Brunswick lawyer suspended for 4 years

By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff
Posted Jan. 10, 2013, at 6:26 p.m.

AUGUSTA — The Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar on Thursday announced that Brunswick attorney Carolyn M. Asquith has been suspended from practicing law for four years.

The suspension, which is effective immediately, was imposed after seven unrelated complaints were filed against her by former clients, a fellow attorney and a District Court judge.

Asquith, 36, was found to have violated seven rules of professional conduct and one bar rule. The complaints involved family law matters, according to the suspension order signed by Maine Supreme Judicial Court Justice Jon Levy.

Although she was suspended for four years, one year of that suspension was suspended. After one year, Asquith may ask to have more of her term of suspension suspended if she meets certain conditions, including seeking treatment for the depression Asquith said caused her professional lapses, according to the board of overseers.

For information on filing a complaint with the board of overseers, visit www.mebaroverseers.org or call 623-1121.

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