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Board docket number 56 DB 2016
Board docket number: 56 DB 2016
Court docket number: 2485 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: March 18, 2019
Keywords: Disbarred; misappropriation of client funds; comingling of personal and fiduciary funds; failure to maintain required IOLTA records; unauthorized practice of law; neglect of multiple client matters; Aggravating factors; lack of credible testimony; lack of remorse; failure to make restitution; ongoing financial irresponsibility; no prior discipline
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Board docket number 7 DB 2019
Board docket number: 7 DB 2019
Court docket number: No. 2566 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: March 13, 2019
Keywords: Disbarred Reciprocal with New Jersey
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Board docket number 113 DB 2004
Board docket number: 113 DB 2004
Court docket number: 932 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: March 13, 2019
Keywords: Reinstatement Denied from Disbarment based on criminal conviction of health care fraud and fraud and false statements in connection with a federal tax return; continued dishonesty and unethical behavior during time of disbarment; lack of moral qualifications; questionable competency; insufficient rehabilitation; burden not met
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Board docket number 48 DB 2009
Board docket number: 48 DB 2009
Court docket number: 1484 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: March 13, 2019
Keywords: Reinstatement Granted from Reciprocal Disbarment; genuine and qualitative rehabilitation, credible character witnesses; evidence of moral qualifications, competency, learning in the law; burden met
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Board docket number 12 DB 2019
Board docket number: 12 DB 2019
Court docket number: No. 2570 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: March 11, 2019
Keywords: Temporary Suspension - Rule 214
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Board docket number 26 DB 2019
Board docket number: 26 DB 2019
Court docket number: No. 2579 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: March 06, 2019
Keywords: Disability Inactive Status
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Board docket number 161 DB 2018
Board docket number: 161 DB 2018
Court docket number: No. 2567 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: March 06, 2019
Keywords: One Year and One Day Suspension on Consent; Failure to provide a written fee agreement; Failure to competently and diligently handle an appeal; Failure to communicate; Failure to file a complaint and intentional misrepresentations concealing failure to file complaint; False documents and misleading communications; Aggravating factors.
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Board docket number 27 DB 2019
Board docket number: 27 DB 2019
Court docket number: No. 2580 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: March 05, 2019
Keywords: Disability Inactive Status
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Board docket number 19 DB 2019
Board docket number: 19 DB 2019
Court docket number: No. 2576 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: February 28, 2019
Keywords: Disbarred on Consent
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Board docket number 242 DB 2018
Board docket number: 242 DB 2018
Court docket number: No. 2562 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: February 27, 2019
Keywords: One Year Suspension Reciprocal with New Jersey
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Board docket number 4 DB 2018
Board docket number: 4 DB 2018
Court docket number: No. 2417 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: February 25, 2019
Keywords: One Year and One Day Suspension; Two instances of criminal contempt; lack of candor to a tribunal; inadequate representation of a client; disregard of disciplinary process; Prior discipline
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Board docket number 239 DB 2018
Board docket number: 239 DB 2018
Court docket number: 2565 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: February 21, 2019
Keywords: One Year Suspension on Consent; unauthorized practice of law in Texas and Georgia; remorse; cooperation with investigation; no prior discipline
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Board docket number 16 DB 2019
Board docket number: 16 DB 2019
Court docket number: No. 2573 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: February 19, 2019
Keywords: Joint Petition for Temporary Suspension - Rule 214
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Board docket number 15 DB 2019
Board docket number: 15 DB 2019
Court docket number: No. 2572 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: February 15, 2019
Keywords: Inactive Disability Status
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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: February 14, 2019
Keywords: Temporary Suspension - Criminal Conviction
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Board docket number 9 DB 2019
Board docket number: 9 DB 2019
Court docket number: No. 2568 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: February 14, 2019
Keywords: Disbarment on Consent
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Board docket number 148 DB 2018
Board docket number: 148 DB 2018
Court docket number: No. 2569 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: February 08, 2019
Keywords: Disbarred on Consent
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Board docket number 32 DB 2017
Board docket number: 32 DB 2017
Court docket number: No. 2436 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: February 08, 2019
Keywords: One Year and One Day Suspension; Engaged in ex parte communications with judges about pending criminal matters; Engaged in deceitful conduct by creating, disseminating and using a fictitious Facebook page; Status as public official found to aggravate misconduct; No prior discipline.
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Board docket number 120 DB 2016
Board docket number: 120 DB 2016
Court docket number: No. 2534 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: February 01, 2019
Keywords: Motion for Extension of Time for Commencement of Suspension Granted
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Board docket number 193 DB 2016
Board docket number: 193 DB 2016
Court docket number: 2363 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: January 25, 2019
Keywords: Reinstated to Active Status from One Year Suspension on Consent
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Board docket number 207 DB 2018
Board docket number: 207 DB 2018
Court docket number: No. 2547 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: January 23, 2019
Keywords: Temporary Suspension - Pa.R.D.E. 214
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Board docket number 166 DB 2018
Board docket number: 166 DB 2018
Court docket number: No. 2555 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: January 22, 2019
Keywords: Two Year Probation on Consent; Unauthorized practice of law while on Administrative Suspension for failure to pay fee; Failure to represent clients with diligence; Failure to communicate; Failure to provide fee agreement; Failed to promptly refund unearned fees; No prior discipline, remorse and cooperation mitigate.
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Board docket number 217 DB 2018
Board docket number: 217 DB 2018
Court docket number: No. 2550 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: January 17, 2019
Keywords: One Year Suspension Reciprocal with District of Columbia Court of Appeals
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Board docket number 211 DB 2018
Board docket number: 211 DB 2018
Court docket number: No. 2548 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: January 17, 2019
Keywords: One Year Suspension Reciprocal with Florida
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Board docket number 201 DB 2018
Board docket number: 201 DB 2018
Court docket number: No. 2542 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: January 11, 2019
Keywords: Disbarred Reciprocal with New Jersey
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Board docket number 140 DB 2017
Board docket number: 140 DB 2017
Court docket number: 2410 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: January 10, 2019
Keywords: Immediate Reinstatement
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Board docket number 203 DB 2018
Board docket number: 203 DB 2018
Court docket number: 2543 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: January 07, 2019
Keywords: Temporary Suspension - Rule 214
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Board docket number 90 DB 2012
Board docket number: 90 DB 2012
Court docket number: 1985 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: January 04, 2019
Keywords: Reinstatement Granted from 5 year suspension on consent based on criminal conviction of conspiring to rig bids for the sale of tax liens; Sincere remorse and regret; Credible testimony; Character witnesses; Rehabilitation; Clear and convincing evidence; Burden met
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Board docket number 206 DB 2018
Board docket number: 206 DB 2018
Court docket number: 2546 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: January 04, 2019
Keywords: Disbarred Reciprocal with Florida
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Board docket number 205 DB 2018
Board docket number: 205 DB 2018
Court docket number: 2545 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: January 04, 2019
Keywords: Disbarred Reciprocal with New Jersey
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Board docket number 202 DB 2018
Board docket number: 202 DB 2018
Court docket number: 2544 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: January 04, 2019
Keywords: Three Month Suspension Reciprocal with New Jersey
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Board docket number 120 DB 2016
Board docket number: 120 DB 2016
Court docket number: 2534 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: January 04, 2019
Keywords: One year and one day suspension; misconduct in six separate matters; mismanagement of funds; mismanagement of a nonlawyer employee; failure to acknowledge and address wrongful actions; no prior discipline.
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Board docket number 198 DB 2018
Board docket number: 198 DB 2018
Court docket number: 2540 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: January 02, 2019
Keywords: Disbarred reciprocal with Florida
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Board docket number 103 DB 1989
Board docket number: 103 DB 1989
Court docket number: No. 694 Disciplinary Docket No. 2
Date: December 26, 2018
Keywords: Reinstatement Granted from 2 year suspension based on criminal conviction of false statements to a government agency and federal deposit corporation; Sincere remorse; Substantial evidence of rehabilitation, good character, competency and learning in the law; Burden met.
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Board docket number 111 DB 2017
Board docket number: 111 DB 2017
Court docket number: No. 2414 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: December 26, 2018
Keywords: Immediate Reinstatement
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Board docket number 228 DB 2018
Board docket number: 228 DB 2018
Court docket number: 00
Date: December 21, 2018
Keywords: Public Reprimand on Consent - to be administered
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Board docket number 233 DB 2018
Board docket number: 233 DB 2018
Court docket number: 00
Date: December 21, 2018
Keywords: Public Reprimand - to be administered
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Board docket number 123 DB 2017
Board docket number: 123 DB 2017
Court docket number: No. 2531 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: December 21, 2018
Keywords: Two Year Suspension; Engaged in a pattern and course of conduct whose sole purpose was to disrupt the administration of justice, by filing meritless and frivolous claims; Lack of remorse, continuation of misconduct after a directive from the Courts; No prior discipline.
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Board docket number 102 DB 2018
Board docket number: 102 DB 2018
Court docket number: No. 2499 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: December 14, 2018
Keywords: Three Year Suspension Reciprocal with US Patent and Trademark Office
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Board docket number 227 DB 2018
Board docket number: 227 DB 2018
Court docket number: No. 2553 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: December 07, 2018
Keywords: Disability Inactive Status - Rule 301
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Board docket number 13 DB 2018
Board docket number: 13 DB 2018
Court docket number: No. 2445 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: December 04, 2018
Keywords: Reinstatement from six month suspension
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Board docket number 215 DB 2018
Board docket number: 215 DB 2018
Court docket number: No. 2549 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: December 04, 2018
Keywords: Disbarred on Consent
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Board docket number 196 DB 2018
Board docket number: 196 DB 2018
Court docket number: No. 2539 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: November 30, 2018
Keywords: Emergency Temporary Suspension - PaRDE 208(f)(1)
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Board docket number 163 DB 2018
Board docket number: 163 DB 2018
Court docket number: 00
Date: November 27, 2018
Keywords: Public Reprimand - to be administered
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