Bowler v. Folmsbee
An attorney can reach agreement with Disciplinary Counsel to consolidate disciplinary matters for presentation in one action before the Superior Court. A local grievance panel found probable cause that the respondent violated Rule 8.1 of the Rules of Professional Conduct and Rules §§2-32(a)(1) and 2-27 of the Connecticut Practice Book. Practice Book §2-27 provides, "[E]ach lawyer or law firm shall maintain, separate from the lawyer's or the firm's personal funds, one or more accounts accurately reflecting the status of funds handled by the lawyer or firm as fiduciary or attorney, and shall not use such funds for any unauthorized purpose." The respondent attorney, John Folmsbee, was admitted to the bar of the State of Connecticut in 2001 and already is the subject of another disciplinary matter. The respondent did not register with the Statewide Grievance Committee in 2012. Currently, he is not in good standing. The respondent reached agreement with Disciplinary Counsel to consolidate the disciplinary matters so that they may be resolved in one action in Superior Court. The Statewide Grievance Committee ordered the respondent's presentment to Superior Court for discipline.