Disciplinary Notices, 0313 ALBJ, 74 The Alabama Lawyer 134 (2013)


Vol. 74 No. 2 Pg. 134

Alabama Bar Lawyer

March 2013

\xA0\xA0\xA0\xA0\xA0\xA0\xA0\xA0\xA0Transfer to Disability Inactive Status

\xA0\xA0\xA0\xA0\xA0\xA0\xA0\xA0\xA0• Huntsville attorney David Eugene Worley was transferred to disability inactive status pursuant to Rule 27(c), Alabama Rules of Disciplinary Procedure, effective October 11, 2012. [Rule 27, Pet. No. 12-1785]


\xA0\xA0\xA0\xA0\xA0\xA0\xA0\xA0\xA0• Hueytown attorney George William Beasley, Jr. was suspended from the practice of law in Alabama by order of the Alabama Supreme Court for 91days, effective December 10, 2012. The supreme court entered its order based upon the decision of the Disciplinary Board, Panel III, of the Alabama State Bar wherein Beasley was found guilty of violating rules 1.8(a), 1.8(b), 8.4(a) and 8.4(g), Ala. R. Prof. C. Beasley was also ordered to make restitution to the client in the amount of $989.13. Beasley was retained to represent a client in several matters, including a divorce, options resulting from the client’s financial difficulties and filing suit against individuals who owed her money. The client disclosed to Beasley personal financial information such as assets, debts, creditors and real property she owned, for which she was in arrears on both the first and second mortgages. Beasley was also made aware that the client had cognitive impairments due to an accident in which she suffered closed-head injuries. Beasley took advantage of his client, made sexual advances toward her and had a sexual relationship with her. Furthermore, Beasley gained knowledge about his client’s financial dilemma, the availability of her only real asset and her need to sell that asset, and used this information to her disadvantage. Beasley entered into a business transaction with the client in which the terms were not fair, reasonable or transmitted in writing to the client. The client was not provided an opportunity to seek the advice of independent counsel nor did she consent in writing to waive Beasley’s conflict. [ASB No. 09-1109(A)]

\xA0\xA0\xA0\xA0\xA0\xA0\xA0\xA0\xA0Public Reprimands

\xA0\xA0\xA0\xA0\xA0\xA0\xA0\xA0\xA0• On November 2, 2012, Birmingham attorney Charles Earl Davis, Jr. received a public reprimand with general publication for violating rules 1.15(d) and 8.4(g), Ala. R. Prof. C. In May 2009, Davis conducted a closing involving an investment company. The investment...

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