THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Supreme Court
In the Matter of Tiffany Jane’ Brown, Respondent. Appellate Case No. 2023-000205
Opinion No. 28139
Submitted February 23, 2023 – Filed March 15, 2023
Interim Disciplinary Counsel Ericka M. Williams and Assistant Disciplinary Counsel Phylicia Y. Coleman, both of Columbia, for the Office of Disciplinary Counsel.
Tiffany Jane’ Brown, of Florence, Pro Se.
PER CURIAM: In this attorney disciplinary matter, Respondent and the Office of Disciplinary Counsel have entered into an Agreement for Discipline by Consent (Agreement) pursuant to Rule 21 of the Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement (RLDE) contained in Rule 413 of the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules (SCACR). In the Agreement, Respondent admits misconduct and consents to the imposition of a confidential admonition, a public reprimand, or a definite suspension of up to six months. We accept the Agreement and issue a public reprimand.
On July 12-13, 2022, during a trial before a family court judge (Judge), Respondent’s former client testified that her signature was not the signature purportedly sworn by notary seal on the financial declaration filed with the court. After the trial, Judge reviewed several cases currently pending before the court wherein Respondent was counsel of record. Of the cases reviewed, Judge observed at least four documents attested by either Respondent or her non-lawyer