Board of Overseers of the Bar v. Scott G. Adams, Esq.
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Docket No.: BAR-17-10
Issued by: Maine Supreme Judicial Court
Date: December 18, 2018
Respondent: Scott G. Adams, Esq.
Bar Number: 008019
Order: Decision Affirmed
Disposition/Conduct: Reprimand Decision Affirmed
MAINE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT
Reporter of Decisions
Decision No. Mem 18-101
Docket No. Cum-18-137
SCOTT G. ADAMS
Argued December 11, 2018
Decided December 18, 2018
Panel: SAUFLEY, C.J., and ALEXANDER, GORMAN, JABAR, and HUMPHREY, JJ.
MEMORANDUM OF DECISION
Scott G. Adams appeals from an order of a single justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court (Hjelm, J.) that affirmed the decision of a grievance panel to reprimand Adams for violating Maine Rules of Professional Conduct 4.4(b), 8.4(c), and 8.4(d). See M. Bar R. 13(e)(10)(C), 21(b)(5). In reviewing the decision of the panel directly, cf. Friends of Cong. Square Pork v. City of Portland, 2014 ME 63, ¶ 7, 91 A.3d 601; Cobb v. Bd. of Counseling Profls Licensure, 2006 ME 48, ¶ 10, 896 A.2d 271, we conclude that, contrary to Adamss contentions, the panel did not abuse its discretion, make any errors of law, or make findings unsupported by substantial evidence in the record when it determined that a reprimand was the proper sanction to impose upon Adams. See M. Bar R. 13(e)(10)(C), 21(b)(5); cf. Somerset Cty. v. Dep't of Corr., 2016 ME 33, ¶14, 133 A.3d 1006.
The entry is:
Kent G. Murdick II, Esq. (orally), Kent G. Murdick II, Esq., PC, Newcastle, for appellant Scott G. Adams
Alan P. Kelley, Esq. (orally), Board of Overseers of the Bar, Augusta, for appellee Board of Overseers of the Bar