Board of Overseers of the Bar v. Kathleen T. O'Boyle

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Docket No.: BAR-09-8

Issued by: Single Justice, Maine Supreme Judicial Court

Date: June 18, 2009

Respondent: Kathleen T. O'Boyle, Esq.

Bar Number: 008752

Order: Temporary Suspension

Disposition/Conduct: Conduct Unworthy of an Attorney; Unauthorized Practice; Conduct Prejudicial to the Administration of Justice; Standards of Care and Judgment: Neglect of a Client's Matter; Inadequate Preparation; Registration Requirements


Order of Suspension


Background

On June 17, 2009 the Board of Overseers of the Bar petitioned this Court for an immediate Order temporarily suspending Attorney Kathleen T. O'Boyle from the practice of law in the State of Maine. Included with the Board's petition were related exhibits and an Affidavit of Assistant Bar Counsel.

Upon consideration of the Board of Overseers of the Bar's Petition for Temporary Suspension and after providing Attorney O'Boyle an opportunity to be heard, it is hereby ORDERED as follows:

For good cause shown by the Board of Overseers of the Bar that Attorney Kathleen T. O'Boyle appears to have committed numerous violations of the Code of Professional Responsibility, thereby serving as a threat to clients, the public and to the administration of justice, this Court hereby orders that she be temporarily suspended from the practice of law in Maine until the conclusion and resulting disposition of all disciplinary matters now pending before the Grievance Commission or the Court or such other time as the Court may direct.


For the Court

Hon. Jon D. Levy, Associate Justice – Maine Supreme Judicial Court