VIRGINIA:



BEFORE THE THIRD DISTRICT SUBCOMMITTEE

OF THE VIRGINIA STATE BAR



IN THE MATTER OF

HENRY OTIS BROWN

VSB Docket No. 01-031-2272



SUBCOMMITTEE DETERMINATION

(PUBLIC REPRIMAND)


On September 10, 2002, a meeting in this matter was held before a duly convened Third District Subcommittee consisting of H. Martin Robertson, Esquire, Melvin E. Rosen, Jr., Lay Member and Marcus D. Minton, Esquire, presiding.

Pursuant to Part 6, §IV, ¶13(B)(5)(c)(ii)(d) of the Rules of the Supreme Court, the Third District Subcommittee of the Virginia State Bar hereby serves upon the Respondent the following Public Reprimand:

1. The respondent, Henry Otis Brown, was admitted to the practice of law in the Commonwealth of Virginia on May 2, 1980.

II. NATURE OF MISCONDUCT


Bar Counsel and the Respondent agree that the stipulated findings of fact give rise to findings of the following Disciplinary Rule Violation(s):


RULE 1.3 Diligence

(a) A lawyer shall act with reasonable diligence and promptness in representing a client.


RULE 1.4 Communication


(a) A lawyer shall keep a client reasonably informed about the status of a matter and promptly comply with reasonable requests for information.



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(c) A lawyer shall inform the client of facts pertinent to the matter and of communications from another party that may significantly affect settlement or resolution of the matter.



III. PUBLIC REPRIMAND


Accordingly, it is the decision of the Subcommittee to impose a Public Reprimand and the Respondent is hereby so reprimanded. The Clerk of the Disciplinary System shall assess costs.

 

THIRD DISTRICT SUBCOMMITTEE

OF THE VIRGINIA STATE BAR





 

By_________________________________

Marcus D. Minton

Subcommittee Chair





CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE



I certify that I have this ______ day of ___________________, 2002, mailed by CERTIFIED MAIL, RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED, a true and correct copy of the Subcommittee Determination (Public Reprimand) to the Respondent, Henry Otis Brown, Esquire, 116 South Sycamore Street, Petersburg, Virginia 23803, his last address of record with the Virginia State Bar.







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