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Pending Public Disciplinary Matters


In the cases listed below, there are disciplinary proceedings pending. Files in these cases are a matter of public record and available for examination at the Office of the Professional Responsibility Board, 1st Floor of the Supreme Court Building, 111 State Street, Montpelier.


Rockwell, Xavier (a/k/a Susan)
Respondents Counsel: n/a
Disciplinary Counsel: Kennedy, Michael
Docket Number: PRB Docket No. 2012-097; Supreme Court Docket No. 2011-374

Status:
INTERIM SUSPENSION.  On November 29, 2011, the Supreme Court entered its final order on the petition for interim suspension, finding Respondent engaged in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice and poses a substantial threat of serious harm to the public, and ordering Respondent suspended from the practice of law on an immediate interim basis. 


Decision Documentation:
Supreme Court Interim Suspension Order


Nawrath, W. Michael
Respondents Counsel: n/a
Disciplinary Counsel: DeBernardi, Beth
Docket Number: PRB Docket Nos. 2014-030, 2014-099, 2014-154, 2014-158, 2014-167; Supreme Court Docket No. 2014-074

Status:
INTERIM SUSPENSION.  A Supreme Court E.O. dated March 14, 2014 immediately suspended Respondent on an interim basis pending the final disposition of the proceedings docketed above, after Disciplinary Counsel transmitted evidence that Respondent violated the Rules of Professional Conduct and presently poses a substantial threat of harm to the public.


Decision Documentation:
Supreme Court Interim Suspension Entry Order


Sullivan, Christopher
Respondents Counsel: Hart, Matthew G.
Disciplinary Counsel: Beth DeBernardi
Docket Number: PRB Docket No. 2013-221 (Supreme Court Docket No. 2015-217)

Status:
INTERIM SUSPENSION. On June 12, 2015, the Vermont Supreme Court ordered the immediate interim suspension of Mr. Sullivan’s law license.  Respondent and Disciplinary Counsel had stipulated to Respondent’s interim suspension based upon his conviction of two felonies which constitute “serious crimes” under A.O. 17.  The Order will remain in effect pending the resolution of Disciplinary Counsel’s ongoing investigation into Mr. Sullivan’s conduct.
 
PETITION OF MISCONDUCT filed on July 31, 2015.  Answer due in 20 days.


Decision Documentation:




Public Cases Pending Before Vermont Supreme Court


Obregon, Christena
Respondents Counsel: Davis, Christopher L.
Disciplinary Counsel: Rubin, Kimberly
Docket Number: 2012-133
Decision No.: 188

Status:
10/21/2014 - Petition of Misconduct filed. 
 
12/2/2014 - Answer to Petition of Misconduct filed.
 
7/7/2015 - PRB Decision No. 188 recommending a public reprimand filed with Supreme Court.
 
8/7/2015 - Supreme Court orders review on its own motion.
 


Decision Documentation:




Recent Decisions
Obregon, Christena
Respondents Counsel: Davis, Christopher L.
Disciplinary Counsel: Rubin, Kimberly
Docket Number: 2012-133 (Supreme Court Docket No. 2015-250)
Decision No.: 188

Status:
7/7/2015 - PRB Decision No. 188 recommending public reprimand
 
8/7/2015 - SCT EO ordering review on its motion.


Decision Documentation: