07.25.14 Disbarment [Wake County]

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On July 25, 2014 Donald F. Lively was disbarred by the Council of the North Carolina State Bar. Based on an affidavit of surrender of license executed by Lively, the Council found that he knowingly and intentionally engaged in the unauthorized practice of law in North Carolina for at least two years after being administratively suspended. This included obtaining property under false pretenses by receiving fees or the legal work he performed and falsely representing his suspended status and/or knowledge of his suspended status to the court, other attorneys, clients, and third parties in violation of Rules 1.4(b), 3.3(a)(1), 4.1, 5.5(a), 8.4(b), 8.4(c), and 8.4(d).

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