Maine Bar Discipline, Bar Admission, and Judicial Discipline Decisions

These decisions are orders of a single justice sitting as a trial judge in matters regarding the discipline of attorneys and judges and the protection of clients of deceased and disabled attorneys. They are not appellate decisions. If the decision of a single justice is appealed to the entire Supreme Judicial Court sitting as the Law Court, the resulting opinion is published on the Law Court opinions page.

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Decisions by year

Chronological Lists of Decisions

 

2014
Docket # Case Date Signed or Issued
Bar-13-4 In re John D. Griffin
Order Approving Second Status Report of Limited Receiver
January 8, 2014
Bar-13-18 Overseers v. Kirk Y. Griffin
Order of Suspension
January 13, 2014
Bar-13-17 Overseers v. Scott David Giese
Order of Suspension
See also order of January 15, 2014
January 13, 2014
Bar-13-17 Overseers v. Scott David Giese
Monitoring Order
See also order of January 13, 2014
January 15, 2014
Bar-13-13 Overseers v. Matthew E. Clark
Order of Suspension
January 27, 2014
Bar-13-11 Overseers v. Charles T. Ferris
Findings, Conclusions and Order
January 31, 2014
Bar-13-11 Overseers v. Charles T. Ferris
Order on Reconsideration
February 24, 2014
Bar-13-14 Overseers v. Julie Court Molloy
Order of Reciprocal Discipline
February 28, 2014
Bar-14-2 Overseers v. Jonathan H. Steinman
Order of Resignation
March 10, 2014
Bar-14-4 In re Caroline J. Gardiner
Order for Appointment of Limited Receiver
March 25, 2014
Bar-13-6 Overseers v. Ronald E Hoffman
Order of Resignation
April 17, 2014
Bar-13-17 In re Scott D. Giese
Order for Appointment of Limited Receiver
April 22, 2014
Bar-14-7 In re Christopher G. Limberis
Order for Appointment of Proxy
April 23, 2014


2013
Docket # Case Date Signed or Issued
Bar-12-13 Petition of David G. Coolidge for Reinstatement to the Bar
Order of Reinstatement
January 3, 2013
Bar-12-3 Overseers v. Carolyn Asquith
Order of suspension
January 8, 2013
Bar-13-2 Overseers v. Richard D. Violette
Order of suspension
January 29, 2013
Bar-12-10 Overseers v. George F. Leahy
Order Dismissing Petition for Reinstatement as Moot
February 6, 2013
Bar-13-1 In re Peter T. Dawson
Order for Appointment of Receiver
February 7, 2013
Bar-13-4 In re John D. Griffin
Order for Appointment of Limited Receiver
March 18, 2013
Bar-13-7 Overseers v. Jay H. Otis
Order of Suspension
See also order of December 23, 2013
March 26, 2013
Bar-13-7 Overseers v. Jay H. Otis
Order for Appointment of Receiver
See also order of April 11, 2013
April 4, 2013
Bar-13-7 Overseers v. Jay H. Otis
Order [additional terms for appointment of receiver]
See also order of April 4, 2013
April 11, 2013
Bar-12-14 F. Lee Bailey v. Board of Bar Examiners
Findings, Conclusions, and Order
[application for admission to the bar]
See also Order on Reconsideration dated June 7, 2013
and Order on Motion for Findings dated June 13, 2013
April 18, 2013
Bar-13-5 Overseers v. Carol J. Webb
Order [imposing public reprimand]
May 9, 2013
Bar-11-20 Overseers v. Suzanne Dwyer-Jones
Decision and Order of Suspension
See also Corrected Decision dated July 19, 2013
May 23, 2013
Bar-12-14 F. Lee Bailey v. Board of Bar Examiners
Order on Reconsideration
June 7, 2013
Bar-12-14 F. Lee Bailey v. Board of Bar Examiners
Order on Motion for Findings
June 13, 2013
Bar-12-7 In re Ronald Caron
Order Discharge of Receiver
July 9, 2013
Bar-13-10 Overseers v. Mary Kellett
Judgment
July 16, 2013
Bar-11-11 Overseers v. David E. Hunt
Order of Suspension
July 18, 2013
Bar-11-20 Overseers v. Suzanne Dwyer-Jones
Corrected Decision and Order of Suspension
July 19, 2013
Bar-11-15 In re Warren Turner
Order discharging receiver
September 10, 2013
Bar-11-15 In re Warren Turner
Amended order discharging receiver
September 20, 2013
Bar-13-6 Overseers v. Ron E. Hoffman
Order & Decision
September 30, 2013
Bar-13-2 Overseers v. Richard D. Violette
Order [Approving] Resignation
October 2, 2013
Bar-13-3 Overseers v. Keri J. Marshall
Order of Reciprocal Discipline
October 16, 2013
Bar-12-3 Overseers v. Carolyn Asquith
Order Discharging Receiver
Octobder 17, 2013
Bar-13-9 Overseers v. Charles R. Bean
Order of Resignation
October 29, 2013
Bar-13-15 Overseers v. Bruce M. Cormier
Order of Suspension
November 19, 2013
Bar-13-15 Overseers v. Charles Perrault
Order [Imposing Reciprocal Discipline]
November 21, 2013
Bar-12-11 In re Daniel W. Bates, Esq.
Order--Discharge of Receiver
November 21, 2013
Bar-13-24 In re Timothy M. Concannon
Order for Appointment of Limited Receiver
December 2, 2013
Bar-13-20 Overseers v. William B. Cote
Interim Order of Suspension
December 3, 2013
Bar-13-20 In re William B. Cote
Order for Appointment of Proxy
December 4, 2013
Bar-13-24 Overseers v. Timothy M. Concannon
Order of Suspension
December 9, 2013
Bar-13-23 Overseers v. William L. Dawson Jr.
Consent Order [imposing conditions]
December 16, 2013
Bar-13-7 Overseers v. Jay H. Otis
Order of Suspension
December 23, 2013


2012
Docket # Case Date Signed or Issued
Bar 11-16 Overseers v. Benjmain Y. Agress
Order accepting resignation
January 24, 2012
Bar-10-11 Overseers v. David E. Warren, James T. Kilbreth, III, Eric D. Altholz, Mark K. Googins, Roger A. Clement, Jr. and Juliet T. Browne
Order on sanctions after remand
February 24, 2012
Bar-11-12 Overseers v. Eric B. Cote
Decision and Order
March 23, 2012
Bar-11-18 Overseers v. Miklos M. Pongratz
Order
April 9, 2012
Bar-11-8 Overseers v. Christopher M. Uhl
Order of Suspension
April 20, 2012
Bar-11-14 Robert Weinberg v. Board of Bar Examiners
Judgment
May 7, 2012
Bar-11-19 Overseers v. Christopher J. Whalley
Decision and Order
May 17, 2012
Bar-11-21 Overseers v. Michael M. McAleer
Decision and Order
June 14, 2012
Bar-12-3 Overseers v. Carolyn M. Asquith
Temporary Suspension Order
July 9, 2012
Bar-11-11 Overseers v. David E. Hunt
Order on Receiver's Petition [for payment of fees]
July 26, 2012
Bar-12-6 In re Judith W. Thornton
Order for Appointment of LImited Receiver
See also order of December 14, 2012
August 6, 2012
Bar-12-8 In re Georege P. Kesaris
Order for Appointment of Receiver
August 23, 2012
Bar-12-5 Petition of Robert C. Tommasino for Reinstatement to the Bar
Order of reinstatement
September 4, 2012
Bar-12-11 In re Daniel W. Bates, Esq.
Order appointing receiver of deceased attorney's practice
November 27, 2012
Bar-12-6 In re Judith W. Thornton
Order discharging receiver
December 14, 2012
Bar-12-12 Petition of Laury E. Bowman for Reinstatement to the Bar
Order of reinstatement
December 28, 2012
Bar-06-5 Overseers v. Frank B. Walker
Order dismissing motion for contempt
December 31, 2012

2011
Docket # Case Date Signed or Issued
Bar 10-9 Overseers v. Anita M. Volpe (Final Order indicating requirements were met to avoid suspension) January 13, 2011
Bar 10-6 Overseers v. Thomas M. Mangan (Order on Petition) April 11, 2011
Bar-11-6 Overseers v. Richard F. van Antwerp July 26, 2011
Bar-11-8 Overseers v. Christopher M. Uhl August 9, 2011
Bar-11-4 Overseers v. Mary Notaris August 16, 2011
Bar-11-11 In re David E. Hunt August 18, 2011
Bar-11-7 Overseers v. Robert B. Pomeroy August 19, 2011
Bar-11-2 Overssers v. James M. Cameron August 29, 2011
Bar-11-10 Overseers v. Philip L. Ingeneri September 21, 2011
Jud-11-1 In the Matter of Lyman L. Holmes
(2011 ME 119)
December 1, 2011

2010
Docket # Case Date Signed
Bar 09-7 Overseers of the Bar v. Richard K. Dubois December 28, 2009
Bar-09-8 Overseers of the Bar v. Kathleen T. O'Boyle February 5, 2010
Bar-09-12 Overseers of the Bar v. Patrick Hunt (Decision) January 29, 2010
Bar-09-12 Overseers of the Bar v. Patrick Hunt (Order) March 12, 2010
Bar-09-12 Overseers of the Bar v. Patrick Hunt (Order) March 12, 2010
Bar-09-11 Overseers v. Paul L. Letourneau (Order) March 25, 2010
Bar-09-14 Overseers v. Miklos M. Pongratz April 8, 2010
Bar-09-13 (Bar-02-5) Charles G. Williams III v. Board of Overseers of the Bar May 10, 2010
Bar-09-14 Overseers v. Miklos M. Pongratz (Sanction) June 8, 2010
Bar-10-7 Overseers v. Joseph A. Ritzo June 24, 2010
Bar-09-9 Overseers v. Stephen M. Brett (Sanction) July 13, 2010
Bar-10-9 Overseers v. Anita M. Volpe August 10, 2010
Bar-08-4/Bar-08-10 Overseers v. Seth T. Carey (Reinstatement Order) August 12, 2010
Bar-10-10 Overseers v. Joseph A. Troiano August 17, 2010
Bar-10-2 Overseers v. Michael I. Montembeau (Order on Petition for Reinstatement) September 13, 2010
Bar-10-12 Overseers v. Bernard L. Watson (Order of Suspension) October 18, 2010
Bar-10-13 Overseers v. Andrew J. Doukas (Decision and Order) November 30, 2010
Bar-10-13 Overseers v. Andrew J. Doukas (Amended Decision and Order) December 2, 2010
Bar-10-5 Overseers v. Michael J. Waxman (Findings, Conclusions, and Order) December 2, 2010
Bar-10-11 Overseers v. David E. Warren, James T. Kilbreth, III, Eric D. Altholz, Mark K. Googins, Roger A. Clement, Jr. and Juliet T. Browne ( Findings, Conclusions and Order) December 29, 2010

2009
Docket # Case Date Signed
Bar 08-04 Overseers of the Bar v. Seth T. Carey February 12, 2009
Bar 08-06 Overseers of the Bar v. Franklin A. Poe February 9, 2009
Bar 09-1 Overseers of the Bar v. David N. Fisher Jr. March 10, 2009
Bar-09-11

Overseers of the Bar v. Paul L. Letourneau (Order and Decision)

September 25, 2009
Bar 08-10 Overseers of the Bar v. Seth T. Carey October 6, 2009
Bar 09-10 Overseers of the Bar v. Michael I. Montembeau October 6, 2009
Bar-09-4 Overseers of the Bar v. Marsha Weeks Traill October 16, 2009

2008 (Please note that the following orders are in PDF format only)
Docket # Case Date Signed
Bar 07-2 Overseers of the Bar v. Jeffrey J. Clark January 24, 2008
Bar 07-2 Overseers of the Bar v. Jeffrey J. Clark March 5, 2008
Bar-08-3 Overseers of the Bar v. John D. Duncan July 8, 2008
Bar-08-7 Overseers of the Bar v. Brian Condon, Jr. October 31, 2008
Bar-08-2 Overseers of the Bar v. Jennifer R. Raymond November 3, 2008
Bar-08-5 Overseers of the Bar v. Calvin E. True December 2, 2008
Bar-08-9 Overseers of the Bar v. Christopher J. Whalley December 10, 2008
Bar-07-10 Overseers of the Bar v. Gordon Ayer December 17, 2008

2007
Docket # Case Date Signed
Bar 99-5 Overseers of the Bar v. Thomas M. Mangan (PDF) January 26, 2007
Bar 06-3 Overseers of the Bar v. Brian D. Condon, Jr. (PDF)  May 31, 2007
Bar-07-4 Overseers of the Bar v. Daniel Crawling Bear Harayda (PDF)  July 12, 2007
Bar 06-4 Overseers of the Bar v. Patricia Danisinka-Washburn (PDF) July 5, 2007
Bar 06-4  Overseers of the Bar v. Patricia Danisinka-Washburn (PDF) August 9, 2007
Bar 07-6 Overseers of the Bar v. Valeriano Diviacchi (PDF) October 16, 2007
Bar 04-7  Overseers of the Bar v. Richard B. Slosberg (PDF) November 16, 2007
Bar 07-7 Overseers of the Bar v. Christopher J. Whalley (PDF) October 31, 2007
Bar 07-1 Andrew Nicholson v. Board of Bar Examiners (PDF) December 6, 2007


2006
Docket # Case Date Signed
Bar 05-03 Overseers of the Bar v. Robert M.A. Nadeau March 2, 2006
Bar 05-10 Overseers of the Bar v. J. Michael Huston May 5, 2006
Bar 06-1  Overseers of the Bar v. Stephen M. Brett  May 11, 2006
Bar 05-8 Overseers of the Bar v. Thomas R. Acker June 8, 2006
Bar 05-9 Overseers of the Bar v. Gary H. Reine June 16, 2006
Bar 06-1 Overseers of the Bar v. Stephen M. Brett  June 20, 2006
Bar 04-9  Overseers of the Bar v. Warren M. Turner July 27, 2006 
Bar 05-8 Overseers of the Bar v. Thomas R. Acker September 22, 2006
Bar 06-3 Overseers of the Bar v. Brian D. Condon, Jr. December 27, 2006

2005
Docket # Case Date Signed
Bar 04-7 Overseers of the Bar v. Richard B. Slosberg February 22, 2005
Bar 04-5  Overseers of the Bar v. Thomas F. Adams March 15, 2005
Bar 04-4  Overseers of the Bar v. Richard G. Cervizzi April 4, 2005
Bar 04-11 Overseers of the Bar v. Christopher J. Whalley July 19, 2005

2004
Docket # Case Date Signed
Bar-02-5  Overseers of the Bar v. Charles G. Williams III  April 7, 2004
Bar-03-6 Overseers of the Bar v. Philip L. Ingeneri May 17, 2004
Bar-04-6 Overseers of the Bar v. Lunsford Dole Phillips   July 27, 2004
Bar-04-8 Overseers of the Bar v. William J. Smith August 5, 2004
Bar 03-8  Overseers of the Bar v. Laurie Anne Miller  August 23, 2004
Bar 04-1 Overseers of the Bar v. John P. Frankenfield  September 2, 2004
Bar 03-7  Overseers of the Bar v. William S. Wilson, Jr. September 15, 2004

2003
Docket # Case Date Signed
Bar-03-3 Overseers of the Bar v. Christopher J. Whalley September 5, 2003
Bar-03-4  Overseers of the Bar v. Patricia Danisinka-Washburn September 26, 2003
Bar-03-5  Overseers of the Bar v. Albert Ira Gould October 27, 2003

2002
Docket # Case Date Signed
Bar-02-1 Overseers of the Bar v. Guy P. Seaberg February 26, 2002
Bar-92-14 Overseers of the Bar v. Stephen W. Devine March 11, 2002
Bar-91-18
Overseers of the Bar v. James A. Brunelle March 13, 2002
Bar-01-7 Overseers of the Bar v. Jeffrey J. Fairbanks March 26, 2002
Bar-02-2 Overseers of the Bar v. Joseph F. Holman April 22, 2002
Bar-01-5 Overseers of the Bar v. James P. Boone May 14, 2002
Bar-02-3 Overseers of the Bar v. Joseph R. Hunt May 14, 2002
Bar-01-8 Overseers of the Bar v. Brian E. Swales May 21, 2002
Bar-00-6 Overseers of the Bar v. Ronald L. Bishop  June 6, 2002
Bar-87-1 Overseers of the Bar v. Jeffrey Pickering June 25, 2002
Bar-02-6 Overseers of the Bar v. Francis P. Daughan July 9, 2002
Bar-02-04 Overseers of the Bar v. Julio V. DeSanctis October 21, 2002
Bar-01-6 Overseers of the Bar v. Ralph W. Brown October 25, 2002
Bar-01-04  Overseers of the Bar v. Lenore Anderson f/k/a Lenore Grant  November 12, 2002
Bar-02-7  Overseers of the Bar v. Richard B. Slosberg November 21, 2002
2001
Docket # Case Date Signed
Bar-00-3 Board of Overseers v. L. John Castner January 5, 2001
Bar-98-4 Board of Overseers v. Albert P.C. Lefebvre January 24, 2001
Bar-00-6
Board of Overseers v. Ronald L. Bishop February 7, 2001
Bar-00-4 Board of Overseers v. Earle S. Tyler Jr. February 22, 2001
Bar-99-5 Overseers v. Mangan (post-judgment motions) February 27, 2001
Bar-99-5 Overseers v. Mangan (motion for relief from judgment) April 19, 2001
Bar-01-1 Board of Overseers v. Richard A. Lord July 10, 2001
Bar-01-3 Board of Overseers v. E. Chris L'Hommedieu October 23, 2001


2000
Docket # Case Date Signed
Bar-99-5 Board of Overseers of the Bar v. Thomas M. Mangan (findings) February 28, 2000
Bar-99-5 Board of Overseers of the Bar v. Thomas M. Mangan (sanction) March 10, 2000
Bar-99-6 Board of Overseers of the Bar v. Karen M. Burke September 15, 2000
Bar-00-2 Board of Overseers of the Bar v. Peter A. Anderson May 23, 2000