Board of Overseers of the Bar v. Matthew E. Clark, Esq.
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Docket No.: GCF# 13-031 & 13-053
Issued by: Grievance Commission
Date: August 13, 2013
Respondent: Matthew E. Clark, Esq.
Bar Number: 010030
Disposition/Conduct: Probable cause found for further proceedings before the Court
REPORT OF FINDING OF PROBABLE CAUSE FOR FILING OF INFORMATION WITH COURT - GRIEVANCE COMMISSION PANEL D
Pursuant to a Disciplinary Petition dated May 23, 2013, a disciplinary hearing open to the public was scheduled for July 31, 2013 at 9:00 a.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 Assistant Bar Counsel Aria Eee. Complainants Gerald Donahue, and Attorney James Billings, were both in attendance and testified as witnesses. The Respondent, Matthew Clark, did not appear. Because the Respondent did not file a response to the Disciplinary Petition, the facts as alleged in the petition were taken as admitted, pursuant to Maine Bar Rule 7.1(e).
Based upon the petition, admitted exhibits, and testimony presented at the hearing, the panel concludes that an appropriate sanction in this matter would be a period of suspension or disbarment. Accordingly, the panel finds probable cause for such discipline, and hereby directs Bar counsel to commence an attorney disciplinary action by filing an information with the Court pursuant to M. Bar R. 7.2(b).
William E. Baghdoyan, Esq. - Chair
James A. McKenna III, Esq.
Milton R. Wright