The Supreme Court of South Carolina
In the Matter of Brian DeQuincey Newman, Petitioner.
Appellate Case Nos. 2019-000336 and 2019-000449
On April 20, 2017, petitioner was administratively suspended for failing to file a report showing his fulfillment of continuing legal education (CLE) requirements with the Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization. In re Admin. Suspension for Failure to Comply with the Continuing Legal Educ. Requirements, 2017-04-20-01 (S.C. Sup. Ct. Order dated April 20, 2017). Petitioner has filed a petition for reinstatement pursuant to Rule 419(e), SCACR, demonstrating (1) he has paid all license fees and penalties due to the South Carolina Bar; (2) he is current on all CLE requirements, including any fees and penalties; and (3) the Office of Disciplinary Counsel is not currently conducting any disciplinary investigations involving petitioner.
On November 14, 2018, petitioner was suspended from the practice of law in this state for a period of six months, retroactive to the date of his interim suspension.1In re Newman, 425 S.C. 420, 821 S.E.2d 689 (2018). Petitioner has filed an affidavit demonstrating he has complied with the requirements of Rule 32, RLDE, Rule 413, SCACR.
Petitioner's requests for reinstatement are granted, and petitioner is hereby reinstated to the practice of law in this state.
1 Petitioner was placed on interim suspension on January 8, 2016. In re Newman, 415 S.C. 239, 781 S.E.2d 355 (2016).
s/Donald W. Beatty C.J.
s/John W. Kittredge J.
s/Kaye G. Hearn J.
s/John Cannon Few J.
s/George C. James, Jr. J.
Columbia, South Carolina
May 13, 2019