This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
Disbarment is the most serious penalty for an attorney. If this attorney is currently practicing law, you should contact the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers to understand the reasons for disbarment.
This status means that an attorney is not authorized to practice law during a disciplinary investigation. The suspension typically expires when the investigation is resolved.
Public reprimand means that an attorney did something wrong, but may still practice law. The attorney was given a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.