On Monday, April 3, 2023, the Supreme Court of South Carolina suspended attorney Edward C. Nix. The case is entitled “In the Matter of Attorney Edward C. Nix,” and was brought by the Office of the Disciplinary Counsel, with case no. 2023-000481 and 2023-000482.
The Office of Disciplinary Counsel requested the court to place the respondent on an interim suspension pursuant to rule 17(a) of the Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement (RLDE). Moreover, the petition also requested the appointment of the receiver to protect the interests of the respondent’s clients.
In terms of the receiver, the court-appointed attorney Peyre T. Lumpkin to assume the responsibility for the respondent’s client files, trust accounts, escrow accounts, operating accounts, and any other law office accounts the respondent may maintain.
According to the order, Mr. Lumpkin may not practice law in any federal, state, or local court, including the entry of an appearance in a court of the state of South Carolina or of the United States. Mr. Lumpkin may make disbursements from and close the respondent’s trust accounts, escrow accounts, operating accounts, and any other law office accounts the respondent may maintain that are necessary to effectuate the said appointment.
The Order states:
“IT IS ORDERED that Respondent’s license to practice law in this state is suspended until further order of this Court.”
As of today, Mr. Nix is listed in the law firm George Sink, P.A. as a practicing attorney. He attended the Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, graduating in 2005. He practices in Greenville, South Carolina. He is licensed in South Carolina. His info can be found on lawyer.com.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.