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Professional Responsibility Board

Public Hearing Cases


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Hearing Calendar
Blais, Norman

Respondents Counsel: n/a
Disciplinary Counsel: DeBernardi, Beth
Docket Number: 2015-084
Hearing Date and Time: Friday, January 22, 2016
Hearing Location: Caledonia Superior Court, County Room, St. Johnsbury, Vermont


 

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


O'Brien, William
Respondents Counsel: McGee, P. Scott
Disciplinary Counsel: Rubin, Kimberly
Docket Number: 2016-052

Status:
Petition for Interim Suspension filed with Supreme Court;
RESPONDENT PLACED ON INTERIM SUSPENSION PER SUPREME COURT ENTRY ORDER DATED JANUARY 12, 2016.


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
Sullivan, Christopher
Respondents Counsel: Hart, Matthew G.
Disciplinary Counsel: Beth DeBernardi
Docket Number: PRB Docket No. 2013-221 (Supreme Court Docket No. 2015-217)
Decision No.: 187

Status:

Affidavit of Resignation filed with the Supreme Court.  Respondent Disbarred on Consent 11-24-15.



Decision Documentation:
https://www.VermontJudiciary.org/LC/Supreme%20Court%20Published%20Decisions/eo15-217.pdf