Board of Overseers of the Bar v. In Re Thomas Faiella

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Docket No.: BAR-20-6

Issued by: Maine Supreme Judicial Court

Date: August 27, 2020

Respondent: Thomas Faiella

Bar Number: 005067

Order: Reinstatement: Administrative

Disposition/Conduct: Reinstatement: Administrative


Thomas Faiella, Esq., who has been on inactive status with the Board of Overseers of the Bar since 2014, has filed a formal petition for reinstatement to the bar pursuant to M. Bar R. 29. Because Faiella has been on inactive status in the Maine Bar for over five years, this Court may, in its discretion, require him to petition the Court for reinstatement pursuant to M. Bar R. 29. See M. Bar. R. 4(j).

After consideration of the circumstances presented here, particularly that Attorney Faiella is a member in good standing of the Massachusetts bar, it is ORDERED that the Board of Overseers may, in its discretion, administratively reinstate Attorney Faiella to active status in the Maine bar without further action by the Court. If the Board declines to reinstate Attorney Faiella without further Court proceedings, he may notify the Executive Clerk of this Court that the Board has declined to administratively reinstate him, and the Court will then consider his petition for reinstatement.

Dated: August 27, 2020

Ellen A. Gorman
Associate Justice