10.20.2015 Disbarment [Wake County]

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L.J. Blackwood, II, was disbarred from the practice of law on October 20, 2015, when he was found to have misappropriated at least $87,938.38 of entrusted client funds.  Blackwood has been ordered to reimburse all misappropriated funds in the full amounts and to the recipients determined by the Disciplinary Hearing Commission before he is considered for reinstatement.  Further, Blackwood has been ordered to return all client files upon their request, and to provide the State Bar with contact information for clients seeking the return of files.  Blackwood resigned, admitting that if disciplinary charges were filed, he would not be able to successfully defend against them.

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