On Monday, February 19, 2024, the Rhode Island Supreme Court disbarred attorney Raymond J. Haskell, Jr. after consenting to the severe penalty amidst a professional misconduct investigation

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Raymond J. Haskell, Jr” with case number 2024-36-M.P

According to the filing, Haskell filed an affidavit with the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court on January 26, 2024, stating that he was aware he was under investigation for professional misconduct. In the affidavit, Haskell freely and voluntarily consented to disbarment and said he understood the implications of submitting his consent.

The Disciplinary Counsel’s office presented Haskell’s affidavit to the Supreme Court on February 5th. After reviewing the affidavit, the Supreme Court determined that disbarment was an appropriate consequence.

In its order, the court officially disbarred Haskell from practicing law in Rhode Island, citing Article III, Rule 13 of the state’s Rules of Disciplinary Procedure for Attorneys. Haskell is prohibited from engaging in the practice of law going forward.

Additionally, the order directs Haskell to comply with Rule 15 requirements within 10 days of the disbarment. This includes filing an affidavit showing he has followed the disbarment order, listing other jurisdictions where he is licensed to practice law, and providing an address where further communications can be sent.

Haskell’s disbarment on consent means he agreed to voluntarily surrender his law license and end his legal career as part of the misconduct investigation, avoiding a potential disciplinary hearing. Disbarment is typically considered the most severe form of legal sanction and prohibits an individual from practicing law.

According to Avvo, Haskell, Jr. was an attorney in Cumberland, Rhode Island. He obtained his law license in Rhode Island in 2002.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.