In re: John Doe

Date: July 2005

Client was a lawyer subjected to a bar complaint by a former client.  The Supreme Court of Georgia found lawyer guilty of four ethics violations, two of which were serious and punishable by disbarment.  Lawyer was suspended from the practice of law for two years by the Supreme Court, Supreme Court agreed to reverse the suspension and remanded the bar complaint for further proceedings.  A trial before a Special Master was held.  The Special master agreed that suspension was inappropriate. The Special Master found two violations, both minor in nature, and found in favor of the lawyer on the other two more serious alleged violations.  A punishment of private reprimand was recommended by the Special Master.  Attorney was later subjected to private reprimate and allowed to keep his bar license.

Recommendation of private reprimand.