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District of Columbia Court of Appeals.


No. 17-BG-861

Decided: December 21, 2017

BEFORE: Glickman and McLeese, Associate Judges, and Steadman, Senior Judge.


On consideration of the certified order annulling respondent's license to practice law in the state of West Virginia; this court's October 10, 2017, order temporarily suspending respondent and directing him to show cause why the functionally equivalent reciprocal discipline of disbarment should not be imposed; and the statement of Disciplinary Counsel regarding reciprocal discipline; it appearing that respondent did not file a response to the show cause order or the required D.C. Bar R. XI, § 14 (g) affidavit; and it further appearing that respondent has failed to inform the District of Columbia bar of his current address, it is

ORDERED that Jeff Godfrey is hereby disbarred from the practice of law in the District of Columbia. See In re Sibley, 990 A.2d 483, 487-88 (D.C. 2010) (explaining that the presumption of identical discipline in D.C. Bar R. XI, § 11 (c) will prevail except in “rare” cases); In re Cole, 809 A.2d 1226, 1227 n.3 (D.C. 2002) (explaining that in unopposed reciprocal matters the “imposition of identical discipline should be close to automatic”). It is

FURTHER ORDERED that for the purposes of reinstatement the time for reinstatement will not begin to run until such time as respondent files a D.C. Bar R. XI, § 14 (g) affidavit.