Legal Ethics

Lawyer accused of lying about malpractice coverage is disbarred by consent

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A North Carolina lawyer accused of falsifying documents to claim he had malpractice coverage has been disbarred by consent.

Edward McVey III of Greensboro, North Carolina, provided falsified documents to at least one mortgage lender to qualify as a lawyer approved to handle real estate closings, according to findings of fact in the consent order of disbarment (PDF). The Legal Profession Blog and the Greensboro News & Record have coverage of the order, filed by the state bar in Guilford County court Feb. 27.

McVey did not have malpractice coverage for at least 15 years, according to the findings of fact.

The newspaper was unable to reach the 67-year-old lawyer for comment.

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