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In re McCarthy

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Date Filed: 01-16-2014
Case #: S060882
Per Curiam
Full Text Opinion: http://www.publications.ojd.state.or.us/docs/S060882.pdf

Professional Responsibility: A 90-day suspension from the practice of law is an appropriate sanction for an attorney who has been found to have knowingly violated RPC 1.1, RPC 1.4(a), RPC 1.4(b), RPC 1.15-1(c).

Attorney appealed disciplinary proceeding ruling that he violated the following Rules of Professional Conduct: RPC 1.1, RPC 1.4(a), RPC 1.4(b), and RPC 1.15-1(c).  The trial panel sanctioned the attorney and imposed a 90-day suspension during which time he could not practice law.  The accused attorney appealed the decision under BR 10.3.  The standard of review applied in this case was de novo.  The Court held that the accused knowingly violated all four Rules of Professional Conduct, and that the 90 -day suspension was appropriate.  The Court declined to give an explanation of the facts or explain how the law applied to those facts.  Affirmed