Board of Overseers of the Bar v. Guy P. Seaberg
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Docket No.: BAR-02-1
Issued by: Single Justice, Maine Supreme Judicial Court
Date: February 22, 2002
Respondent: Guy P. Seaberg
Bar Number: 001774
Disposition/Conduct: Conduct During Representation: Standards of Care and Judgment; Admission, Disclosure and Misconduct - Other Misconduct; Withdrawal from Employment; Registration Requirements
ORDER OF DISBARMENT
This matter is before the Court pursuant to M. Bar R. 7.2(b)(1)(2) by an information filed by the Board of Overseers of the Bar against the Defendant, Guy P. Seaberg. Seaberg has been served with a copy of the information and summons, but he has failed to file an answer or any responsive pleadings to it or to a Motion for Default. He is therefore hereby defaulted.
Seaberg is a former Maine attorney who practiced in Maine at the time of the Board's allegations and was subject to the Maine Bar Rules. The Board's information charges, inter alia, that Seaberg violated M. Bar R 2(c) (Grounds for Discipline); 3.2(f)(1)(2)(4) (Admission, Disclosure and Misconduct - Other Misconduct); 3.5(Withdrawal from Employment); 3.6(a)(2)(3) (Conduct During Representation - Standards of Care and Judgment) and 6(a) (Registration; Required Filings). Seaberg's egregious misconduct is set forth within the 1994 civil complaint entitled Lori D'Amico v. Guy P. Seaberg filed in the Androscoggin County Superior Court. Seaberg failed to ever submit any substantive response concerning his proven misconduct and gross mishandling of the underlying matter of Lori D'Amico v. John W Childs, 634 A.2d 1271 (Me. 1993).
Because Seaberg has not filed an answer or otherwise responded to the information, the Court takes the Board's allegations as being admitted by him. Therefore, the Court finds that Seaberg has violated M. Bar R. 2(c); 3.2(f)(1)(3)(4); 3.5(a)(1)(2); 3.6(a)(2)(3) and 6(a)(1).
Accordingly, It is hereby ORDERED that the Executive Clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court of Maine enter the Defendant's default pursuant to M. R. Civ. P. 55(a). It is further ORDERED that Guy P. Seaberg be, and he hereby is disbarred from the practice of law in the State of Maine effective the date of this order. Guy P. Seaberg shall comply with the notification and reporting requirements Of M. Bar R. 7.3(i) within 30 days of this date.
For the Court
Hon. Paul L. Rudman, Associate Justice - Maine Supreme Judicial Court