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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


Obregon, Christena
Respondents Counsel: n/a
Disciplinary Counsel: Rubin, Kimberly
Docket Number: 2012-133

Status:
Petition of Misconduct filed 10/21/2014. 
Answer to Petition of Misconduct filed by Respondent on 12/2/2014.


Decision Documentation:




Public Cases Pending Before Vermont Supreme Court


Recent Decisions
MaGill, William
Respondents Counsel: Cameron, Scott
Disciplinary Counsel: Rubin, Kimberly
Docket Number: PRB Docket No. 2012-230; Supreme Court Docket No. 2012-449
Decision No.: 155

Status:
4/28/2014 Supreme Court E.O.  DISBARRED ON CONSENT. 


Decision Documentation:
Supreme Court Entry Order - Disbarment


Smith, Aaron
Respondents Counsel: Allen, Bud
Disciplinary Counsel: DeBernardi, Beth
Docket Number: PRB Docket No. 2012-183; Supreme Court Docket No. 2013-285
Decision No.: 162

Status:

7/18/2014 DISBARRED; Supreme Court E.O.



Decision Documentation:
Disbarment Order, Hearing Panel Decision & Interim Suspension Order


Burke, John
Respondents Counsel: n/a
Disciplinary Counsel: Rubin, Kimberly
Docket Number: 2013-280
Decision No.:

Status:
Petition of Misconduct filed on 3/17/2014; Assigned to Hearing Panel; Respondent accepted service on 3/20/14; No Answer filed.  Hearing held June 17, 2014. Hearing Panel decision imposing Public Reprimand filed with the Supreme Court on 9/2/2014; no appeals. PUBLIC REPRIMAND


Decision Documentation:
PRB Decision No. 176 - Public Reprimand (John D. Burke)


Pope, Katherine Z.
Respondents Counsel:
Disciplinary Counsel: DeBernardi, Beth
Docket Number: PRB Docket No. 2014-048; Supreme Court Docket No. 2014-119
Decision No.: 174

Status:
RECIPROCAL DISCIPLINE; 2 YEAR SUSPENSION imposed by Vermont Supreme Court 8/1/2014  2014 VT 94


Decision Documentation:
Supreme Court Entry Order - August 1, 2014 (Katherine Pope - Reciprocal Two Year Suspension)