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Author Archives: David Donovan

All doughnut hole and no doughnuts (access required)

One of the great ironies of our justice system is that arbitration clauses are inserted into contracts ostensibly to keep any subsequent disputes out of litigation, but the clauses are themselves frequently and ferociously litigated. Sometimes these arguments over arbitration ...

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Beaufort attorney suspended indefinitely (access required)

Attorney: Cory Howerton Fleming Location: Beaufort Bar membership: Member since 1994 Disciplinary action: Suspended from the practice of law until further order on Oct. 8 Background: The Office of Disciplinary Counsel asked the Supreme Court to place Fleming on interim ...

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Spartanburg attorney publicly reprimanded (access required)

Attorney: Kenneth Philip Shabel Location: Spartanburg Bar membership: Member since 1998 Disciplinary action: Publicly reprimanded on Sept. 22 Background: Shabel represented a client in a criminal matter on a flat-fee basis. The flat-fee agreement was not in writing as required. ...

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Spartanburg attorney suspended for four months (access required)

Attorney: Shawn M. Campbell Location: Spartanburg Bar membership: Member since 2001 Disciplinary action: Suspended from the practice of law for four months on Sept. 22 Background: Prior to 2017, Campbell abdicated his responsibility for managing his law firm’s trust account ...

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Greenville attorney suspended for one year (access required)

Attorney: Christopher Lance Sheek Location: Greenville Bar membership: Member since 1992 Disciplinary action: Suspended from the practice of law for one year on Sept. 22 Background: Sheek’s conduct in two cases before the South Carolina Court of Appeals demonstrated a ...

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Hampton attorney suspended indefinitely (access required)

Attorney: Richard Alexander Murdaugh Location: Hampton Bar membership: Member since 1994 Disciplinary action: Suspended from the practice of law until further order on Sept. 8 Background: The Office of Disciplinary Counsel asked the Supreme Court to place Murdaugh on interim ...

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