Board of Overseers of the Bar v. Christopher M. Uhl
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Docket No.: BAR-11-8
Issued by: Associate Justice, Maine Supreme Judicial Court
Date: April 20, 2012
Respondent: Christopher M. Uhl
Bar Number: 007897
Disposition/Conduct: Criminal Convictions
Order of Suspension
As a result of the Court's Order of February 22, 2012 setting a hearing date of April 20, 2012, the parties waived presenting contested evidence at that hearing and agreed upon a proposed sanction Order. Bar Counsel J. Scott Davis appeared for the Board of Overseers of the Bar. Christopher M. Uhl, self-represented, appeared and participated by telephone from Boston, Massachusetts. See M. R. Civ. P. 43(a).
As stated in that February 22, 2012 Order, Mr. Uhl has admitted he violated M. Bar R. 3.1(a); 3.2(f)(1)(2)(3)(4); 7.3(d)(6); 7.3(i)(2) and M. R. Prof. Conduct 8.1(b); 8.4(a)(b)(c)(d) as charged in the Board of Overseers of the Bar's disciplinary information dated December 13, 2011.
Accordingly, it is HEREBY ORDERED that Mr. Uhl's suspension from practice imposed by the Court's Order of August 9, 2011 shall remain in effect for an indefinite period. Mr. Uhl is currently under a similar indefinite suspension from practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. By his signed Waiver and Assent of March 27, 2012 in that jurisdiction and pursuant to Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 4:01 Section 18(2)(b), Mr. Uhl may not seek reinstatement from his suspension in Massachusetts until May 2015. As a result of his July 28, 2010 tax evasion convictions in the U. S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, Mr. Uhl's two-year period of supervised release is currently scheduled to conclude on May 12, 2014.
Accordingly, Mr. Uhl may not file a petition for reinstatement to practice in Maine pursuant to M. Bar R. 7.3(j)(5) until May 1, 2015. In the event Mr. Uhl is reinstated to active practice in Maine, he shall be subject to the supervision and monitoring of a Maine attorney under such conditions and terms as then deemed necessary and appropriate by the tribunal.
Ellen A. Gorman
Maine Supreme Judicial Court