08.15.2014 Suspension [Mecklenburg County]

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Conan L. Schwilm was suspended for two years by the North Carolina State Bar on August 15, 2015.  Schwilm has sexual relations with a client while still representing her in violation of Rule 1.19(a), remained involved in her legal matters as a violation of Rule 1.7(a)(2), failed to withdraw from represent her in violation of Rule 1.16(a)(1), and being dishonest in trying to hide his representation of her in violation of Rule 8.4(c).

Additionally, Schwilm previously received admonitions from the State Bar in 2001 and 2003 for falsely advertising as a specialist in a telephone directory, and improperly handling a client’s bankruptcy case.  Due to the seriousness and potential harm warranted by Schwilm’s misconduct, the State Bar decided that a censure, reprimand, or admonition would be insufficient.

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