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High Court Accepts Surrender of Attorney's Law License for Misappropriating Client Funds

Friday, July 7, 2023 | 0

The Supreme Court of Georgia last week accepted an attorney’s voluntary surrender of his law license for misusing an injured worker’s settlement funds. Richard H. Middleton Jr. had been a licensed lawyer since 1977. He admitted that he was co-counsel for a client who was injured in an automobile collision in the Savannah area in 2016. Middleton filed a lawsuit on behalf of the client in Georgia state court, which he eventually settled for $100,000. Middleton placed the settlement in a bank account, pending resolution of the client's South Carolina workers' compensati...

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