Board of Overseers of the Bar v. Christopher J. Whalley, Esq.
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Docket No.: GCF #18-452
Issued by: Grievance Commission
Date: December 18, 2019
Respondent: Christopher J. Whalley, Esq.
Bar Number: 007370
Order: Report Finding of Probable Cause for Filing of Information with the Court
Disposition/Conduct: Report Finding of Probable Cause for Filing of Information with the Court
M. Bar R. 13(e)(10)(E)
This matter was heard by Panel A of the Grievance Commission on December 18, 2019 at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor, Maine. Pursuant to a Disciplinary Petition dated August 5, 2019 and proper notice being provided, a disciplinary hearing open to the public was conducted pursuant to M. Bar R. 13(e)(7)(B).
At the stipulated hearing, the Board of Overseers of the Bar was represented by Assistant Bar Counsel Alan P. Kelley. Attorney Whalley, the Respondent was present and appeared pro se. Prior to the hearing, the parties agreed to a stipulation that based upon the conduct alleged in the Disciplinary Petition, and Attorney Whalleys prior disciplinary history, that there was probable cause for suspension pursuant to M. Bar R. 13(e)(10)(E), and that the matter should proceed by way of information before a single justice.
The Panel finds that there is probable cause for the Respondents suspension or disbarment and hereby directs Bar Counsel to commence an attorney disciplinary action by filing an information with the Court pursuant to M. Bar R. 13(e)(10)(E).
DATED: December 18, 2019
Jane S.E. Clayton, Esq., Panel Chair
Cynthia M. Mehnert, Esq., Panel Member
Sophia Leotsakos-Wilson, Public Member