Board of Overseers of the Bar v. Robert M. Neault, Esq.

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Docket No.: BAR-15-16

Issued by: Maine Supreme Judicial Court

Date: July 9, 2018

Respondent: Robert M. Neault, Esq.

Bar Number: 006874

Order: Receiver Discharge Order

Disposition/Conduct: Receiver Discharge Order

Order Discharge of Receiver

Pending before the Court is Receiver Thomas F. Smith’s Report of Receiver dated June 28, 2018. For good cause shown and without objection, Receiver Smith’s final Report of Receiver is accepted by the Court.

Furthermore, it is ORDERED that Thomas F. Smith is discharged as Receiver of the law practice of deceased attorney Robert M. Neault. Receiver Smith and the Board shall coordinate a transfer of any remaining client files in the Receiver’s possession. Once in possession of aforementioned files, the Board shall arrange for their secure storage and/or destruction consistent with the Maine Rules of Professional Conduct. Additionally, the Board shall hold in trust the large sum of unclaimed and non-allocable client funds remaining in Attorney Neault’s two trust accounts until July 1, 2023, unless otherwise ordered by the Court. The Court extends its gratitude to Attorney Smith for his pro bono service and efforts in protecting the clients of and closing the law office of Robert M. Neault, Esq.

Dated: July 9, 2018

Donald G. Alexander
Associate Justice
Maine Supreme Judicial Court