In re Depew (Order of Disbarment)

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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF KANSAS Bar Docket No. 16184 In the Matter of CHAUNCEY M. DEPEW, Respondent. ORDER OF DISBARMENT In a letter signed July 28, 2015, addressed to the Clerk of the Appellate Courts, respondent Chauncey M. Depew, an attorney admitted to practice law in Kansas, voluntarily surrendered his license to practice law in Kansas, pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 217 (2014 Kan. Ct. R. Annot. 403). At the time the respondent surrendered his license, a complaint had been docketed by the Office of the Disciplinary Administrator for investigation. The complaint alleged that the respondent violated Kansas Rules of Professional Conduct 1.7 (2014 Kan. Ct. R. Annot. 531) (conflict of interest) and 8.4 (2014 Kan. Ct. R. Annot. 680) (misconduct). This court, having examined the files of the Office of the Disciplinary Administrator, finds that the surrender of the respondent’s license should be accepted and that the respondent should be disbarred. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Chauncey M. Depew, be and he is hereby disbarred from the practice of law in Kansas, and his license and privilege to practice law are hereby revoked. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of the Appellate Courts strike the name of Chauncey M. Depew from the roll of attorneys licensed to practice law in Kansas. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this order shall be published in the Kansas Reports, that the costs herein shall be assessed to the respondent, and that the respondent forthwith shall comply with Supreme Court Rule 218 (2014 Kan. Ct. R. Annot. 414). Dated this 17th day of August, 2015.