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Board docket number 46 DB 2021
Board docket number: 46 DB 2021
Court docket number: No. 2787 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: April 21, 2021
Keywords: 60 Day Suspension Reciprocal with Maryland Court of Appeals
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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: April 21, 2021
Keywords: Disbarred on Consent; Criminal convictions of Unlawful Contact with Minor (three counts), Criminal Solicitation-Aggravated Indecent Assault-Comp. Less than 16 yoa, and Criminal Use of Communication Facility; No prior discipline.
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Board docket number 29 DB 2021
Board docket number: 29 DB 2021
Court docket number: No. 2782 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: April 09, 2021
Keywords: One Year Suspension on Consent; Neglect; Lack of Diligence; Misrepresentations; Remorse, cooperation and no prior discipline.
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Board docket number 25 DB 2021
Board docket number: 25 DB 2021
Court docket number: No. 2781 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: April 09, 2021
Keywords: One Year and One Day Suspension on Consent; Neglect; Repeated misrepresentations; Remorse, cooperation and no prior discipline.
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Board docket number 18 DB 2021
Board docket number: 18 DB 2021
Court docket number: No. 2784 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: April 05, 2021
Keywords: Temporary Suspension - Rule 208(f)
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Board docket number 7 DB 2021
Board docket number: 7 DB 2021
Court docket number: No. 2774 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: April 05, 2021
Keywords: Six Month Suspension Reciprocal with New Jersey
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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: April 01, 2021
Keywords: Two Year Suspension; Criminal convictions of disorderly conduct, possession of drug paraphernalia, discharging a firearm or air gun with in the City of Pittsburgh while not under supervision, possession of a controlled substance (heroin), possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Cooperation with ODC and no prior discipline mitigate.

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Board docket number 38 DB 2021
Board docket number: 38 DB 2021
Court docket number: 00
Date: March 30, 2021
Keywords: Private Reprimand on Consent; Violated RPC 8.4(b) and Pa.R.D.E. 203(b)(1) by conviction of Driving Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance-Schedule 1-First Offense, 75 Pa.C.S.A. 3802(d)(1)(i); Sentenced to house arrest for 30 days followed by six months probation; Remorse, cooperation and no prior discipline mitigate.
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Board docket number 20 DB 2021
Board docket number: 20 DB 2021
Court docket number: No. 2778 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: March 25, 2021
Keywords: Temporary Suspension - Rule 208(f)(1)
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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: March 18, 2021
Keywords: Disbarred; Criminal conviction of 83 counts of forgery, theft by deception and theft by unlawful taking; Failed to demonstrate remorse and accept responsibility; No prior discipline.
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Board docket number 56 DB 2020
Board docket number: 56 DB 2020
Court docket number: No. 2715 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: March 16, 2021
Keywords: Four year suspension on consent retroactive to June 11, 2020; Criminal convictions in five separate matters involving DUI, Reckless Endangering and False Testimony; Neglect of several client matters; Failure to return unearned fees; Misrepresentation; Cooperation, remorse and no prior discipline mitigate.
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Board docket number 115 DB 2019
Board docket number: 115 DB 2019
Court docket number: No. 2770 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: March 16, 2021
Keywords: One year and one day suspension; Misconduct in three client matters involving lack of diligence; failure to communicate; failure to provide a written fee agreement; failure to hold a fee separate from his own funds and deposit the fee into a trust account until earned; and actions prejudicial to the administration of justice; Cooperation and remorse mitigate; Prior discipline.
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Board docket number 23 DB 2014
Board docket number: 23 DB 2014
Court docket number: No. 2036 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: March 15, 2021
Keywords: Reinstatement Granted from two year suspension based on dishonest conduct; Remorse, rehabilitation, and character witnesses. Burden met.
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Board docket number 21 DB 2021
Board docket number: 21 DB 2021
Court docket number: 2454 Disciplinary Docket No.
Date: March 10, 2021
Keywords: Disbarred on Consent
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Board docket number 69 DB 2020
Board docket number: 69 DB 2020
Court docket number: No. 2723 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: February 24, 2021
Keywords: One year and one day suspension on consent retroactive to May 22, 2020; Criminal conviction of Restricted Activities – Conflict of Interest for acts while serving as Chief Public Defender of Dauphin County. Sentenced to 18 months’ probation and $14,000 restitution. No prior discipline.
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Board docket number 37 DB 2019
Board docket number: 37 DB 2019
Court docket number: 00
Date: February 19, 2021
Keywords: Public Reprimand on Consent for violations of Pa.R.D.E. 203(b)(1) and 214(a); Guilty plea to one count of third-degree conspiracy to confer an unlawful benefit to a public servant in New Jersey; Accepted responsibility, returned referral fee, resigned public office and no history of discipline mitigate.
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Board docket number 10 DB 2021
Board docket number: 10 DB 2021
Court docket number: No. 2776 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: February 17, 2021
Keywords: Disbarred on Consent
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Board docket number 136 DB 2019
Board docket number: 136 DB 2019
Court docket number: No. 2762 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: February 12, 2021
Keywords: Thirty Month Suspension; Engaged in misconduct in three client matters; Neglect; Failure to communicate and to keep clients informed of the status of their cases; Misrepresentations; Deceit and dishonesty; Failure to recognize wrongdoing; No remorse; Displayed scorn for clients and disciplinary system; Prior discipline for similar misconduct.
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Board docket number 96 DB 2019
Board docket number: 96 DB 2019
Court docket number: No. 2759 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: February 12, 2021
Keywords: One Year and One Day Suspension; Misconduct in six immigration matters involving eight clients; False statements in documents; Excessive fees; Frivolous filings; Incompetence; Failure to communicate; and prejudicing the administration of justice; Aggravating factors; No prior discipline.
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Board docket number 195 DB 2020
Board docket number: 195 DB 2020
Court docket number: No. 2773 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: February 10, 2021
Keywords: Emergency Temporary Suspension - Rule 208(f)(1)
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Board docket number 178 DB 2020
Board docket number: 178 DB 2020
Court docket number: No. 2768 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: February 10, 2021
Keywords: Three Year Suspension Reciprocal with New Jersey
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Board docket number 28 DB 2015
Board docket number: 28 DB 2015
Court docket number: No. 2139 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: February 05, 2021
Keywords: Disbarred on Consent; Guilty plea to Insurance Fraud and Conspiracy to Commit Insurance Fraud in Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas; No prior discipline.
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Board docket number 65 DB 2019
Board docket number: 65 DB 2019
Court docket number: No. 2756 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: January 22, 2021
Keywords: One Year and One Day Suspension: Misuse of IOLTA account; Unlawful practice of law while on administrative suspension in 29 client matters; Failure to refund client fees; Prior discipline for similar misconduct and other aggravating factors.
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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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