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Columbia attorney disbarred (access required)

Attorney: Fulton Casey Dale Cornwell Location: Columbia Bar membership: Member since 2005 Disciplinary action: Disbarred on Feb. 27 Background: Cornwell’s order of disbarment notes 12 separate matters, mostly related to his work representing clients in post-conviction relief matters. In November ...

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Hardeeville judge placed on interim suspension (access required)

Atiya Shawtel Johnson, a municipal court judge in Hardeeville and Ridgeland and a ministerial recorder/clerk of court in Hardeeville, was indicted by a federal grand jury on four counts of making a materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation in a matter within the jurisdiction of the executive branch of the government of the United States.

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Spartanburg attorney reprimanded (access required)

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 ...

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Conway attorney resigns in lieu of discipline (access required)

Attorney: Jarrett Skipper Calder Location: Conway Bar membership: Member since 2012 Disciplinary action: Resigned in lieu of discipline Nov. 29 Background: In light of Calder’s “serious misconduct which demonstrates an unfitness to practice law,” the South Carolina Supreme Court granted ...

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