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State Democratic party chair disciplined

Mike Berlon

Mike Berlon

LOGANVILLE -- The Loganville attorney who chairs the Georgia Democratic Party was reprimanded Monday by the Georgia Supreme Court.

Mike Berlon volunteered for the disciplinary measure -- one of the lowest levels allowed -- after a dispute with a client lingered for years.

The case involved complaints that a custody action was not filed when he asked and that the attorney paid a private investigator without authorization.

Berlon, who has not been previously disciplined in 20 years of practice, said he felt bad that the client was not satisfied but said there had been miscommunication on the case.

The complaint had been active since prior to Berlon's election as chairman of the state party in the fall of 2010 and did come up during the campaign, he said.

"This has nothing to do with politics. It's about my professional practice as an attorney," he said. "I'm just happy to get it behind me and move forward."

Comments

kevin 1 year, 4 months ago

Why is this story so important? I don't get it since it involves his own private practice.

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Linda 1 year, 4 months ago

And the point of this story is????

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Why_not 1 year, 4 months ago

Just a subtle "dig" at the Demoncratic party chair.

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Haughton 1 year, 4 months ago

The case, no matter how insignificant, went all the way to the the GA Supreme Court. Any politician would be wise to go public with full disclosure. Mr. Berlon seems very forthright with the interview.

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Haughton 1 year, 3 months ago

Well apparently the other shoe dropped hard for Mr. Berlon. This story fails to inform that the reprimand was losing his law license. Much more bad news for Berlon and the Democratic Party ....

http://georgiaunfiltered.blogspot.com/2013/05/facing-more-legal-troubles-georgia.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GeorgiaPoliticsUnfiltered+(Georgia+Unfiltered)

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Haughton 1 year, 3 months ago

Mr. Berlon's political ambitions and his private pracitce are no more ...

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local-govt-politics/atlanta-mayor-calls-for-ga-democratic-party-head-t/nX5wZ/

So much for a non-story!

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rco1847 1 year, 3 months ago

The complainant was manipulated by the Republican Party of Georgia.

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Haughton 1 year, 3 months ago

Mr. rco1847

Blaming Republicans will not work. Even Democrats are becoming increasingly aware that blaming the other side is not working. Time to take accountability for own failures:

http://www.peachpundit.com/2013/05/29/dem-director-berlon-out/

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rco1847 1 year, 3 months ago

Meanwhile, the Gwinnett County BOC had 3 out of 5 sitting commissioners in trouble for criminal behavior in the past couple of years including the former chairman For one it was a family matter with her son also involved.

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