SC: February 2017 Attorney Discipline Cases

Marc Alan Wells

Marc Alan Wells v. Kentucky Bar Association
2016-SC-000662-KB February 16, 2017 

Opinion and Order of the Court. Minton, C.J.; Hughes, Keller, VanMeter, Venters, and Wright, JJ., concur. Cunningham, J., not sitting. The charges against Wells arose from his failure to keep personal and client funds separate; his failure to maintain an adequate balance in his escrow account; and his failure to timely respond to requests for information from the KBA. Wells admitted the violations. However, he noted that he had been involved in no prior disciplinary proceedings during his more than 40 years of practice and that he had taken steps to ameliorate any harm when he realized his errors. The parties agreed that a 61 day suspension probated for one year with conditions was appropriate. The conditions included receipt of no additional charges within the probationary period and completion of 6 the Ethics and Professionalism Enhancement Program. The Supreme Court concurred that the agreed to sanctions were appropriate and issued an order consistent with that agreement.