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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jan 25, 2019
On Jan. 23, Campbell County lawyer Donald Brent Gray received a public censure from the Board of Professional Responsibility. Gray was appointed to represent an indigent criminal client in General Sessions Court and was required to represent the client throughout the proceedings, including any appeals, until the case had been concluded or he was granted permission to withdraw by the court. The client was indicted in General Sessions and Gray improperly advised the client that he could no longer represent him unless a $10,000 retainer fee was paid. The client paid $2,750 toward the fee and no written fee agreement was memorialized nor did Gray deposit the funds into his trust account until the fee had been earned. Gray also failed to inform the Circuit Court that he had been appointed to represent the client in that court.