AN UNNAMED ATTORNEY V. KBA
Order privately reprimanded movant
DATE RENDERED: 11/26/2008
Attorney admitted to advising divorce client to execute mortgage in attorney’s favor, instructing her not to tell her client’s husband (co-owner of encumbered property) and without otherwise giving the client the opportunity to seek independent legal counsel. After client signed all interest in the property to her husband in property settlement, attorney recorded the mortgage. The now-former husband filed a bar complaint against the attorney when he learned of the mortgage. The Supreme Court granted the attorney’s motion for a private reprimand against the attorney.
From SC November