Board of Overseers of the Bar v. Wayne R. Murphy

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Docket No.: BAR-11-1

Issued by: Single Justice, Maine Supreme Judicial Court

Date: April 4, 2011

Respondent: Wayne R. Murphy

Bar Number: 008226

Order: Suspension

Disposition/Conduct: Reciprocal Discipline

Order of Suspension

This Court has received a certified copy of the October 20, 2010 Order of Term Suspension issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Supreme Judicial Court. The Order suspended Wayne R. Murphy for his violations of the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct. In this reciprocal discipline action filed by the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar, Mr. Murphy has defaulted by failing to file any response to this Court’s February 10, 2011 Order and Notice. That order provided Mr. Murphy an opportunity to show cause why the Court should not impose identical discipline to that imposed upon him in Massachusetts.

Therefore, based upon that default, this Court hereby ORDERS:

  1. The Board of Overseers of the Bar’s Petition for Reciprocal Discipline is hereby granted in all respects;

  2. Effective immediately and pursuant to M. Bar R. 7.3(h)(3), Wayne R. Murphy is suspended for his violations of those portions of Maine’s Code of Professional Responsibility that are analogous to those violations of Massachusetts’ Rules of Professional Conduct by him as found in Massachusetts’ Order of Term Suspension.

  3. Mr. Murphy’s suspension will terminate on or about November 21, 2011.

  4. Within thirty (30) days of the entry of this order, Mr. Murphy shall file with the Clerk and with the Board of Overseers an affidavit attesting to his compliance with the provisions of Maine Bar Rule 7.3(i)(1)(c).


Andrew Mead, Associate Justice – Maine Supreme Judicial Court