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Arizona attorney suspended indefinitely in South Carolina

Attorney: Hoyt Shay Neal

Location: Phoenix, Arizona

Bar membership: Member since 2003

Disciplinary action: Suspended from the practice of law until further order on Sept. 20

Background: On Feb. 8 the Office of Disciplinary Counsel forwarded to the South Carolina Supreme Court an order of the Arizona Supreme Court, dated July 17, 2017, suspending Neal for two years from the practice of law in Arizona. (Neal was suspended for failure to pay bar dues.) Thereafter, the clerk of court sent Neal a letter which included a copy of the disciplinary action, giving him 30 days to inform the court of any claim that imposition of the identical discipline in South Carolina was not warranted. Neal did not respond, and as a result, the court placed Neal on interim suspension until he responds to the clerk’s letter.

Previous discipline: None

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