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.

 

Adams, Carolyn
Respondent’s Counsel:  n/a
Disciplinary Counsel: Sarah Katz
Docket Number: PRB Docket No. 2020-064
Status: ASSIGNED TO HEARING PANEL. On August 26, 2020 a Petition of Misconduct was filed re respondent Carolyn Adams. Hearing Panel 6 was assigned on August 27, 2020. Respondent submitted a request for filing extension rec’d on October 2, 2020.  On October 5, Disciplinary Counsel filed a letter of no objection to the panel with a request for a date clarification. The Hearing Panel filed a decision granting the extension. The answer is due on November 16, 2020.

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Bowen, Richard K.
Respondent’s Counsel:  Richard K. Bowen
Disciplinary Counsel: Sarah Katz
Docket Number: PRB Docket No. 2019-083 and 088
Status: ASSIGNED TO HEARING PANEL. On June 28, 2019 a Petition of Misconduct was filed. Hearing Panel was assigned on July 5, 2019. On July 22, 2019, Respondent filed an answer to the Petition of Misconduct. On August 2, 2019, Disciplinary Counsel filed a Jointly Proposed Scheduling Order. On September 26, 2019, the Hearing Panel Chair signed the order. On November 8, 2019 Disciplinary Counsel filed a witness and exhibit list which was followed by an exhibit list filed by the Respondent on November 19, 2019. In an order filed on November 21, the Hearing Panel noted that the parties had not filed a jointly stipulated list of exhibits as outlined in the scheduling order, and requested compliance by notifying the panel in writing by December 2, 2019. On November 22, 2019, the Hearing Panel issued a Notice of Hearing for a full day hearing to be held at 9 a.m., December 11, 2019 in Courtroom #4 at the Bennington Family Courthouse. On November 27, 2019 the parties submitted a Consolidated List of Exhibits. On January 24, 2020, Respondent filed a motion to extend the filing date of the Memorandum of Law and Findings. Disciplinary Counsel filed a letter of no objection to the motion on January 31, 2020. The Hearing Panel order was issued on February 4, 2020, granting the motion, setting a new filing deadline for memoranda of law addressing violations and sanctions for March 10, 2020. On March 10, 2020, Disciplinary Counsel and Respondent filed Proposed Findings of Fact and Memo of Law. The Hearing Panel issued PRB Decision No. 233 on May 7, 2020. Respondent submitted a Request for Stay on May 12, 2020. On May 13, 2020 the Hearing Panel issued an Order denying the Request.

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Burke, John Downes
Respondent’s Counsel:  Self
Disciplinary Counsel: Daniel McCabe
Docket Number: PRB Docket No. 2020-040
Status: ASSIGNED TO HEARING PANEL. On October 15, 2020 a Petition of Misconduct was filed. Hearing Panel 10 (Welford, Lamson and Legacy) was assigned on Octber 16, 2020.

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Fink, Melvin
Respondent’s Counsel: David Sleigh

Disciplinary Counsel: Sarah Katz
Docket Number: PRB Docket No. 2019-012
Status: ASSIGNED TO HEARING PANEL. On February 20, 2019 a Petition of Misconduct was filed. Hearing Panel was assigned on February 27, 2019. Respondent’s Counsel filed an Answer with a Request for Stay of the Proceedings on February 27, 2019. Disciplinary Counsel filed no objection to stay on February 28, 2019. On March 8, Hearing Panel issued an Order requesting information filed in the criminal proceeding and any terms or conditions or release pending trial. On March 8, 2019, Respondent’s Counsel filed the Information and Conditions of Release in State v. Melvin Fink, Docket No. 124-1-19, as ordered by the Hearing Panel. On March 28, 2019 the Hearing Panel filed a Ruling on Request to Stay granting the motion with conditions. On March 29, 2019, Disciplinary Counsel filed a Motion for Reconsideration. The Motion was joined by Respondent. On May 3, 2019, the Hearing Panel issued a ruling on the motion amending the Panel’s March 28, 2019 decision.

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Kulig, Paul S.
Respondent’s Counsel: Timothy L. Taylor, Esq.
Disciplinary Counsel: Samantha Lednicky
Docket Number: PRB Docket No. 2020-066
Status: ASSIGNED TO HEARING PANEL. On September 22, 2020 a Petition of Misconduct was filed. Hearing Panel was assigned on September 23, 2020. On September 10, Counsel for the respondent, Timothy L. Taylor filed an answer in response to the petition.

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Legus, Carrie J.
Respondent’s Counsel:  Self
Disciplinary Counsel: Sarah Katz
Docket Number: PRB Docket No. 2020-102
Status: ASSIGNED TO HEARING PANEL. On September 9, 2020 a Petition of Misconduct was filed. Hearing Panel was assigned on September 15, 2020. Respondent is self-represented. Respondent filed an Answer on September 29, 2020.

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Manby, C. Robert, Jr.
Respondent’s Counsel:  Harry Ryan
Disciplinary Counsel: Sarah Katz
Docket Number: PRB Docket No. 2019-089
Status: ASSIGNED TO HEARING PANEL. On November 27, 2019 a Stipulation of Facts and Jointly Proposed Conclusion of Law was filed. Hearing Panel 2 was assigned on December 9, 2019. On December 17, 2019, the Hearing Panel Chair filed a Scheduling Order. On January 3, 2020, Disciplinary Counsel filed a Memorandum of Law Addressing Jointly Proposed Conclusions of Law. On January 17, 2020, Respondent filed a Memo in Opposition to Disciplinary Counsel’s Memo of Law. Respondent then filed a supplemental response on February 18, 2020, clarifying the Memo in Opposition. On March 6, 2020, the Hearing Panel issued a ruling rejecting the parties’ Proposed Stipulation of Facts. Disciplinary Counsel filed a Petition of Misconduct on August 5, 2020. On August 14th, 2020, Counsel for the Respondent filed a Motion for the Hearing Panel to Recuse itself from the case. Disciplinary Counsel responded to the motion on August 18, 2020. On August 25, 2020 Counsel for the Respondent filed a response to the Petition of Misconduct. On October 9, 2020 the Hearing Panel issues a decision to deny Respondent’s motion to recuse and to strike.

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Tiballi, Jason R.
Respondent’s Counsel:  Self
Disciplinary Counsel: Sarah Katz
Docket Number: PRB Docket No. 2020-084
Status: ASSIGNED TO HEARING PANEL. On October 1, 2020 a Stipulation of Facts and Jointly Proposed Conclusions of Law was filed. Hearing Panel 9 was assigned on October 12, 2020. On October 22, 2020, Disciplinary Counsel filed a Sanctions Memorandum and Jointly Proposed Conclusion of Law.

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