Legal Ethics

South Carolina Supreme Court Suspends Lawyer for Slapping Defendant

In a ruling Monday, the South Carolina Supreme Court suspended the license of a Conway attorney for slapping a defendant during a deposition.

Conway, S.C.-based lawyer Richard M. Lovelace Jr. pleaded no contest to simple assault and was fined after he slapped a defendant in the face because he thought the defendant was being disrespectful, the Associated Press reports.

Lovelace, who reported the incident to the Office of Disciplinary Counsel, agreed to a suspension of up to 90 days and anger management classes.

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