Board of Overseers of the Bar v. William L. Dawson, Jr.

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Docket No.: BAR-13-23

Issued by: Maine Supreme Judicial Court

Date: August 1, 2016

Respondent: William L. Dawson, Jr.

Bar Number: 006887

Order: Disbarment

Disposition/Conduct: Disbarment


Order of Disbarment

This Bar Discipline matter was heard by the Court on July 27, 2016 at the Capital Judicial Center in Augusta. The matter was presented on agreed documents and briefs and arguments by counsel.

After hearing and based on the findings and conclusions stated on the record, the Court indicated that it would (i) accept the surrender of Mr. Dawson’s license to practice pursuant to M. Bar R. 25; (ii) order Mr. Dawson disbarred pursuant to M. Bar R. 13(g) and 21(b)(2); and (iii) direct Mr. Dawson to reimburse the Board of Overseers of the Bar $10,485.66 for its costs incident to this disciplinary proceeding pursuant to M. Bar R. 22. The Court declined the Board’s request that Mr. Dawson be disbarred for life.

Therefore, the Court ORDERS:

  1. William L. Dawson, Jr., Bar # 06887, is disbarred.
  2. William L. Dawson, Jr. shall reimburse the Board $10,485.66 for its costs incident to this disciplinary proceeding.

Dated: August 1, 2016


Donald G. Alexander
Associate Justice
Maine Supreme Judicial Court