The Supreme Court of South Carolina
In the Matter of John M. Gulledge, Deceased.
The Office of Disciplinary Counsel has filed a petition advising the Court that Mr. Gulledge passed away on March 18, 2007, and requesting appointment of an attorney to protect Mr. Gulledges clients interests pursuant to Rule 31, RLDE, Rule 413, SCACR. The petition is granted.
IT IS ORDERED that Marvin R. Watson, Esquire, is hereby appointed to assume responsibility for Mr. Gulledges client files, trust account(s), escrow account(s), operating account(s), and any other law office account(s) Mr. Gulledge maintained. Mr. Watson shall take action as required by Rule 31, RLDE, Rule 413, SCACR, to protect the interests of Mr. Gulledges clients. Mr. Watson may make disbursements from Mr. Gulledges trust account(s), escrow account(s), operating account(s), and any other law office account(s) Mr. Gulledge maintained 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 Mr. Gulledge, shall serve as notice to the bank or other financial institution that Marvin R. Watson, 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 Marvin R. Watson, Esquire, has been duly appointed by this Court and has the authority to receive Mr. Gulledges mail and the authority to direct that Mr. Gulledges mail be delivered to Mr. Watsons office.
This appointment shall be for a period of no longer than nine months unless request is made to this Court for an extension.
|s/ Jean H. Toal C.J.
FOR THE COURT
Columbia, South Carolina
April 25, 2007