The Supreme Court of South Carolina
In the Matter of Ray A. Lord, Petitioner.
Appellate Case No. 2022-001817
Respondent has submitted a motion to resign in lieu of discipline pursuant to Rule 35, RLDE, Rule 413, SCACR. Respondent faces two disciplinary complaints alleging that he violated certain Lawyer Advertising Rules and that he was convicted of a serious crime. 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, Respondent shall surrender his Certificate of Admission to Practice Law to the Clerk of the Supreme 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
February 8, 2023