Board of Overseers of the Bar v. Warren M. Turner

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Docket No.: BAR-11-15

Issued by: Maine Supreme Judicial Court

Date: September 20, 2013

Respondent: Warren M. Turner

Bar Number: 001623

Order: Order and Decision

Disposition/Conduct: Amended Order Discharge of Receiver


Pending before the Court is the Board of Overseer's Petition for Discharge and Receiver's Final Report filed on September 5, 2013. For good cause shown and without objection, the Board's Petition for Discharge is GRANTED as follows:

It is ORDERED that the Board of Overseers shall act as primary file caretaker of (suspended attorney) Warren M. Turner's unclaimed client files. Accordingly, the Board shall tend Turner's unclaimed client files for a minimum of eight (8) years before any destruction of those files. However, the Board shall retain and tend those items of intrinsic value (original wills and deeds) as long as they retain their value.

It is hereby ORDERED, that Attorney Thomas Ainsworth is discharged as Receiver of the law practice of Warren M. Turner.

In that regard, the Court acknowledges the generosity, extensive efforts, and valuable service Attorney Ainsworth has provided as Receiver and extends its sincere appreciation for his numerous hours of work in this process. The Maine Bar is undoubtedly privileged to have such dedicated and selfless practitioners among its members. Attorney Ainsworth is commended for his pro bono work in this arduous matter. It is ordered that Attorney Ainsworth be reimbursed in the amount of $392.59 for his out of pocket expenses.

Joseph M. Jabar, Associate Justice

Maine Supreme Judicial Court