Former State Representative Dan Webster, who owns a private law firm, has agreed to not practice law for nine-months.
Webster recently admitted to intentionally withdrawing funds from a client’s trust account for personal use after the state’s Office of Bar Counsel investigated the incident.
The matter was resolved without hearing but the suspension is a preliminary settlement for discipline and must be approved by the state’s Board of Bar Overseers and the Supreme Judicial Court.
According to the settlement, Webster kept non-compliant trust account records and failed to cooperate with the counsel’s investigation. As part of the agreement, Webster must attend a program designated by the counsel such as “How to Make Money and Stay Out of Trouble” or “Trust Account Training”.
Webster just left the Massachusetts State House after a decade representing the 6th Plymouth District. He ran for re-election this past fall and won the Republican nomination. However, he withdrew his name from the race just four days after the win and stated that he wants to focus on his family and law practice.