Category Archives: Alabama State Bar

Your complaint will receive the Alabama State Bar’s prompt attention and every attempt will be made to resolve your complaint in a manner which is fair to both you and the lawyer: Alabama State Bar, Office of General Counsel, Center for Professional Responsibility, The Disciplinary Commission

Alabama State Bar Center for Professional Responsibility
This might be the Alabama State Bar, Office of General Counsel, Center for Professional Responsibility, The Disciplinary Commission, definition of “PROMPT”
Alabama Great Seal
1.a.
Friday, September 4, 2015
3:45 PM
1 (800) 354-6154
call to Alabama State Bar transferred into voice-mail, and a message was left

5:19 (5 minutes 19 seconds)
Alabama State Bar 25 years
1.b.
1 month, 26 days, no reply
Office of General Counsel Alabama State Bar
2.a.
Friday, October 30, 2015
2:12 PM
1 (800) 354-6154
call to Alabama State Bar went into voice-mail of person said to be working on case, Trent Vickers
Alabama State Bar Center for Professional Responsibility
2.b.
Left message

1:48 (1 minute 48 seconds)
Alabama State Bar The Disciplinary Commission
2.c.
Friday, October 30, 2015
2:44 PM
1 (334) 517-2294
call from Trent Vickers went into voice-mail
Alabama State Bar 25 years
2.d.
Friday, October 30, 2015
2:55 PM
1 (334) 269-1515
call to Alabama State Bar, Trent Vickers, went into voice-mail

6:37 (6 minutes 37 seconds)

Alabama Great Seal
2.e.
1 week, 6 days, no reply
Alabama State Bar The Disciplinary Commission
3.a.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
11:29 AM
1 (334) 269-1515
call to Trent Vickers

7:03 (7 minutes 3 seconds)
Alabama Great Seal
[These phone calls were recorded for quality assurance]

TRANSLATION: You can’t (always) trust the government to do the right thing, so documenting all interactions with them can be beneficial
Alabama State Bar The Disciplinary Commission

Is the Alabama State Bar, Center for Professional Responsibility, Disciplinary Commission, Office of General Counsel, Corrupt and / or Just Inept❓

Is the Alabama State Bar, Center for Professional Responsibility, Disciplinary Commission, Office of General Counsel, Corrupt and / or Just Inept❓

Friday, January 2, 2015, Billy Shaun McGhee of Smith and McGhee P.C., 211 W. Main Street, Suite 1, Dothan, Alabama 36301, was Retained for $300.00 (Three-Hundred Dollars), Receipt No. 911961, to assist with the recovery of a client’s property
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Sunday, January 18, 2015, 5:44 PM, B. Shaun McGhee’s Legal Assistant was advised via e-mail, by the client, that the parties who had the client’s property, had moved to a NEW address, and provided the NEW address
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February 14, 2015, 9:39 AM, B. Shaun McGhee’s office was requested via e-mail, to provide the date the letter had been sent to the parties who had the client’s property
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February 24, 2015

Complaint Against a Lawyer
B. Shaun McGhee
was mailed to the Alabama State Bar
Complaint Against a Lawyer

Complaint Against a Lawyer

Complaints Against a Lawyer
Complaints Against Alabama Lawyers
Complaint Against an Alabama Lawyer
“A lawyer who is accused of misconduct suffers whether or not he is found to be at fault”

UNFORTUNATELY, the ALABAMA STATE BAR, CENTER for PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY, DISCIPLINARY COMMISSION, OFFICE of the GENERAL COUNSEL, does NOT advise the general public what this SUFFERing is
Complaint Against an Alabama Lawyer

Complaint Against an Alabama Lawyer
Your complaint will receive the Alabama State Bar’s prompt attention and every attempt will be made to resolve your complaint in a manner which is fair to both you and the lawyer

IF YOU REALLY BELIEVE THE Alabama State Bar WILL MAKE EVERY ATTEMPT TO RESOLVE YOUR COMPLAINT IN A MANNER WHICH IS FAIR TO BOTH YOU AND THE LAWYER, there is some swampland available for sale in Louisiana

Alabama State Bar
Center for Professional Responsibility
415 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104
334-269-1515
http://www.alabar.org

February 24, 2015, around 1:30 pm, B. Shaun McGhee provided the client a copy of the letter which had been sent to the parties OLD address, after a meeting regarding an unrelated matter

The letter was dated January [NO DAY] 2015
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It is interesting that the letter had NO DAY provided, since other letters from McGhee’s office have a complete date

March 12, 2014
(actually March 12 2015)
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September 4, 2014
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February 24, 2015
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PS Form 3811 Domestic Return Receipt 7001 1140 0001 5356 0781, showed that the letter had been signed for on Thursday, January 22, 2015, 11:39 am
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The United States Postal Service’s web-site’s Certified Mail Tracking Number screen showed that item 7001 1140 0001 5356 0781 had been mailed to the parties OLD address, Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 3:32 pm
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This was three (3) days AFTER the client had advised McGhee’s office that the parties had moved to a NEW address

McGhee refused to rectify the situation by sending the letter to the NEW address
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McGhee also did NOT provide the Certified Mail Receipt from the United States Postal Service
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A Certified Mail Receipt looks like this
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Or just a receipt from the USPS, showing the DAY the item was mailed
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February 26, 2015

Alabama State Bar
Center for Professional Responsibility
Disciplinary Commission
Office of General Counsel

Mr. Billy Shaun McGhee
Attorney at Law
PO Box 1225
Dothan AL 36302-1225

Re: CSP 2015-345
Complaint

Dear Mr. McGhee

Enclosed is a copy of a complaint / letter received in this office from the above-referenced individual concerning you

Rather than opening a formal investigative file at this time, you are requested to review the enclosed and submit, in writing, within fourteen (14) days from the date of this letter, your comments concerning the enclosed complaint / letter

In your response, you may include copies of any documents which are relevant to this inquiry

Please submit the original and one copy of your written response and enclosures to this office within fourteen (14) days from the date of this letter

Robyn Bernier
Investigator / Paralegal
For the Office of the General Counsel
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March 12, 2014
(actually March 12 2015)

B. Shaun McGhee sent
Robyn Bernier
Alabama State Bar
The Disciplinary Commission
P. O. Box 671
Montgomery, AL 36101

RE: CSP No. 2014-345
(actually CSP 2015-345)
Complaint
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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Alabama State Bar
The Disciplinary Commission
Telephone: 334-269-1515
P.O. Box 671
Montgomery, AL 36101
Fax: 334/261-6311
Delivery Address
415 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104

CSP 2015-345
Complaint against Billy Shaun McGhee

The Disciplinary Commission of the Alabama State Bar has received the complaint that you filed against the above-referenced attorney

A copy of your complaint was forwarded to the attorney and a copy of the attorney’s response to your complaint is enclosed

Two attorneys in the Office of General Counsel of the Alabama State Bar have reviewed your complaint and the attorney’s response to the complaint

In view of the nature and content of the complaint and the enclosed response of the attorney, we will take no further action in this matter

Robyn Bernier
Investigator / Paralegal
For the Office of the General Counsel
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There is NOT any evidence in the record, that the Alabama State Bar, Center for Professional Responsibility, Disciplinary Commission, Office of General Counsel, requested the Certified Mail Receipt, showing the DAY item 7001 1140 0001 5356 0781 was mailed, from B. Shaun McGhee

There is NOT any evidence in the record, that the Alabama State Bar, Center for Professional Responsibility, Disciplinary Commission, Office of General Counsel, requested a Receipt from the United States Postal Service, showing the DAY item 7001 1140 0001 5356 0781 was mailed, from B. Shaun McGhee

There is NOT any evidence in the record, that the Alabama State Bar, Center for Professional Responsibility, Disciplinary Commission, Office of General Counsel, accessed the United States Postal Service’s web-site’s Certified Mail Tracking Number screen, to see what DAY item 7001 1140 0001 5356 0781 was mailed by McGhee’s office

THE ALABAMA STATE BAR, CENTER FOR PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY, DISCIPLINARY COMMISSION, OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL, DOES NOT CARE IF YOU ADVISE AN ALABAMA ATTORNEY’s OFFICE THAT THE PARTIES THEY ARE TO SEND A LETTER TO, HAVE MOVED TO A NEW ADDRESS, AND THEY SEND THE LETTER TO THE OLD ADDRESS, AND REFUSE TO RECTIFY THE SITUATION BY MAILING THE LETTER TO THE NEW ADDRESS

Thursday, April 9, 2015 letter from client to Robyn Bernier, Alabama State Bar
Center for Professional Responsibility
Disciplinary Commission
Office of General Counsel
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Friday, April 17, 2015

We are in receipt of your request for reconsideration of the above-referenced matter

The Alabama State Bar only has jurisdiction over violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct

Your initial complaint, the respondent attorney’s response, and your recent request were independently reviewed by two lawyers in this office

They have concluded that there appears to be no new information which warrants a formal investigation

Therefore, no further action will be taken in this matter in accordance with our earlier decision
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May 5, 2015 letter from client to Alabama State Bar
Center for Professional Responsibility
Disciplinary Commission
Office of General Counsel

June 25, 2015

We are in receipt of your request for reconsideration of the above-referenced matter

The Alabama State Bar only has jurisdiction over violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct

Your initial complaint, the respondent attorney’s response, and your recent request were independently reviewed by two lawyers in this office

They have concluded that there appears to be no new information which warrants a formal investigation

Therefore, no further action will be taken in this matter in accordance with our earlier decision
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December 16, 2015 letter from client to Alabama State Bar
Center for Professional Responsibility
Disciplinary Commission
Office of General Counsel
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January 19, 2016

We are in receipt of your latest request for reconsideration of the above-referenced matter

The information you provided, your initial complaint and the attorney’s response were reviewed thoroughly and independently by two attorneys in the Office of General Counsel

While we can understand that you feel this is not a satisfactory resolution of your complaint, not every complaint constitutes a rule violation or has sufficient prosecutive merit

Your complaint was processed and investigated according to our procedures

In view of the fact that procedures were properly followed and a final determination made, there is nothing further we can do

Any other information received from you regarding this matter will be placed with your original complaints

However, no response from us will be forthcoming
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THE ALABAMA STATE BAR, CENTER FOR PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY, DISCIPLINARY COMMISSION, OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL, does NOT have PROCEDURES in place to request that an attorney provide a Certified Mail Receipt to show the DAY the item was mailed, nor to access the USPS’ web-site’s Certified Mail Tracking Number screen and look up the DAY an item was mailed, when they are conducting a so-called “investigation”

WARNING: The Alabama State Bar, Center for Professional Responsibility, Disciplinary Commission, Office of General Counsel, does NOT care if you advise an Alabama attorney’s office to make a change, and the Alabama attorney’s office ignores you, and refuses to rectify the situation

That is PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

WARNING: The Alabama State Bar, Center for Professional Responsibility, Disciplinary Commission, Office of General Counsel, does NOT seem to think that if you retain an attorney to write a letter, that you, as the client, should be allowed to review that letter before it is mailed

What does the Alabama State Bar, Center for Professional Responsibility, Disciplinary Commission, Office of General Counsel, have in common with s Ye olde England star chamber❓

Two attorneys in the Office of General Counsel of the Alabama State Bar have reviewed your complaint and the attorney’s response to the complaint
In view of the nature and content of the complaint and the enclosed response of the attorney, we will take no further action in this matter

“Two attorneys in the Office of General Counsel of the Alabama State Bar have reviewed your complaint”

TRANSLATION: “Two NAMELESS, FACELESS, BUREAUCRATS in the Office of General Counsel of the Alabama State Bar have reviewed your complaint”

Your initial complaint, the respondent attorney’s response, and your recent request were independently reviewed by two lawyers in this office
They have concluded that there appears to be no new information which warrants a formal investigation
Therefore, no further action will be taken in this matter in accordance with our earlier decision

” . . . were independently reviewed by two lawyers in this office”

TRANSLATION: ” . . . were independently reviewed by two NAMELESS, FACELESS, BUREAUCRATS in this office”

Duplicate

The information you provided your initial complaint and the attorney’s response were reviewed thoroughly and independently by two attorneys in the Office of General Counsel

” . . . were reviewed thoroughly and independently by two attorneys in the Office of General Counsel”

TRANSLATION: ” . . . were reviewed thoroughly and independently by two NAMELESS, FACELESS, BUREAUCRATS in the Office of General Counsel”

JUDGES in ALABAMA have more “PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY” than the NAMELESS, FACELESS, BUREAUCRAT attorneys / lawyers who “independently” review complaints at the Alabama State Bar, Center for Professional Responsibility, Disciplinary Commission, Office of General Counsel, who might be too YELLOW-BELLIED to sign off on their “determinations,” because maybe they do NOT want the notoriety of being responsible for some of the worst decisions in Alabama State Bar history

The Supreme Court of Alabama, through the Alabama State Bar, regulates lawyer conduct in this state

The Alabama State Bar’s grievance system was established by the Supreme Court of Alabama to enforce uniform standards of professional conduct for lawyers

All lawyers who practice law in Alabama must be members of the Alabama State Bar

Alabama Supreme Court
Mr. Robert G. Esdale
Clerk of the Court
300 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama 36104-3741

The Judicial System Study Commission of Alabama
Mr. Randy Helms
Administrative Director of Courts
300 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama 36104-3741

Alabama Judicial Conference
Mr. Randy Helms
Administrative Director of Courts
300 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama 36104-2714

@LutherStrange

Alabama Attorney General
Luther Strange
501 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama 36130

@GovernorBentley

Alabama Governor
Robert Bentley
State Capitol
600 Dexter Avenue, Room N-104
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-2751

@HarriAnneSmith

Alabama Senator
Harri Anne Smith
P O Box 483
Slocomb, Alabama 36375

@SteveClouse

Alabama Representative
Steve Clouse
11 South Union Street, Suite 410-D
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-2950

@AlabamaStateBar

Alabama State Bar
Mr. Keith B. Norman
Executive Director / Secretary
P. O. Box 671
Montgomery, Alabama 36101