Among other things, respondent failed to (1) communicate with his clients, the Office of Disciplinary Counsel, or this court; (2) diligently represent his clients; and (3) maintain accurate records for his trust account. Respondent admits that he violated several provisions of the Rules of Professional Conduct: Rule 1.1 (competence); Rule 1.3 (diligence); Rule 1.4 (communication); Rule 1.5 (fees); Rule 1.15(a) (safeguarding client property); Rule 1.15(b) (commingling funds); Rule 1.15(c) (keeping of unearned legal fees in trust account); Rule 1.16 (declining or terminating representation); Rule 3.3(a) (making a false statement of fact or law to a tribunal or failing to correct a false statement of material fact or law previously made to the tribunal by the lawyer); Rule 3.4(c) (disobeying an obligation under the rules of a tribunal); Rule 8.1(a) (knowingly making a false statement of material fact in connection with a disciplinary investigation); Rule 8.1(b) (failing to respond to a demand for information from a disciplinary authority); Rule 8.4(a) (violating the Rules of Professional Conduct); and Rule 8.4(e) (engaging in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice).
Respondent is disbarred.
In re Cornwell (Lawyers Weekly No. 010-009-19, 6 pp.) (Per curiam) John Nichols and Ericka McCants Williams for the ODC; Fulton Casey Dale Cornwell, pro se. S.C. S. Ct.