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Attorneys – Discipline – Suspension – Communication & Diligence

When the respondent-attorney moved his office, he failed to adequately communicate with his clients; he also failed to diligently pursue some of their cases or to refund the unearned portions of some of their retainers. Respondent also failed adequately to communicate or cooperate with the Office of Disciplinary Counsel.

The court accepts the agreement for discipline by consent entered into by respondent and the ODC. Respondent is suspended from the practice of law for three years, retroactive to the date of his interim suspension, June 24, 2016.


(Hearn, J.) I would impose a nine-month suspension, retroactive to June 24, 2016.

In re Durban (Lawyers Weekly No. 010-079-18, 10 pp.) (Per Curiam) (Kaye Hearn, J., dissenting) John Nichols and Julie Martino for ODC; Frampton Durban Jr., pro se. S.C. S. Ct.


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