The Law Office of Nicholas D. Ward

Washington, D.C.

Expert Consultation to Bar Counsel

Docket 102-93

Consulted by Traci M. Tait regarding attorney disciplinary liability under power of attorney for mismanaging principal's affairs including putting principal's money in joint account with attorney.

Docket 143-96

Consulted by Traci M. Tait regarding attorney disciplinary liability for faulty work for a personal representative.

Docket 472-93

Consulted by Traci M. Tait regarding attorney disciplinary liability for faulty drafting of will and administration thereunder.

Docket 102-94

Consulted by Richard A. Hibey concerning taking fees in an estate.

Docket 120-97

Testified before Committee Nine for R. Kenneth Mundy on attorney's duty when client personal representative steals estate assets.

Docket 242-97

Testified before Committee Nine for Leftwich & Douglas on attorney's duties as Personal Representative to bring decedent's estate to a successful conclusion and reasonableness of fees and when paid, and as to the then accepted practice in the Probate Division of taking fees and then seeking ratification in a disciplinary case before a Hearing Panel, BPR. Testimony on February 17, 1998, prevented disbarment for misappropriation. In Re: Carrie L. Fair, 780 A.2d 1106 (D.C. 2001).