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Board docket number 185 DB 2020
Board docket number: 185 DB 2020
Court docket number: No. 2766 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: January 15, 2021
Keywords: Temporary Suspension - Rule 214
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Board docket number 162 DB 2020
Board docket number: 162 DB 2020
Court docket number: No. 2761 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: January 15, 2021
Keywords: 90 Day Suspension Reciprocal with DC Court of Appeals

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Board docket number 116 DB 2020
Board docket number: 116 DB 2020
Court docket number: No. 2742 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: January 15, 2021
Keywords: Reinstatement from 30 day suspension.
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Board docket number 175 DB 2019
Board docket number: 175 DB 2019
Court docket number: No. 2658 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: January 15, 2021
Keywords: – Disbarred on Consent; Fraud; Deceit; Misrepresentations; Incompetence; Neglect; Abandonment; Failure to respond; Failure to communicate; Theft of Client funds; No prior discipline.

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Board docket number 132 DB 2019
Board docket number: 132 DB 2019
Court docket number: No. 2746 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: December 28, 2020
Keywords: Application for Relief Granted In Part
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Board docket number 159 DB 2013
Board docket number: 159 DB 2013
Court docket number: No. 2011 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: December 16, 2020
Keywords: Reinstatement granted from Disbarment; Rehabilitation; Character witness; Burden met.
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Board docket number 93 DB 2020
Board docket number: 93 DB 2020
Court docket number: No. 2423 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: December 16, 2020
Keywords: Three Year Suspension on Consent; Neglect; Failure to communicate; Misrepresentations to client to conceal the neglect; Prior discipline for similar misconduct and other aggravating factors.
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Board docket number 180 DB 2020
Board docket number: 180 DB 2020
Court docket number: No. 2768 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: December 16, 2020
Keywords: Disbarred on Consent
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Board docket number 110 DB 2020
Board docket number: 110 DB 2020
Court docket number: No. 2740 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: December 09, 2020
Keywords: Disbarred Reciprocal with Maryland
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Board docket number 102 DB 2020
Board docket number: 102 DB 2020
Court docket number: 2681 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: December 09, 2020
Keywords: Two Year Suspension on Consent; Criminal convictions of DUI, Possession/Use of Controlled Substance, Paraphernalia and related charges; Cooperation and no prior discipline mitigate.
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Board docket number 148 DB 2019
Board docket number: 148 DB 2019
Court docket number: 00
Date: December 08, 2020
Keywords: Public Reprimand for violations of Pa.RPC 1.8(e), 1.15(b), 1.15(c), 1.15(h), Pa.RDE 221(e) and 222(g)(1); Misused IOLTA account; failed to supervise other lawyers and nonlawyers within his firm; failed to maintain required records; provided financial assistance to client in connection with pending litigation; engaged in dishonest misconduct; failed to file Answer to Petition; Mitigating factors.
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Board docket number 132 DB 2019
Board docket number: 132 DB 2019
Court docket number: No. 2746 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: December 01, 2020
Keywords: Two Year Suspension; Long standing mishandling and misuse of IOLTA account; Failure to keep required records; Charged excessive fees; Incompetence; No remorse; No prior discipline.
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Board docket number 151 DB 2020
Board docket number: 151 DB 2020
Court docket number: 2754 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: November 24, 2020
Keywords: Disbarred Reciprocal with New Jersey
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Board docket number 141 DB 2020
Board docket number: 141 DB 2020
Court docket number: No. 2751 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: November 17, 2020
Keywords: Six Month Suspension Reciprocal with New Jersey
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Board docket number 169 DB 2020
Board docket number: 169 DB 2020
Court docket number: No. 2765 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: November 17, 2020
Keywords: Disbarred on Consent
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Board docket number 244 DB 2018
Board docket number: 244 DB 2018
Court docket number: No. 2563 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: November 17, 2020
Keywords: Disbarred Reciprocal with Ohio
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Board docket number 106 DB 2020
Board docket number: 106 DB 2020
Court docket number: No. 2737 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: November 17, 2020
Keywords: Disbarred on Consent; Mishandled client funds, including taking client money from his IOLTA account without authorization. No prior discipline.
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Board docket number 7 DB 2020
Board docket number: 7 DB 2020
Court docket number: No. 2702 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: November 17, 2020
Keywords: Disbarred on Consent - Rule Pa.R.D.E. 208(f)(5)
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Board docket number 144 DB 2020
Board docket number: 144 DB 2020
Court docket number: No. 2752 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: November 17, 2020
Keywords: Six Month Suspension Reciprocal with New Jersey
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Board docket number 136 DB 2020
Board docket number: 136 DB 2020
Court docket number: No. 2747 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: November 17, 2020
Keywords: Six Month Suspension Reciprocal with NJ
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Board docket number 161 DB 2020
Board docket number: 161 DB 2020
Court docket number: No. 2760 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: November 13, 2020
Keywords: Emergency Temporary Suspension - Rule 208(f)(1)
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Board docket number 134 DB 2020
Board docket number: 134 DB 2020
Court docket number: No. 2757 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: November 09, 2020
Keywords: One year and one day suspension on consent; Engaged in misconduct arising from insurance fraud; No prior discipline, admission of misconduct, cooperation with ODC and acceptance of responsibility mitigate.

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Board docket number 153 DB 2020
Board docket number: 153 DB 2020
Court docket number: No. 2755 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: November 04, 2020
Keywords: Six Month Suspension on Consent; Engaged in the unauthorized practice of law while on Administrative Suspension; Engaged in prohibited law-related activities while employed as corporate counsel; Remorse, cooperation and no prior discipline.
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Board docket number 116 DB 2020
Board docket number: 116 DB 2020
Court docket number: No. 2742 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: November 04, 2020
Keywords: 30-Day Suspension Reciprocal with United States Board of Immigration Appeals
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Board docket number 102 DB 2020
Board docket number: 102 DB 2020
Court docket number: No. 2681 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: October 28, 2020
Keywords: Temporary Suspension - Rule 214
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Board docket number 83 DB 2020
Board docket number: 83 DB 2020
Court docket number: No. 2726 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: October 28, 2020
Keywords: Disbarred on Consent Retroactive to 7/8/2020; Criminal Conviction of Wire Fraud; No prior discipline.
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Board docket number 156 DB 2020
Board docket number: 156 DB 2020
Court docket number: No. 2758 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: October 28, 2020
Keywords: Disability Inactive Status
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Board docket number 125 DB 2020
Board docket number: 125 DB 2020
Court docket number: No. 2743 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: October 28, 2020
Keywords: Disbarred Reciprocal with Colorado
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Board docket number 54 DB 2000
Board docket number: 54 DB 2000
Court docket number: No. 571 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: October 21, 2020
Keywords: Reinstatement Denied; Has not met burden as it relates to competency and learning in the law; Failed to demonstrated his readiness to practice; Keller met.
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Board docket number No. 2656 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Board docket number: No. 2656 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Court docket number: 66 DB 2017
Date: October 15, 2020
Keywords: REINSTATEMENT GRANTED FROM A NINE MONTH SUSPENSION
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Board docket number 138 DB 2020
Board docket number: 138 DB 2020
Court docket number: No. 2748 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: October 13, 2020
Keywords: Temporary Suspension - PaRDE 208(f)(1)
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Board docket number 128 DB 2020
Board docket number: 128 DB 2020
Court docket number: No. 2749 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: October 13, 2020
Keywords: Six Month Suspension on Consent; Engaged in unauthorized practice of law while on administrative suspension for failure to comply with CLE in three client matters. Admission, cooperation, self-reported and no prior discipline mitigate.
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Board docket number 147 DB 2020
Board docket number: 147 DB 2020
Court docket number: 00
Date: October 09, 2020
Keywords: Public Reprimand for violation of Pa.R.P.C. 1.1, 3.5, and 8.4; Incompetence and Neglect; Prior Discipline.
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Board docket number 81 DB 2020
Board docket number: 81 DB 2020
Court docket number: 00
Date: October 09, 2020
Keywords: Public Reprimand on Consent; Violations of RPC 1.1, 1.2(a), 1.3, 1.4(a)(1), (a)(2), (a)(3), (a)(4), 1.4(b), 1.5(b), 1.15(c), 1.16(a)(3), (d), and 8.4(d) and PaRDE 203(b)(7); Neglect; Failure to communicate; Failure to return client files and property; Prior discipline.
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Board docket number 137 DB 2020
Board docket number: 137 DB 2020
Court docket number: 00
Date: October 08, 2020
Keywords: Public Reprimand on Consent; Violations of RPC 1.15(b)(c) and (i); Mismanagement of IOLTA account resulting from poor record-keeping; No prior discipline and other mitigating factors.
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Board docket number 147 DB 2019
Board docket number: 147 DB 2019
Court docket number: No. 2745 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: October 06, 2020
Keywords: One Year and One Day Suspension; Incompetence, lack of diligence and actions prejudicial to the administration of justice in six client matters; Cooperation, acceptance of responsibility, remorse and health problems mitigate; Prior discipline aggravates.

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