On August 19, 2013, attorney George Rexford Gore pled guilty to “willful failure to discharge duties,” a misdemeanor. Gore received a 45-day suspended sentence, and the Superior Court of Brunswick County suspended his law license for six months. The order notes the State Bar’s intention to file a formal complaint against Gore.
The Chair of the Disciplinary Hearing Commission concluded that Gore’s conviction constitutes “a criminal offense showing professional unfitness” (see North Carolina Bar Administrative Rules, Subchapter B, .0103(17)). Per administrative rule .0115, such conviction permits the Chair of the Disciplinary Hearing Commission to enter a suspension, pending disposition of the disciplinary proceedings. On February 21, 2014, the Chair entered such an order. Gore’s law license is currently suspended until the conclusion of all disciplinary proceedings.
View the full disciplinary order below.