Ga. high court disbars Augusta lawyer

The Georgia Supreme Court disbarred Augusta attorney Samuel Cruse today.

In an order released this morning, the state’s high court revealed details of the investigation that resulted in Cruse’s disbarment following repeated disciplinary actions by the state bar and the federal court.

Cruse, who was licensed to practice law in 1988, was barred from practicing in federal court in February 2007.

According to the opinion, Cruse admitted his professional failures in accepting $9,000 from a woman and filing what the federal judge deemed “the most frivolous and least warranted suit” he had ever seen.

In a second case, Cruse failed time after time to refund a client’s $4,000 even after ordered to do so by a state and federal judge, and after being given repeated chances to do so to save himself from possible disbarment.

 


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