The Verrill Dana attorney who stole thousands of dollars from his clients has been permanently disbarred from practicing law in Maine. This was the first lifetime disbarment in the state.
He will also mostly spend two years in jail.
A former Verrill Dana law partner will not appeal the lifetime disbarment handed down against him by Maine’s highest court.
The historic ruling permanently bans John D. Duncan from practicing law in this state, and effectively ends his law career. It is the most severe professional sanction ever imposed on a Maine lawyer, according to the state Board of Bar Overseers.
“He accepts the consequences,” Duncan’s lawyer, Toby Dilworth, said Monday.
“From the beginning of my representation of him, he has acknowledged his misconduct and taken full responsibility.”