Board of Overseers of the Bar v. Charles T. Ferris, Esq.

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Docket No.: GCF #20-046

Issued by: Grievance Commission

Date: December 18, 2020

Respondent: Charles T. Ferris, Esq.

Bar Number: 007550

Order: Order

Disposition/Conduct: Rejection of Stipulated Report

ORDER of Panel B of the Grievance Commission

On December 14, 2020 with due notice, and pursuant to Maine Bar Rule 13(e)(7)(D), Panel B of the Grievance Commission conducted a public disciplinary hearing concerning misconduct by the Respondent, Charles T. Ferris, Esq. The disciplinary proceeding was commenced by Bar Counsel’s filing of a September 14, 2020 Stipulated Formal Disciplinary Charges Petition.

At the hearing, Attorney Ferris was present and represented by his counsel, Walter F. McKee, Esq. Bar Counsel Julia A. Sheridan was present on behalf of the Board. Complainant Emily Mee was provided with a copy of the proposed order in advance of the hearing but did not attend. Prior to the hearing, Bar Counsel and Attorney McKee negotiated a stipulated, proposed sanction Report & Order for the Grievance Commission Panel’s review and consideration.

After consideration and deliberation, the Panel rejects the parties’ proposed Stipulated Report of Findings and Order. Bar Counsel shall prepare and present a formal petition for disciplinary proceedings before a different panel of the Grievance Commission. Those proceedings shall take place pursuant to Bar Rule 13(e)(7). The Board Clerk will reset this case for hearing, and subsequently provide advance notice to the parties of the time and place of that hearing.

Date: December 18, 2020

Gretchen L. Jones, Esq., Panel Chair
Philip A. Notis, Esq., Panel Member
Michael W. Arthur, LCPC, Public Member