Board of Overseers of the Bar v. Basil L. Kellis, Esq.
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Docket No.: BAR-15-7
Issued by: Maine Supreme Judicial Court
Date: July 25, 2017
Respondent: Basil L. Kellis, Esq.
Bar Number: 001662
Order: Receiver Discharge Order
Disposition/Conduct: Receiver Discharge Order
Pending before the Court is a Petition to Accept and Order for Discharge of Receiver filed on July 12, 2017. For good cause shown and without objection, the Petition to Accept and Order for Discharge of Receiver is GRANTED as follows:
It is ORDERED that Charles L. Nickerson, Esq., is now discharged as Receiver of the law practice of Basil L. Kellis conducted under the firm name of Willard & Kellis, P.A.
It is FURTHER ORDERED that Charles L. Nickerson, Esq. shall retain in his possession and control all of the closed files of Attorney Kellis and the Law Firm of Willard & Kellis, P.A. in a secure storage facility and will destroy at the conclusion of the eight-year retention period any such files. The expense of the storage facility and destruction of the files when the time expires will be at the expense of the Estate of Basil L. Kellis or the beneficiaries of his Estate. The storage facility shall only be accessible by Charles L. Nickerson, Esq. and Carol A. Duckworth.
It is ALSO ORDERED that Charles L. Nickerson, Esq. shall retain all Wills of Attorney Kellis and the Law Firm of Willard & Kellis, P.A. so that all Wills are accessible to all former clients and/or attorneys seeking Wills of Attorney Kellis' s former clients.
The Maine Bar of Overseers acknowledges that Charles L. Nickerson has rendered services in this matter pro bono and does not expect to be reimbursed for any of his expenses.
The Court extends its great thanks to Attorney Nickerson for his work in this matter.
Dated: July 25, 2017
Jeffrey L. Hjelm
Maine Supreme Judicial Court