After nearly eight months, the West Virginia Supreme Court has issued a ruling in the matter of E. Lavoyd Morgan. The court’s opinion strips Morgan, a Lewisburg attorney, of his license to practice law in the state of West Virginia.
According to a statement released by the Office of Lawyer Disciplinary Counsel, the court suspended Morgan’s license back on March 20 of this year “pending resolution to disciplinary proceedings.”
On Wednesday, Nov. 17, the Supreme Court ruled that Morgan’s license be immediately revoked “based on the findings that he violated numerous Rules set forth in the Rules of Professional Conduct.”
The statement goes on to say, “In addition, Respondent (Morgan) was ordered to refund fees to twelve clients, to comply with the mandates of Rule 3.28 (duties of disbarred or suspended lawyers) of the Rules of Lawyer Disciplinary Procedure unless he has done so under his prior suspensions, and to pay the costs of the disciplinary proceeding.”
Morgan has been ordered to provide refunds in excess of $41,592.50 to various former clients, as well as $8,910.02 to the Office of Disciplinary Counsel for court proceedings.
The West Virginia Daily News will have more on this story as additional information becomes available.