The disciplinary order notes that Thomas H. Clements “currently suffers from alcoholism, severe depression, and anxiety which significantly impair his professional performance, judgment, and competence as an attorney.” Both the State Bar and Clements consented to the order, which transfers Clements to disability inactive status. More information on disability proceedings is available Subchapter B, Rule .0118 of the North Carolina State Bar Administrative Rules.
The effect of the transfer to disability inactive status is to stay pending grievances against Clements. Clements may return to active status by following the procedures set forth in Subchapter B, Rule .0125(c) of the administrative rules.
View the full consent order below.