On Thursday, January 26, 2023, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk County ruled on the Petition for Disability Inactive Status filed by the Office of Bar Counsel concerning North Falmouth Attorney Camala A. Richardson.

The case is entitled “In the matter of Brian R. Cook” with case no. BD-2023-009.

The instant petition was pursuant to Supreme Judicial Court Rule 4:01, § 13(2), which state:

The bar counsel shall investigate information that a lawyer’s physical or mental condition may adversely affect his or her ability to practice law, except information involving the physical or mental condition of the bar counsel, assistant bar counsel, or any member of the Board, which shall be forwarded to the Board for investigation and disposition. In the event that the lawyer admits that he or she is incapacitated, the court may, upon petition of the bar counsel, enter an order placing the lawyer on disability inactive status, accepting the lawyer’s resignation, or temporarily suspending the lawyer from the practice of law. With the approval of the Board chair or a member of the Board designated by the chair, the bar counsel may initiate formal proceedings pursuant to subsection (4) of this section to determine whether the lawyer shall be transferred to disability inactive status.

In view of the foregoing, the Court ruled in favor of the Office of Bar Counsel’s petition and deemed it appropriate to enter an order transferring Richardson to disability inactive status.

According to her LinkedIn profile, Ms. Camala A. Richardson practiced in North Falmouth, Massachusetts as the founding attorney of Richardson Law. She attended the University of Massachusetts School of Law, graduating in 2012. Richardson has been licensed in Massachusetts.

A copy of the Order of Disability Inactive Status can be found here.