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South Carolina
Judicial Branch

The Supreme Court of South Carolina

In the Matter of James T. McBratney, Respondent.


Respondent was suspended on December 5, 2005, for a period of thirty (30) days. He has now filed an affidavit requesting reinstatement pursuant to Rule 32, of the Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement contained in Rule 413, SCACR.

The request is granted and he is hereby reinstated to the practice of law in this State. Respondent shall, however, pay the sum of $5,570.85 in attorneys fees as requested in the petition of Desa Ballard, Esquire, dated December 22, 2005. These attorneys fees shall be paid within forty-five (45) days of the date of this order.


s/Jean H. Toal                                    C.J.
s/James E. Moore                             J.
s/E. C. Burnett, III                                J.
s/Costa M. Pleicones                        J.
Waller, J., not participating

Columbia, South Carolina
January 6, 2006