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Taylors attorney disbarred (access required)

Attorney: Michael Frank Johnson Location: Taylors Bar membership: Member since 2011 Disciplinary action: Disbarred on Dec. 20 Background: Johnson held funds in trust for a client he represented in a personal injury matter. Rather than pay the client’s medical bills, ...

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Charleston attorney suspended (access required)

Attorney: James L. Bell Location: Charleston Bar membership: Member since 1975 Disciplinary action: Suspended from the practice of law for nine months, retroactive to the date of his interim suspension, on Dec. 20. Background: NTB Management Planning and Control, an ...

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Beaufort attorney reprimanded (access required)

Attorney: Bennett Joseph Schiller III Location: Beaufort Bar membership: Member since 1994 Disciplinary action: Publicly reprimanded on Nov. 22 Background: A North Carolina resident retained a South Carolina attorney to represent him regarding a motor vehicle accident that occurred in ...

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West Columbia attorney reprimanded (access required)

Attorney: Henry H. Taylor Location: West Columbia Bar membership: Member since 1972 Disciplinary action: Publicly reprimanded on Nov. 15 Background: A police chief worked a motor vehicle accident with significant injuries and developed a relationship with the victim’s family. Taylor ...

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Irmo attorney reprimanded (access required)

Attorney: Ray A. Lord Location: Irmo Bar membership: Member since 1999 Disciplinary action: Publicly reprimanded on Nov. 15 Background: To market his legal services, Lord sent direct mail solicitation letters to potential clients who received traffic tickets. Lord used the ...

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