Board of Overseers of the Bar v. Philip S. Cohen, Esq.

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Docket No.: GCF# 13-382

Issued by: Grievance Commission

Date: January 6, 2015

Respondent: Philip S. Cohen, Esq.

Bar Number: 007930

Order: Report Finding of Probable Cause for Filing of Information with the Court

Disposition/Conduct: Report Finding of Probable Cause for Filing of Information with the Court


REPORT – FINDING OF PROBABLE CAUSE FOR FILING OF INFORMATION WITH COURT GRIEVANCE COMMISSION PANEL D

Pursuant to a Disciplinary Petition dated September 17, 2014, and proper notice being provided, a disciplinary hearing open to the public was conducted pursuant to M. Bar R. 7.1(e) (2), on December 19, 2014 at the Maine District Court in Waterville, Maine. This Disciplinary Petition alleged that Attorney Cohen engaged in conduct unworthy of an attorney, and violated specific portions of the Maine Rules of Professional Conduct including M. R. Prof. Conduct 3.4(c) and 8.4(a)(b)(d).

The disciplinary hearing was held before Panel D of the Grievance Commission consisting of Chair James A. McKenna III, Esq., Mary A. Denison, Esq., and public member Emilie van Eeghen. The Board of Overseers of the Bar was represented by Assistant Bar Counsel Alan P. Kelley. Attorney Cohen, the Respondent was present and was represented by Walter F. McKee, Esq.

Pursuant to M. Bar Rule 7.1 (e) (3) (C), based upon the Petition, exhibits admitted, and testimony presented at the hearing, the Panel finds that there is probable cause for the Respondent’s suspension or disbarment 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).

DATED: 01/06/2015


James A. McKenna III, Esq., Panel Chair
Mary A. Denison, Esq., Panel Member
Emilie van Eeghen, Public Member