Board of Overseers of the Bar v. John D. Griffin

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Docket No.: BAR-13-4

Issued by: Maine Supreme Judicial Court

Date: September 23, 2013

Respondent: John D. Griffin

Bar Number: 001528

Order: Order and Decision

Disposition/Conduct: Order Approving Limited Receiver's Report


Pending before the Court is the Limited Receiver's First Formal Status Report filed on September 20, 2013. After review, the First Formal Status Report is ACCEPTED as follows:

It is hereby ORDERED that Attorney Jon S. Oxman's appointment as Limited Receiver shall continue, and his proposed plan of action concerning the closing and/or disposal of the files of Attorney John D. Griffin is APPROVED, with the following amendment.

It is further ORDERED that the Board of Overseers of the Bar shall act as primary file caretaker of John D. Griffin's unclaimed client files. Accordingly, after the Limited Receiver has identified Attorney Griffin's unclaimed client files, the files shall be turned over to the Board, which shall maintain those files for a minimum of eight years. After eight years, the Board shall destroy the unclaimed files. However, the Board shall retain and tend those items of intrinsic value (original wills and deeds) as long as they retain their value.

The Court acknowledges the enormous effort and valuable service Attorney Oxman has already provided as Limited Receiver, thanks him for his work, and extends its sincere appreciation for his willingness to serve as a receiver. The Maine Bar is fortunate to have such generous and dedicated practitioners within its ranks.

Ellen A. Gorman, Associate Justice

Maine Supreme Judicial Court