Board of Overseers of the Bar v. Charles T. Ferris, Esq.

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Docket No.: GCF# 12-110

Issued by: Grievance Commission

Date: March 8, 2013

Respondent: Charles T. Ferris, Esq.

Bar Number: 007550

Order: Findings

Disposition/Conduct: Rejection of Stipulated Sanction


Pursuant to a Disciplinary Petition dated October 5, 2012, a stipulated disciplinary hearing open to the public was scheduled for March 1, 2013 at 1:30 p.m., with proper notice provided to all parties. The members of Grievance Panel D were present at the Board of Overseers of the Bar in Augusta, Maine. The Board of Overseers of the Bar was represented by Bar Counsel Scott Davis. The Respondent was represented by Counsel, and was present and testified. Taking all of the proffered evidence and comments presented at the hearing in the light most favorable to the stipulated proposed disposition the panel is unable to conclude that the proposed Findings and Order is the appropriate disposition of this matter. The issues raised by the public comments deserve formal consideration at a disciplinary hearing. Accordingly, pursuant to Maine Bar Rule 7.1(d)(5), the office of Bar Counsel will prepare and present a formal petition for disciplinary proceedings before a different panel of the Grievance Commission. Those proceedings shall take place pursuant to Bar Rule 7.l(e). The Board Clerk will reset this case for hearing, and at a later date, the parties will receive advance notice of the time and place of the hearing.

James A. McKenna III, Esq. Chair