Board of Overseers of the Bar v. Scott D. Giese, Esq.

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Docket No.: BAR 13-17

Issued by: Maine Supreme Judicial Court

Date: April 4, 2014

Respondent: Scott D. Giese, Esq.

Bar Number: 004294

Order: Suspension

Disposition/Conduct: Diligence; Communication; Unreasonable/Excessive fee; Conduct that reflects adversely on the Lawyer's Honesty, Trustworthiness or Fitness; Conduct prejudicial to the Administration of Justice

M. Bar R. 7.2(c)

By filing dated March 28, 2014 the Board of Overseers of the Bar (the Board) petitioned this Court for an immediate Order temporarily suspending Scott D. Giese from the practice of law in the State of Maine. Included with the Board’s Petition was an Affidavit of Assistant Bar Counsel with related exhibits.

For good cause shown by the Board, Scott D. Giese appears to have committed numerous violations of the Maine Rules of Professional Conduct, thereby serving as an imminent threat to clients, the public and to the administration of justice. The Court finds that Attorney Giese’s actions constitute violations of at least M. R. of Prof. Conduct 1.3; 1.4(a); 1.5(a); and 8.4(a)(b)(d).

Accordingly, this Court ORDERS that Scott D. Giese be suspended from the practice of law in Maine until further Order of this Court. The Court also ORDERS that the Affidavit of Assistant Bar Counsel in this matter be sealed and impounded pending further Order of this Court. Finally, the Court ORDERS that the Board shall take no steps to initiate publication of this decision through any news release to the press.

Joseph M. Jabar, Associate Justice

Maine Supreme Judicial Court