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South Carolina
Judicial Branch

The Supreme Court of South Carolina

In the Matter of James Michael Brown, Respondent.


On April 8, 2011, respondent was arrested and charged with felony driving under the influence resulting in death,1 leaving the scene of an accident, open container, and driving under the influence, second offense.  The Office of Disciplinary Counsel has filed a petition asking this Court to place respondent on interim suspension pursuant to Rule 17(a)  RLDE, Rule 413, SCACR.

IT IS ORDERED that respondent’s license to practice law in this state is suspended until further order of the Court.

  s/Jean Hoefer Toal
Jean Hoefer Toal
Chief Justice

Columbia, South Carolina
April 13, 2011

1 At the time of the arrest, the pedestrian victim was not expected to live.  However, as of the date of the Petition for Interim Suspension, the victim has survived.