Board of Overseers of the Bar v. Thomas R. Acker, Esq.

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Docket No.: BAR-05-08

Issued by: Single Justice, Maine Supreme Judicial Court

Date: December 23, 2005

Respondent: Thomas R. Acker, Esq.

Bar Number: 003381

Order: Temporary Suspension

Disposition/Conduct: Conduct Unworht of an Attorney; Conduct Prejudicial to the Administration of Justice; Responsibilities re: Law Related Services; Conflict of Interest; Preserving Identity of Funds and Property


Order


A case management conference and hearing on the Board's Motion for Temporary Suspension were conducted on December 22, 2005. Aria eee, Esq., appeared on behalf of the Board of Overseers of the Bar, and Thomas Acker, Esq., appeared on his own behalf.

For the reasons stated on the record in open court, it is hereby ORDERED as follows:

  1. The Motion for Temporary Suspension is GRANTED. Thomas R. Acker, Esq., Me. Bar # 3881 is suspended from the practice of law pending further order of the Court.

  2. The Court takes no action with respect to Attorney's Acker's request to resign from the Maine Bar. The requested resignation will be considered together with Board's petition.

  3. Attorney Acker may file an answer to the Board's petition on or before January 6, 2006. The Board may file a written response, if it so desires, on or before January 30, 2006.

  4. The Board may file a motion for appointment of counsel pursuant to M. Bar R. 7.3(f) on or before January 6, 2006. Attorney Acker may file a written response, if he so desires, on or before January 30, 2006.

  5. A pretrial conference shall be held on February 3, 2006, at 10:00 a.m.


For the Court

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