Board of Overseers of the Bar v. Wayne B. Hollingsworth

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Docket No.: GCF# 01-012G

Issued by: Supreme Judicial Court

Date: February 13, 2002

Respondent: Wayne B. Hollingsworth

Bar Number: 002356

Order: Disbarment

Disposition/Conduct: Reciprocal Discipline


The Court having received a certified copy of the Order of the Supreme Judicial Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts dated December 21, 2000, disbarring the above-named Wayne B. Hollingsworth from the practice of law; and having ordered that pursuant to Maine Bar Rule 7.3(h)(1), Wayne B. Hollingsworth shall, within 30 days from service of this Order, inform this Court of any claim that the imposition of identical discipline upon him in this State would be unwarranted and the reasons therefore; and having heard from Wayne B. Hollingsworth that in his opinion and in the opinion of his counsel he was unfairly prevented from challenging the complainant's credibility and that, as a result, he was disbarred; because, however, Wayne B. Hollingsworth has not established that

(i) the procedure in Massachusetts did not provide reasonable notice or opportunity to be heard; (ii) there was significant infirmity of proof establishing the misconduct; (iii) imposition of the same discipline would result in grave injustice; or (iv) the misconduct established does not justify the same discipline in this State.

It is hereby ORDERED that pursuant to Maine Bar Rule 7.3(h)(3) Wayne B. Hollingsworth be disbarred from the practice of law in the State of Maine.

Howard H. Dana, Jr.
Associate Justice
Maine Supreme Judicial Court