Georgia Attorney Ronald John Doeve: Financial Misconduct Leads To Disbarment

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Attorney Doeve has been DISBARRED. When is he being indicted for GRAND THEFT of $100s of thousands? 

Georgia Attorney Ronald John Doeve: Financial Misconduct Leads To Disbarment

The Georgia Supreme Court has disbarred Attorney Ronald John Doeve

All three matters are related to Doeve’s representation of Vivify Holdings, Inc. and Jason Herring, one of Vivify’s corporate officers. The facts, as found by the special master and supported by the record, are as follows: In SDBD No. 6851, Doeve agreed to act as escrow agent for a $100,000 investment that an investor wished to make in Vivify. Doeve agreed not to disburse the funds without the investor’s approval. However, Doeve disbursed the funds to Vivify the same day the funds were wired to his trust account. Doeve failed to communicate with the investor to confirm receipt of the funds or disbursement of the funds and failed to respond to the investor’s inquiries and to provide an accounting.

In SDBD No. 6853, Doeve agreed to represent a former client in obtaining funds owed by Herring. He also agreed to assist the former client’s husband, the husband’s company, and the former client’s lawyer in obtaining funds owed by Herring. Doeve and Herring falsely represented to these individuals that Herring had $2,000,000 in available funds and that Herring had deposited $460,000 into Doeve’s Chase Private Client account, which was not a trust account; Doeve wrote checks totaling $460,000 to the former client and others from the Chase account, but those checks were returned for insufficient funds. Doeve failed to provide an accounting and provided misleading information about the cause of the non-payment and when they could expect to be paid. Doeve also provided misleading information regarding this matter in the Bar disciplinary proceedings.

In SDBD No. 6854, Doeve agreed to assist Herring in paying legal fees to a lawyer who had represented Herring’s girlfriend. An intermediary was needed because the lawyer would not accept Herring’s check since Herring had previously provided the lawyer with an insufficient funds check. Doeve misled the lawyer about whether he had received funds from Herring, and although Doeve later agreed to pay the lawyer $15,000, he wrote the lawyer an insufficient-funds check from an account that was not a trust account. Doeve continued to mislead the lawyer about the cause for the returned check and when he could expect to be paid.

The attorney had sought to "tender his license,"

Source: Professional Legal Blog