CHARLESTON, WV (BY: CHRIS DICKERSON, WEST VIRGINIA RECORD) – The state Supreme Court has admonished a Nicholas County attorney for not immediately disclosing a sexual relationship with a client.
The Chief Justice, however, thinks the majority of the court should have been harsher with its punishment of Sarah Campbell of Summersville, who works as a public defender.
In April 2014, Campbell was appointed to defend Mr. H in a child abuse and neglect case. Campbell advised him at least twice that he could request a different public defender because of their past, but he declined. After four months of being represented by Campbell, Mr. H. told her that he loved her.