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Spartanburg attorney reprimanded

Attorney: Michael Demorris Brown

Location: Spartanburg

Bar membership: Member since 2002

Disciplinary action: Publicly reprimanded on Dec. 5

Background: The complaint against Brown stemmed from his late responses to initial inquiries in ten disciplinary investigations. Brown said that his late responses were due to internal mail delivery problems in the business center where he works and that these problems resulted in delays in receiving mail from ODC. The ODC noted that Brown had previously received a confidential admonition for similar conduct and took remedial steps to ensure the internal mail problems did not occur again, but the problems resurfaced. Brown acknowledged it is his responsibility to make sure he receives his mail in a timely manner. Additionally, Brown admitted that he failed to communicate with his clients in a timely manner because of staffing issues, but said that he has corrected these issues. The ODC’s investigation did not show any additional misconduct relating to the underlying matters.

Previous discipline: None

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