October 24, 2013
In the Matter of a Member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the State of Delaware: Erik C. GRANDELL, Respondent.
This decision has been designated as "Table of Decisions Without Published Opinions." in the Atlantic Reporter.
ODC File Nos.2012-0332-B; 108375-B, 110019-B; and 108423-B.
Before HOLLAND, BERGER and RIDGELY, Justices.
RANDY J. HOLLAND, Justice.
This 24th day of October, 2013, upon the Petition of Erik C. Grandell, Esquire to transfer to disability inactive status pursuant to Rule 19(b) of the Delaware Lawyers' Rules of Disciplinary Procedure, which is unopposed by the Office of Disciplinary Counsel, and having considered sufficient evidence that Erik C. Grandell (" the Petitioner" ) is suffering from emotional or mental health problems which adversely affect his ability to practice law:
1. For good cause shown, the Petitioner is transferred to disability inactive status pursuant to Rule 19(b) until such time as he can demonstrate by clear and convincing evidence that any disabilities have been removed;
2. During the period of disability inactive status, the Petitioner shall not: (a) share in any legal fees arising from clients or cases referred by him during the period of disability inactive to any other lawyer or (b) share in any legal fees earned for services by others during such period of disability inactive. The Petitioner also shall be prohibited from having any contact with clients or prospective clients or witnesses or prospective witnesses when acting as a paralegal, legal assistant, or law clerk under the supervision of a member of the Delaware Bar;
3. This Order shall be made public;
4. The pending disciplinary matters against the Petitioner are stayed; and
5. The Office of Disciplinary Counsel shall apply to the Court of Chancery for the appointment of a receiver of the practice of the Petitioner pursuant to Procedural Rule 24.