There but for the grace of God of War go we all…. Matthew Eshelman received a three-year suspension from law for his mishandling of several cases since he opened his own office in 2007. Eshelman, who was formerly employed at a large firm, attributed losing his job as well as his mishandling of cases as a solo practitioner, to a video/computer game addiction. The complaints against him, the most serious of which was deliberately putting false information in legal documents to cover earlier mistakes, also include failure to make filing deadlines, return client calls, and unnecessarily dragging a divorce out for months longer than needed. Eshelman’s testimony is reported to have been that he “sought refuge from his problems” by playing computer and video games with “even greater intensity” and that by “retreating into” the gaming world he “lost focus” on his law practice. Fortunately for Eshelman, he was found to otherwise be a skilled lawyer who could be effective if he could control his addiction. Further good news is that, in spite of being suspended for three years, at least he has the Knights of the Round materia.