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In re Pressly

160 Vt. 319 (1993), 628 A.2d 927 (1993)

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In re Pressly

Vermont Supreme Court

160 Vt. 319 (1993), 628 A.2d 927 (1993)

Facts

Thomas Pressly (defendant) was an attorney representing a client in a divorce and child-custody proceeding. During the course of this legal representation, the client revealed to Pressly that she suspected that her estranged husband was sexually abusing her daughter. The client informed Pressly of her plans to investigate the alleged abuse and specifically instructed Pressly to not reveal the information to her husband’s attorney. When questioned by opposing counsel, however, Pressly disclosed his client’s suspicions. When Pressly’s client learned of this disclosure, she fired Pressly and retained new counsel. The Vermont Professional Conduct Board (plaintiff) recommended that Pressly be issued a public reprimand as discipline for violating the rules of professional conduct through this disclosure of his client’s confidential information. Pressly appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Per curiam)

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