Law Firm Secretary Testifies
The secretary who blew the whistle on a Portland lawyer who was stealing from a client testified this week against the lawyer's partners. They are accused of breaking ethics rules in their handling of the matter.
Eleanor Rommel testified at a hearing in a case brought by the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. Six lawyers from the Dana and Verrill firm in Portland are accused of engaging in "willful blindness" to the misconduct of former partner John Duncan. Duncan was disbarred and served two years in federal prison for stealing about $300,000 from clients.
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