Ethics & Discipline Committee

The Ethics and Discipline Committee is appointed by the Utah Supreme Court and governed by  Rules 11-510 through 11-514 of the Supreme Court Rules of Professional Practice.  The Committee is made up of four public members and 21 members of the bar.  They are divided into four screening panels that review, investigate, and hear informal complaints charging unethical and/or unprofessional conduct against attorneys.

Screening panels proceed in accordance with  Rule 11-531 and are usually held the first two Thursdays of each month.  Following their review, investigation and hearing, the screening panels may dismiss a case, recommend lower levels of discipline, or direct the OPC to file a formal complaint in district court.

The Chair of the Ethics and Discipline Committee is a full-time employee responsible for ruling on appeals from the dismissal of complaints by the OPC and exceptions to determinations made by the screening panels.

Committee Chair:
– Christine T. Greenwood

Vice Chairs:
– Katherine E. Venti
– Michael R. McCarthy II
– Mark F. James
– Bryan J. Pattison

Committee Clerk:
– Brady Whitehead

Committee Contact: