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