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4.22.16 Disbarred [Out of State]

May 2, 2016

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 ...[Continue Reading]

4.22.16 Disbarred [Wake County]

May 2, 2016

Jack B. Styles filed an affidavit of surrender of license in April 2016.  Based on the affidavit, Styles misappropriated funds entrusted to him in violation of Rule 8.4(b) (criminal act reflecting dishonesty), Rule 8.4(c) (conduct of fraud), and Rule 1.15-2(j) (using entrusted client property for ...[Continue Reading]

4.12.16 Disbarred [New Hanover County]

May 2, 2016

Hugh McManus, a Wilmington lawyer, was disbarred on April 12, 2016, for professional misconduct. The Disciplinary Hearing Commission of the NC State Bar found that McManus committed misconduct for failing to make disbursements to/on behalf of his clients’ estates (violating Rule 1.15-2(m)), ...[Continue Reading]

4.1.16 Disbarred [Durham County]

May 2, 2016

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 ...[Continue Reading]

3.31.16 Disability Inactive [Haywood County]

May 2, 2016

The Senior Resident Superior Court Judge of the 30B Judicial District transferred Brad Harrison Ferguson to disability inactive status and thereby preventing him from practicing law in North Carolina until reinstated by the Court.  Ferguson was transferred under N.C. Gen. Stat. § 84-28(g) & ...[Continue Reading]

3.30.16 Suspension [New Hanover County]

May 2, 2016

Thomas S. Hicks was suspended for five years with the possibility of stay after eighteen months of the suspension. Hicks, a Wilmington lawyer, was found in violation of the North Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct.  Hicks failed to get signed written informed consent from clients he ...[Continue Reading]
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