Posted on June 30, 2021

South Carolina Lawyer Gets Suspension After Facebook Post About George Floyd

Jackie Salo, New York Post, June 28, 2021

A South Carolina attorney has been suspended from practicing law after making incendiary Facebook posts, including one about George Floyd’s murder, sparked complaints.

Lawyer David Paul Traywick was handed a six-month suspension and ordered to take a diversity class earlier this month by the state Supreme Court, the State newspaper reported.


The Office of Disciplinary Counsel had received complaints from 46 different people about Traywick’s Facebook posts {snip}

“Here’s how much that (expletive) life actually mattered: Stock futures up. Markets moved higher Monday and Tuesday. (Expletive) you. Unfriend me,” the post said {snip}

The justices said the post could have intensified racial conflict, not just among his Facebook friends but in all of Charleston and elsewhere.