The State of New Hampshire Supreme Court has announced that it suspended attorney Carol L. Kunz on June 21, 2023, for failing to file a required answer in a court case and not keeping her client informed.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Carol L. Kunz,” with case no. LD-2023-0007.

The charges cited New Hampshire Rules of Professional Conduct 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, and 8.4(a) which require:

A lawyer to provide competent representation to a client.

A lawyer to act with reasonable diligence and promptness in representing a client.

A lawyer to keep a client reasonably informed about the status of the client’s matter.

It is professional misconduct for a lawyer to violate the Rules of Professional Conduct.

The Rules of Professional Conduct can be found here.

The Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) recommended a one-year suspension for Attorney Carol L. Kunz due to her violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct, including failure to file a required answer in a court case and not keeping her client informed. Kunz agreed to the stipulation and waived her right to a hearing before the court.

The filing states:

“The PCC’s recommendation approved a stipulation signed by Attorney Kunz, her counsel, and the Attorney Discipline Office’s assistant disciplinary counsel, in which Attorney Kunz agreed that she had violated several Rules of Professional Conduct and further agreed that the appropriate sanction for these violations was a one-year suspension, with the suspension conditionally stayed for one year.”

Hence, with the endorsement of the PCC’s conclusions, decisions, and suggested penalties, the court issued the subsequent directive to suspend Kunz.

The Disposition states:

“Accordingly, having approved the PCC’s findings, rulings, and recommended sanction, the court orders as follows:

(1) Attorney Carol L. Kunz is suspended from the practice of law in New Hampshire for a period of one year, with the suspension stayed for one year on the condition that Attorney Kunz comply with the requirements set forth in the stipulation and the agreement to mandatory conditions; and
(2) Attorney Kunz is ordered to reimburse the Attorney Discipline Office for all costs and expenses incurred by the attorney discipline system in the investigation and prosecution Of this matter.”

Ms. Kunz practices in Manchester, New Hampshire. She is licensed in New Hampshire. Her info can be found on lawyersjustia.com.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.