10.03.13 Consent Order of Suspension [Guilford County]

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On March 8, 2013, the Disciplinary Hearing Commission entered an order of discipline suspending Wilbur L. Linton, Jr., for two years.  That suspension was stayed for three years, however, contingent on Mr. Linton’s compliance with various conditions imposed by the order.  The original matter was before the Commission due to Mr. Linton’s failure to monitor his trust account adequately and his failure to maintain required trust account records.   At the October hearing, the Commission found that Mr. Linton had violated the conditions of his stayed suspension by (1) failing to reimburse his trust account for all improperly disbursed funds; (2) failing to disburse all identified funds in his trust account to the rightful owners of such funds; (3) failing to provide the Office of Counsel with compliance documentation; and (4) failing to retain a CPA to audit his trust account in order to ascertain compliance.

Based on Mr. Linton’s failure to comply with the terms of the stayed suspension entered in March, the Hearing Panel lifted the stay of the two-year suspension and activated that suspension.

View the full disciplinary order here

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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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