10.03.2013 Consent Order of Disbarment [Mecklenburg County]

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On October 2, 2013, Matthew Jeffrey Lester submitted an “Affidavit of Surrender of Law License” in the Superior Court of Wake County, North Carolina.  Mr. Lester’s voluntary resignation was preceded by a pending investigation concerning allegations that he misappropriated client funds.  These included funds that were necessary to pay off a seller’s mortgage, as well as other money from Mr. Lester’s real estate trust account.

Pursuant to Mr. Lester’s voluntary resignation, the North Carolina State Bar entered a consent order of disbarment on October 3, 2013.

View the full disciplinary order here

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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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