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IN THE MATTER OF RICK L. CAMP.
0.
PER CURIAM.
These are three State Bar disciplinary proceedings against Respondent Rick L. Camp which have been consolidated. The Respondent has failed to respond to the complaints and motions for default in each of the three cases. The Review Panel of the State Disciplinary Board has recommended disbarment in each case.
Case No. 796
Respondent was retained by a client to represent him in a contempt action brought by the client's former wife. Prior to the contempt hearing Respondent gave a check to the former wife, representing it to be child support owed by the client. Respondent knew at the time that there were insufficient funds to cover the check. The check was dishonored by the bank, and Respondent refused to honor the check despite the former wife's repeated requests.
The Special Master and Review Panel of the State Disciplinary Board found Respondent in violation of Standards 4, 45 and 65 of State Bar Rule 4-102.
Case No. 797
A client retained Respondent to represent him in a personal injury action, and a contingent fee arrangement was agreed upon. Respondent failed to take any action in the case and did not respond to the client's phone calls or letters. The client discharged Respondent, but Respondent refused to return the client's file to him.
The Special Master and Review Panel of the State Disciplinary Board found Respondent in violation of Standards 22, 44 and 68 of State Bar Rule 4-102.
Case No. 798
Paying a retainer, a client hired Respondent to represent him in a civil action. Respondent did no work on the case, and failed to respond to the client's phone calls and letters. The client discharged Respondent, but Respondent failed to return the retainer.
The Special Master and Review Panel of the State Disicplinary Board found Respondent in violation of Standards 21, 22, 23, 44 and 68 of State Bar Rule 4-102.
Disbarment.
DECIDED JANUARY 10, 1991.
Thursday May 21 09:54 EDT


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