The Supreme Court of South Carolina
In the Matter of George Eugene Lafaye, IV, Respondent.Appellate Case No. 2021-000671
Respondent has submitted a motion to resign in lieu of discipline pursuant to Rule 35, RLDE, Rule 413, SCACR. Respondent faces a disciplinary complaint alleging he persistently failed to communicate with a client and failed to diligently handle the client's legal matter. In the affidavit attached to his motion, Respondent acknowledges that Disciplinary Counsel can prove the allegations against him and states he does not desire to contest or defend against those allegations.
We grant Respondent's motion. In accordance with the provisions of Rule 35, RLDE, Respondent's resignation shall be permanent. Respondent will never again be eligible to apply and will not be considered for admission or reinstatement to the practice of law or for any limited practice of law in South Carolina.Within fifteen days from the date of this order, Respondent shall file an affidavit with the Clerk of this Court showing Respondent has complied with Rule 30, RLDE, Rule 413, SCACR, and shall also surrender his Certificate of Admission to Practice Law to the Clerk of this Court.
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
August 4, 2021