(02/22/2007)
Well-known Clay lawyer Wayne King must give up his law license for at least 60 days because he broke rules of professional conduct in borrowing money from a client.

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ordered the suspension on February 16.

King borrowed $15,000 in 2003 from a client who was a relative.

According to the Lawyer Disciplinary Board, King broke the rules.

Disciplinary counsel Charles Jones III wanted to suspend King for six months, but the family situation moved the Justices to declare six months is unduly severe.

King will have to complete 12 hours of ethics classes.

Six years ago, the Court sent King to six hours of ethics classes for similar misconduct. They did not suspend him at that time.

His relative wrote King a $15,000 check in return for a promissory note.

After the relative wrote the check, he filed a complaint with the disciplinary board.


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