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Board docket number 127 DB 2019
Board docket number: 127 DB 2019
Court docket number: No. 2632 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: September 09, 2019
Keywords: Reciprocal with New Jersey
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Board docket number 153 DB 2019
Board docket number: 153 DB 2019
Court docket number: No. 2647 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: September 09, 2019
Keywords: Temporary Suspension - Rule 208(f)
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Board docket number 143 DB 2019
Board docket number: 143 DB 2019
Court docket number: No. 2638Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: September 06, 2019
Keywords: Temporary Suspension - Rule 208(f)(1)
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Board docket number 1 DB 2019
Board docket number: 1 DB 2019
Court docket number: No. 2645 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: September 03, 2019
Keywords: Disability Inactive Status - Rule 301
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Board docket number 131 DB 2018
Board docket number: 131 DB 2018
Court docket number: No. 2520 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: September 03, 2019
Keywords: Disbarment on consent: Failure to hold client funds separate from his own property; Failure to deliver funds owed; Misappropriation of client funds and false statements to conceal misappropriation.
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Board docket number 142 DB 2019
Board docket number: 142 DB 2019
Court docket number: 00
Date: August 23, 2019
Keywords: Public Reprimand - to be administered
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Board docket number 150 DB 2019
Board docket number: 150 DB 2019
Court docket number: 00
Date: August 23, 2019
Keywords: Public Reprimand - to be administered
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Board docket number 109 DB 2019
Board docket number: 109 DB 2019
Court docket number: No. 2636 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: August 23, 2019
Keywords: Temporary Suspension - Rule 208(f)(5)
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Board docket number 144 DB 2019
Board docket number: 144 DB 2019
Court docket number: 00
Date: August 21, 2019
Keywords: Public Reprimand - scheduled 09/12/2019, 10:00 am, District I
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Board docket number 57 DB 2019
Board docket number: 57 DB 2019
Court docket number: No. 2635 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: August 14, 2019
Keywords: Temporary Suspension - Rule 208(f)(5)
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Board docket number 111 DB 2019
Board docket number: 111 DB 2019
Court docket number: No. 2625 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: August 06, 2019
Keywords: Six Month Suspension Reciprocal with New Jersey
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Board docket number 138 DB 2019
Board docket number: 138 DB 2019
Court docket number: 00
Date: August 02, 2019
Keywords: Public Reprimand on Consent for violations of RPC 1.1, 1.3, 1.4(a)(3) and 1.4(a)(4), 1.4(b), 1.15(b), and 1.16(d); Mismanagement of IOLTA account resulting from poor record keeping; Neglect and failure to communicate in several client matters; Cooperation, remorse and other mitigating factors.
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Board docket number 122 DB 2019
Board docket number: 122 DB 2019
Court docket number: No. 2630 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: August 02, 2019
Keywords: Temporary Suspension - Rule 208(f)(1)
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Board docket number 137 DB 2019
Board docket number: 137 DB 2019
Court docket number: 2637 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: August 01, 2019
Keywords: Temporary Suspension-Rule 214
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Board docket number 134 DB 2017
Board docket number: 134 DB 2017
Court docket number: 2486 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: August 01, 2019
Keywords: Immediate Reinstatement from One Year Suspension on Consent
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Board docket number 127 DB 2017
Board docket number: 127 DB 2017
Court docket number: No. 2591 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: July 30, 2019
Keywords: Disbarred; Engaged in misconduct in six separate client matters; Neglect; Failure to communicate; Failure to provide competent representation; Failure to return unearned fees; Failure to acknowledge misconduct or accept responsibility, no remorse and no character evidence aggravate.
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Board docket number 112 DB 2019
Board docket number: 112 DB 2019
Court docket number: No. 2626 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: July 30, 2019
Keywords: Temporary Suspension - Criminal Conviction - Rule 214
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Board docket number 204 DB 2016
Board docket number: 204 DB 2016
Court docket number: 00
Date: July 25, 2019
Keywords: Public Reprimand on Consent; Engaged in unauthorized practice of law while on administrative suspension status by representing juveniles in Philadelphia Family Court; Cooperation, remorse and no prior discipline mitigate.
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Board docket number 113 DB 2016
Board docket number: 113 DB 2016
Court docket number: No. 2618 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: July 25, 2019
Keywords: Two Year Suspension; Failure to appear for Public Reprimand based on unauthorized practice of law while on administrative suspension; Failure to accept responsibility or demonstrate remorse and other aggravating factors.
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Board docket number 77 DB 2010
Board docket number: 77 DB 2010
Court docket number: No. 1783 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: July 22, 2019
Keywords: Reinstatement Granted from Three Year Suspension based on misappropriation of client funds and neglecting the matters of a client; Rehabilitation, remorse and character witnesses; Burden met.
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Board docket number 197 DB 2012
Board docket number: 197 DB 2012
Court docket number: No. 1932 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: July 22, 2019
Keywords: Reinstatement Granted from Disbarment on Consent based on misappropriation of client funds; Qualitative period of disbarment; Accepted responsibility; Community service; Burden met.
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Board docket number 215 DB 2015
Board docket number: 215 DB 2015
Court docket number: No. 2192 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: July 18, 2019
Keywords: Terms of Probation Modified
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Board docket number 129 DB 2019
Board docket number: 129 DB 2019
Court docket number: 2634 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: July 18, 2019
Keywords: Temporary Suspension Rule 214(d)(5)
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Board docket number 130 DB 2019
Board docket number: 130 DB 2019
Court docket number: 2633 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: July 18, 2019
Keywords: Disability Inactive Status
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Board docket number 97 DB 2019
Board docket number: 97 DB 2019
Court docket number: 2611 Disciplinary Docket No.3
Date: July 18, 2019
Keywords: Disbarred Reciprocal with New York
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Board docket number 29 DB 2017
Board docket number: 29 DB 2017
Court docket number: No. 2359 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: July 15, 2019
Keywords: Disbarred on Consent; Criminal conviction of 16 counts of willful failure to pay over withheld employment taxes in the United States District Court for Western District of PA; Sentenced to 48 months of imprisonment on each count to be served concurrently and three years supervised release; Mandatory assessment, fines and restitution ordered.
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Board docket number 106 DB 2019
Board docket number: 106 DB 2019
Court docket number: No. 2621 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: July 11, 2019
Keywords: Temporary Suspension - Rule 208(f)
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Board docket number 108 DB 2019
Board docket number: 108 DB 2019
Court docket number: 00
Date: July 09, 2019
Keywords: Public Reprimand for violations of RPC's 1.1, 1.3, 3.3(a)(1) and 8.4(c); Misconduct in three bankruptcy matters; Failed to exercise diligence, competence and due care; No prior discipline.
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Board docket number 197 DB 2016
Board docket number: 197 DB 2016
Court docket number: No. 2597 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: July 09, 2019
Keywords: One Year and One Day Suspension; Misconduct in seven client matters involving lack of competence; lack of diligence; failure to communicate; failure to return client files; conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice; Lack of remorse and failure to present character evidence aggravate.
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Board docket number 49 DB 2017
Board docket number: 49 DB 2017
Court docket number: No. 2370 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: July 08, 2019
Keywords: Disbarred on Consent; Plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.
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Board docket number 125 DB 2019
Board docket number: 125 DB 2019
Court docket number: No. 2628 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: July 03, 2019
Keywords: Disability Inactive Status
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Board docket number 73 DB 2019
Board docket number: 73 DB 2019
Court docket number: No. 2622 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: July 03, 2019
Keywords: Six Month Suspension on Consent; Engaged in the unauthorized practice of law while on Administrative Suspension status; Self-reported misconduct; Cooperation, remorse and no prior discipline.
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Board docket number 102 DB 2019
Board docket number: 102 DB 2019
Court docket number: No. 2627 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: July 03, 2019
Keywords: Six Month Suspension on Consent; Engaged in the unauthorized practice of law while on Inactive status. Remorse, cooperation and no prior discipline.
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Board docket number 103 DB 2019
Board docket number: 103 DB 2019
Court docket number: No. 2620 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: July 03, 2019
Keywords: Temporary Suspension - Criminal Conviction
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Board docket number 69 DB 2019
Board docket number: 69 DB 2019
Court docket number: No. 2614 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: July 01, 2019
Keywords: Two Year Stayed Suspension and One Year Probation on Consent; Failure to maintain and produce complete required documentation of the receipt, maintenance, and disposition of Rule 1.15 funds; Corrective action, cooperation, remorse and no prior discipline.
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Board docket number 196 DB 2017
Board docket number: 196 DB 2017
Court docket number: No. 2603 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: July 01, 2019
Keywords: Three Year Suspension; Misconduct in five client matters; Neglect; Failure to account for and refund unearned fees; Conflict of interest; Failure to properly handle client funds; Engaged in unauthorized practice of law; Filed false compliance statement; Submitted altered document to ODC and failed to pay employment taxes; Failure to accept responsibility for actions and to demonstrate remorse aggravate.
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Board docket number 11 DB 2019
Board docket number: 11 DB 2019
Court docket number: No. 2617 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: July 01, 2019
Keywords: Two Year Suspension on Consent; Lack of diligence; Lack of competence; Failure to communicate; Failure to maintain client accounts and refund unearned fees; Breach of duty to his former clients; Remorse and no prior discipline.
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Board docket number 188 DB 2017
Board docket number: 188 DB 2017
Court docket number: 00
Date: June 28, 2019
Keywords: Public Reprimand for violations of RPC 1.15(b), 1.15(i) and Pa.R.D.E. 219(d)(1)(iv); Failure to deposit entrusted funds into a trust account; Failure to hold entrusted funds separate from his own; Failure to list business account on Attorney Registration form; Prior discipline and no remorse aggravate.
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Board docket number 89 DB 2019
Board docket number: 89 DB 2019
Court docket number: No. 2615 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: June 27, 2019
Keywords: Six months Suspension on Consent; Neglect of clients and failure to communicate; Aggravating and mitigating factors.
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Board docket number 156 DB 2018
Board docket number: 156 DB 2018
Court docket number: No. 2607 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: June 27, 2019
Keywords: Six Month Suspension on Consent; Engaged in the unauthorized practice of law and law related activities while working as in-house counsel for numerous court filings in PA; Remorse, cooperation and no prior discipline in NY where she is admitted.
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Board docket number 34 DB 2019
Board docket number: 34 DB 2019
Court docket number: No. 2581 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: June 24, 2019
Keywords: Disbarred on Consent; Criminal Conviction of conspiracy to commit to offense or to defraud the United States; unlawful campaign contributions; false campaign reports; false statements; contributions in the name of another; obstruction of a pending agency proceeding.
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Board docket number 29 DB 2018
Board docket number: 29 DB 2018
Court docket number: No. 2596 Disciplinary Docket 3
Date: June 20, 2019
Keywords: Disbarred; Misappropriation of client funds in the amount of $95,192.47; Engaged in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation by trying to conceal the misappropriation; Failure to express remorse, prior discipline for similar misconduct and fiscal irresponsibility aggravate.
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Board docket number 236 DB 2018
Board docket number: 236 DB 2018
Court docket number: No. 2610 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: June 20, 2019
Keywords: One Year and One Day Suspension on Consent; Misconduct in two separate matters; Filed a frivolous pleading and was ultimately held in contempt for violating a court order; Failed to maintain proper financial records; Failure to cooperate with disciplinary counsel aggravate; Belated cooperation and no prior discipline mitigate.
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Board docket number 224 DB 2018
Board docket number: 224 DB 2018
Court docket number: No. 2613 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: June 13, 2019
Keywords: Disbarred on Consent
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Board docket number 243 DB 2018
Board docket number: 243 DB 2018
Court docket number: 00
Date: June 07, 2019
Keywords: Public Reprimand with Two Year Probation with Sobriety Monitor; Criminal Conviction of DUI; Unauthorized practice of law while on administrative suspension; No prior discipline; Reprimand to be scheduled.
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Board docket number 43 DB 2019
Board docket number: 43 DB 2019
Court docket number: No. 2600 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: June 07, 2019
Keywords: Temporary Suspension - Rule 208(f)(5)
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Board docket number 68 DB 2019
Board docket number: 68 DB 2019
Court docket number: No. 2605 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: June 07, 2019
Keywords: Six month suspension on consent; Unauthorized practice of law while on Inactive Status over a 5 year period.; Remorse, cooperation and no prior discipline.
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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: May 30, 2019
Keywords: Disbarred on Consent; Criminal Conviction of six counts of Obstructing Administration of Law and four counts of Official Oppression.
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Board docket number 91 DB 2019
Board docket number: 91 DB 2019
Court docket number: No. 2609 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: May 28, 2019
Keywords: Disbarment on Consent
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Board docket number 199 DB 2018
Board docket number: 199 DB 2018
Court docket number: No. 2599 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: May 24, 2019
Keywords: Five Year Suspension on Consent; Failed to safeguard client funds; Commingled client funds with personal funds; Neglect; Failure to communicate; Failed to respond to clients requests for updates and misrepresented the status of their matters; Engaged in the unlawful practice of law after being administratively suspended; Misrepresentations when seeking to return to active status; Mitigating factors warrant a five year suspension rather than disbarment.
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Board docket number 38 DB 2016
Board docket number: 38 DB 2016
Court docket number: No, 2254 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: May 24, 2019
Keywords: Three Year Suspension on Consent; Misappropriation of fiduciary funds and misuse of funds belonging to his former law firm; No prior discipline and other mitigating factors.
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Board docket number 175 DB 2018
Board docket number: 175 DB 2018
Court docket number: No. 2606 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: May 20, 2019
Keywords: Two Year Suspension on Consent; Unauthorized practice of law in three client matters while on Disability Inactive Status. Mitigating factors.
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Board docket number 174 DB 2018
Board docket number: 174 DB 2018
Court docket number: No. 2598 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: May 20, 2019
Keywords: 18 Month Suspension on Consent; Failed to properly supervise and assisted two attorneys who were ineligible to practice law in the unauthorized practice of law; Mitigating factors.
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Board docket number 51 DB 2019
Board docket number: 51 DB 2019
Court docket number: No. 2592 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: May 17, 2019
Keywords: One Year Suspension Reciprocal with New Jersey
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