IN THE MATTER OF PATRICK G. BEGLEY, An Attorney at Law, Respondent.
Moog Deputy Disciplinary Counsel Office of Disciplinary
COMPLAINT RULES 8, A(5), MRLDE, AND 3.4, 8.1 AND
leave of the Commission on Practice ("Commission")
granted on January 11, 2019, the Office of Disciplinary
Counsel ("ODC") hereby charges Patrick G. Begley,
an attorney at law admitted to practice before the courts of
Montana, with professional misconduct as follows:
Patrick G. Begley, hereinafter referred to as Respondent, was
admitted to the practice of law in the State of Montana in
2004, at which time he took the oath required for admission,
agreeing to abide by the Rules of Professional Conduct, the
Disciplinary Rules adopted by the Supreme Court, and the
highest standards of honesty, justice and morality, including
but not limited to those outlined in parts 3 and 4 of Chapter
61, Title 37, Montana Code Annotated.
Montana Supreme Court has approved and adopted the Montana
Rules of Professional Conduct ("MRPC"), governing
the ethical conduct of attorneys licensed to practice law in
the State of Montana, which Rules were in effect at all times
mentioned in this Complaint.
realleges and incorporates paragraphs 1 through 2 of the
General Allegations as if fully restated in this Count One.
4. In a
prior Rule 26 proceeding before the Commission (Montana
Supreme Court Cause No. PR 16-0237; ODC joined file Nos.
15-013 and 15-086), Respondent submitted a Conditional
Admission and Affidavit of Consent (attached hereto as
Exhibit 1) in which he admitted that his conduct violated
Rules 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 8.1(b), 8.4(c), 1.15, and 1.18, MRPC,
and Rule 8A(6), RLDE, and consented to specified discipline.
Rule 26 Hearing was held before the Commission on January 11,
March 13, 2017, the Commission submitted to the Court its
Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Recommendation that
Respondent's conditional admission be accepted (attached
hereto as Exhibit 2).
Order dated March 21, 2017 (attached hereto as Exhibit 3),
the Court accepted and adopted the Commission's
recommendation and ordered Respondent to:
a. Attend a public censure before the Court;
b. A two-year term of probationary status [effective the date
of the Order] with the following terms and conditions:
i. maintain a manageable level caseload;
ii. obtain a mentor, subject to ODC's approval, to
monitor his practice and review the state of any ...