02.21.2014 Consent Order of Interim Suspension [Brunswick County]

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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.

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About Tripp Huffstetler, Senior Staff Writer (57 Articles)
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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