The Supreme Court of South Carolina
In the Matter of Kenneth B. Massey, Respondent.
Respondent was suspended from the practice of law for two years. In the Matter of Massey, Op. No. 24784 (S.C. Sup. Ct. filed February 23, 2004). The Office of Disciplinary Counsel has filed a petition for the appointment of an attorney to protect the interests of respondent's clients pursuant to Rule 31, RLDE, Rule 413, SCACR.
IT IS ORDERED that the petition is granted, and Norton M. Geddie, Esquire, is hereby appointed to assume responsibility for respondent's client files, trust account(s), escrow account(s), operating account(s), and any other law office account(s) respondent may maintain. Mr. Geddie shall take action as required by Rule 31, RLDE, Rule 413, SCACR, to protect the interests of respondent's clients. Mr. Geddie may make disbursements from respondent's trust account(s), escrow account(s), operating account(s), and any other law office account(s) respondent may maintain that are necessary to effectuate this appointment.
This Order, when served on any bank or other financial institution maintaining trust, escrow and/or operating accounts of respondent, shall serve as an injunction to prevent respondent from making withdrawals from the account(s) and shall further serve as notice to the bank or other financial institution that Norton M. Geddie, Esquire, has been duly appointed by this Court.
Finally, this Order, when served on any office of the United States Postal Service, shall serve as notice that Norton M. Geddie, Esquire, has been duly appointed by this Court and has the authority to receive respondent's mail and the authority to direct that respondent's mail be delivered to Mr. Geddie's office.
This appointment shall be for a period
of no longer than nine months unless request is made to this Court for an extension.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
|s/Jean H. Toal
FOR THE COURT
Columbia, South Carolina
February 25, 2004