Board of Overseers of the Bar v. Jeffrey P. White, Esq.

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Docket No.: GCF# 15-199, 15-211, 16-202 & 16-312

Issued by: Grievance Commission

Date: September 13, 2017

Respondent: Jeffrey P. White, Esq.

Bar Number: 003804

Order: Order

Disposition/Conduct: Rejection of Stipulated Report

ORDER of Panel B of the Grievance Commission

On September 13, 2017, with due notice, Panel B of the Grievance Commission conducted a public disciplinary hearing pursuant to Maine Bar Rule 13(e)(7)(D), concerning alleged misconduct by the Respondent, Jeffrey P. White, Esq. This disciplinary proceeding had been commenced by the filing of a formal Disciplinary Petition in GCF# 15-199, 15-211 and 16-202 by the Board of Overseers of the Bar (the Board) on November 3, 2016 and in GCF# 16-312 on April 26, 2017.

At the hearing, Attorney White appeared and was represented by his counsel, Daniel L. Cummings, Esq. The Board was represented by Assistant Bar Counsel Alan P. Kelley. Each complainant was provided with a copy of the proposed order in advance of the hearing, and provided with the opportunity to attend and speak to the Panel. Prior to that date, the parties negotiated a stipulated, proposed sanction Report for the Grievance Commission Panel?s review and consideration.

After consideration and deliberation, the proposed Stipulated Report of Findings and Order is rejected and the office of 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 at a later date, the parties will receive advance notice of the time and place of the hearing.

Date: September 13, 2017

Vendean V. Vafiades, Esq., Panel Chair
Stephanie P. Anderson, Esq., Panel Member
Franklin D. Gooding, Public Member