A single justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court issued a reprimand for reciprocal discipline this month to a New Hampshire attorney accused of engaging in improper conduct due to his personal interest in opening an outfitters store and law office space at a property owned by beneficiaries to which he served as a trustee.

The New Hampshire Supreme Court’s Professional Conduct Committee found in November 2021 that veteran attorney Thomas E. Dewhurst III, who was also admitted to the Maine Bar in 1987, violated rules associated with conflicts of interest and communications with persons represented by counsel while assisting the sisters in a property and trust dispute.