for misconduct which included depositing a settlement in her personal account rather than the law firm trust account, having insufficient funds in her trust account, failing to maintain required records, providing false testimony to the Office of Disciplinary Counsel, paying non-client related expenses from a trust account, endorsing a client's name on a State Accident Fund check without the client's knowledge, pleading guilty to driving under the influence and completing PTI on other charges and failing to file an action in a dispute between neighbors.

By order of October 10 the Court disbarred John W. Harte Jr. (retroactive to Sept. 22, 2009) for misconduct which resulted in a guilty plea to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and money laundering.



By order of October 10 the Court imposed a 90 day suspension (with additional conditions) on Richard M. Lovelace Jr. for misconduct which involved slapping a defendant prior to beginning a deposition.



By order of October 10 the Court imposed a nine month suspension (with additional conditions) on Efia Nwangaza for misconduct which included failing to maintain contemporaneous time records in matters, billing for matters not contemplated in a fee agreement, failing to maintain proper trust account records and signing a client's name in a verification without the client's permission, then notarizing the signature.



By order of October 10 the Court imposed a two year suspension (with additional conditions) on Brian Charles Reeve for misconduct which included failing to keep his address current with the Bar, failing to adequately communicate with a client, failing to ensure a client file was returned and failing to respond to a notice of disciplinary investigation.

By order of October 5 the Court placed Terry Lance Carter on interim suspension.



By order of October 3 the Court reinstated Michael Davis Moore to the practice of law.