01.15.2014 Consent Order Transferring Member to Disability Inactive Status [Cumberland County]

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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.

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Tripp Huffstetler served as the Senior Ethics Staff Writer for the Campbell Law Observer. He is originally from Cherryville, North Carolina. In 2011, Tripp graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy as well as Political Science. During his undergraduate studies, Tripp spent summers assisting at a practice in his hometown of Cherryville. During law school he interned with the Hon. Kris Bailey, District Court Judge; Judge Paige Phillips, Wake County Magistrate; the Hon. Paul C. Ridgeway, Superior Court Judge; and the Wake County District Attorney's Office. He also assisted a local attorney in drafting a guide to interlocutory appeals, which will be published by the North Carolina Bar Association. Tripp graduated from Campbell Law School in May 2014.
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