4.1.16 Disbarred [Durham County]

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Tiffany Ashhurst has been a licensed lawyer in Durham since March of 1999.  Over the course of time, Ashhurst has violated the NC Rules of Professional Conduct because she failed to disburse entrusted client funds to the necessary parties, failed to respond to client requests for information of the status of disbursements, misappropriated entrust funds in excess of $62,000 by transferring these funds to her personal accounts, and misappropriated an additional $49,000 of entrusted funds for the benefit of the seller in a real estate transaction.  As such, Ashhurst violated Rules 1.4, 1.15, and 8.4 of the Rules of Professional Conduct. Consequently, she was disbarred on April 1, 2016, by the NC State Bar.

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