Board of Overseers of the Bar v. Peter Todd Travis, Esq.

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Docket No.: GCF#14-504 & 14-512

Issued by: Grievance Commission

Date: August 18, 2015

Respondent: Peter Todd Travis, Esq.

Bar Number: 005280

Order: Findings

Disposition/Conduct: Rejection of Stipulated Sanction


REPORT OF FINDINGS AND ORDER OF PANEL D OF THE GRIEVANCE COMMISSION
M. Bar R. 13(e)(7)

On July 23, 2015, with due notice, Panel D of the Grievance Commission conducted a public disciplinary hearing pursuant to Maine Bar Rule 13(e)(7)(D), concerning misconduct by the Respondent, Peter Todd Travis, Esq. The Board of Overseers of the Bar (the Board) commenced this disciplinary proceeding by its May 5, 2015 filing of a formal Disciplinary Petition.

Despite notice of the July 23rd disciplinary hearing, Attorney Travis did not appear. The Board was represented by Deputy Bar Counsel Aria Eee. Complainant Erin Maher lives out of state and thus did not attend the hearing. Complainant John Nickols also lives out of state and likewise did not attend; however, Bar Counsel provided both complainants with a copy of the proposed order in advance of the hearing. Prior to that date, Bar Counsel had negotiated with Attorney Travis a stipulated, proposed sanction Report for the Grievance Commission Panel’s review and consideration.

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 a public Reprimand is the appropriate disposition of this matter. Accordingly, pursuant to Maine Bar Rule 25(a), 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 13 (e)(7). 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.

Date: August 18, 2015


James A. McKenna III, Esq., Panel Chair
On behalf of Grievance Panel D