The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

Local News

July 11, 2012

Attorney’s license suspended

The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia has issued an order to administratively suspend the license of a Fayette County attorney.

Belinda S. Morton, a lawyer in Fayetteville, was ordered by the court April 25 to “be examined by qualified medical and/or psychiatric experts to determine whether she is disabled from continuing to practice law.”

The Office of Disciplinary Counsel presented the court with a motion to reconsider the petition seeking administrative suspension of Morton after her medical evaluation was received.

The court has granted that petition, suspending Morton’s license to practice law. Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Fayette County Paul M. Blake and Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Raleigh County John A. Hutchison are now authorized to appoint an attorney to Morton’s files and take action to protect her interests, as well as those of her clients.

Jane Moran, a Williamson attorney, was appointed by the court to serve as counsel for Morton in this action.

 

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