Ex-RI Bar President Gives Up His Law License
Posted Mar 20, 2009 10:14 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss
The former president of the Rhode Island Bar Association has given up his law license and shuttered his Pawtucket law office.
Richard Pacia is no longer practicing law, his criminal defense lawyer Anthony Traini told the Providence Journal.
Pacia stepped down from his post as state bar president last month citing “personal and professional matters” that required his attention. News reports that followed detailed several lawsuits against Pacia claiming malpractice or failure to repay loans that financed his real estate investments.
Pacia has not been charged with any criminal violations and Traini would not disclose why he was hired, the story says.