Tag Archives: attorney discipline

September 3, 2014 South Carolina Supreme Court

In the Matter of Mark Andrew Peper  Peper improperly administered an estate including failing to keep financial records and failed to properly prosecute a civil claim resulting in the statute of limitations running on the claim. He agreed to discipline … Continue reading

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August 13, 2014 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinions

In the Matter of Alma C. Defillo Defillo is licensed to practice law in Florida. She set an office in South Carolina and advertised her services without disclosing she is not licensed to practice law in South Carolina and limited … Continue reading

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July 30, 2014 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinions

State Accident Fund v South Carolina Second injury Fund (In re Adger) Accident Fund sought reimbursement from Injury Fund under South Carolina Code 42-9-400 arguing Adger’s preexisting diabetes resulted in higher medical expenses when he injured his knee on the … Continue reading

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July 16, 2014 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinions

In the Interest of Steven W. Steven W. challenged his delinquency adjudication arguing his right to jury trial was violated. The Court affirmed. It held there is no federal constitutional right to a jury in delinquency proceedings as the United … Continue reading

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July 2 2014 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinions

State v Wessinger The trail court found that Wessinger’s indecent exposure convictions were violent offenses for purposes of the sex offender civil commitment statute without holding a hearing with opportunity to cross examine witnesses. The Court affirmed holding that on … Continue reading

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June 18, 2014 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinions

In the Matter of Kristie Ann McAuley McAuley served as a deputy public defender. She represented defendants not eligible for representation by the public defender and accepted payment from one defendant. She agreed to discipline and the Court suspended her … Continue reading

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May 28, 2014 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinion

In the Matter of Bruce Robert Hoffman Hoffman improperly treated unearned fees as an earned retainer, failed to maintain records for his trust account and mingled trust funds with his operating funds. He consented to discipline up to a public … Continue reading

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April 9, 2014 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinions

Ex parte Shurling (In re State v Hackshaw) Shurling sought fees in excess of the statutory cap in indigent criminal cases. The circuit court approved her motion up to $15,000 without further approval of the court. After trial, Shurling submitted … Continue reading

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March 5, 2014 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinion

In the Matter of Phillip Earle Williams Williams in four cases improperly disbursed estate assets while serving as personal representative of the four estates. Many of these disbursements were to himself. He also failed to maintain bank records or obey … Continue reading

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January 15, 2014 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinions

In the Matter of Shana Denise Jones-Burgess In 11 cases, Jones-Burgess failed to communicate with clients, act diligently on the cases, failed to return unpaid fees, failed to return files, failed to communicate that she closed her practice and failed … Continue reading

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