Board of Overseers of the Bar v. Margaret P. Shalhoob, Esq.

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Docket No.: GCF#14-194 & 14-302

Issued by: Grievance Commission

Date: July 22, 2015

Respondent: Margaret P. Shalhoob, Esq.

Bar Number: 003676

Order: Findings

Disposition/Conduct: Rejection of Stipulated Sanction

M. Bar R. 13(e)(7)

On July 21, 2015, with due notice and pursuant to Maine Bar Rule 13(e)(7)(D), Panel E of the Grievance Commission conducted a public disciplinary hearing concerning misconduct by Respondent Margaret P. Shalhoob, Esq. This disciplinary proceeding was commenced on February 11, 2015 by the Board's filing of a Stipulated Disciplinary Petition.

At the July 21, 2015 hearing, Attorney Shalhoob was represented by Robert Meggison, Esq. and the Board was represented by Aria Eee, Deputy Bar Counsel. Attorneys Armanda Day and Jane Clayton, who are the Complainants in this proceeding, did not attend the stipulated hearing. Prior to the disciplinary proceeding, the parties had submitted a stipulated, proposed sanction Report for the Grievance Commission Panel's review and consideration. Bar Counsel and Attorney Shalhoob had the opportunity to remark on the proposed Report and their comments have been considered by the Grievance Commission Panel.

Taking all of the proffered evidence and comments presented at the hearing in the light most favorable to the stipulated proposed disposition, the Panel is unable to conclude that a public Reprimand is the appropriate disposition of this matter. Accordingly, pursuant to Maine Bar Rule 25(a), the office of Bar Counsel will 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 at a later date, the parties will receive advance notice of the time and place of the hearing.

Date: July 22, 2015

David S. Abramson, Esq., Chair
Grievance Commission Panel E