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12 Attorneys suspended in South Carolina

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The Judicial Update

April 20, 2011

South Carolina: The South Carolina Supreme Court has ordered 12 attorneys to surrender their certificates to practice law in the state. The attorneys in question were administratively suspended on February 1, 2011 for failure to pay state bar license fees, and were still delinquent as of April 1, 2011.

They may petition for reinstatement within three years of this order; if they do not, membership in the South Carolina Bar will be terminated and the lawyer's name will be removed from the roll of attorneys in South Carolina. [1]

The suspended attorneys are:

  • Baylor B. Banks of Thompson Law, LLC. in Atlanta, GA
  • Gerald Archie Beard of Michelin North America, Inc. in Greenville, SC
  • Ryan Thomas Gardner of Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP in Houston, TX
  • Gwendolyn S. Hailey of Durham, NC
  • Eric Paul Kelley of Lexington, SC
  • G. Clint Parker of Greenville, SC
  • Shawn M. Pellow of Mansfield Center, CT
  • Barrett Owen Poppler of Wiseman & Poppler, PA in Concord, NC
  • John J. Rearer of Coral Springs, FL
  • Marc W. Richardson of EPA-CID in Brunswick, GA
  • Garth D. Richmond of Harrity & Harrity, L.L.P. in Fairfax, VA
  • Eugene E. Stoker of St. Louis, MO