On Wednesday, July 5, 2023, the Supreme Court of Appeal of the State of West Virginia granted attorney Matthew P. Moriarty’s petition to voluntarily resign from the West Virginia State Bar.
The case is entitled “In the Matter of Matthew P. Moriarty,” with case no. 23-200.
Moriarty decided to resign from his profession voluntarily. He filed a petition on April 12, 2023, asking the Court to accept his resignation in accordance with the rules of lawyer disciplinary procedure. He did not state any reason for his decision, nor did he face any disciplinary charges or investigations at the time of his petition.
The Court considered his petition and received a written report from the Investigative Panel of the Lawyer Disciplinary Board. The panel, chaired by Letitia Neese Chafin, recommended that the Court grant Moriarty’s petition and allow him to resign from the bar.
The Court agreed with the panel’s recommendation and ordered that Moriarty be permitted to resign from the bar. The Court also ordered that Moriarty comply with the client notification requirements of the rules of lawyer disciplinary procedure, if applicable.
The Disposition states:
“It is ORDERED that the petitioner Matthew P. Moriarty has leave to voluntarily resign from the West Virginia State Bar. It is finally ordered that the petitioner shall comply with the client notification requirements of Rule 3.28 of the Rules of Lawyer Disciplinary Procedure, If applicable.”
Mr. Moriarty is licensed in West Virginia.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.