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4.22.16 Disbarred [Out of State]

Photo Courtesy of the North Carolina State Bar

Karla W. Simon, Duke Law alum of 1972, filed an affidavit of surrender of license in April 2016.  Simon was convicted on November 3, 2014, of felony stalking in Massachusetts.  A little over a month later, Simon was also convicted of 29 counts of misdemeanor Violation of Harassment Prevention Order and 9 counts of felony Intimidate Witness/Juror/Police/Court Official in Massachusetts.  Simon’s convictions supports grounds for discipline showing professional unfitness under N.C. Gen. Stat. § 84-28(b), and as such the Council of the North Carolina State Bar accepted Simon’s tender of surrender of her license. Consequently, Karla Simon was disbarred on April 22, 2016, from the practice of law in North Carolina retroactively effective as of January 8, 2016, when the DHC entered the Interim Suspension Order.

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