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Board docket number: 69 DB 2015
Court docket number: No. 2166 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: February 03, 2017
Keywords: One Year and One Day Suspension; Failure to diligently represent or communicate with her clients; Ex parte communication with a federal judge; Failure to cooperate with disciplinary process; No prior discipline.
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Board docket number: 78 DB 2015
Court docket number: No. 2325 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: January 30, 2017
Keywords: Disbarred; RPC 1.3, 1.5(a), 1.5(b), 1.5(c), 1.15(b), 1.15(c), 1.15(i), 1.16(a)(2), 8.4(c), 8.4(d), PaRDE 203(b)(3); Egregious misconduct in client matters involving misappropriation and misapplication of entrusted funds; Aggravating factors.
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Board docket number: 90 DB 2012
Court docket number: No. 1851 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: January 19, 2017
Keywords: PaRDE 203(b)(1), RPC 8.4(b), RPC 8.4(c); Criminal Conviction of conspiring to rig bids for the sale of tax liens auctioned by municipalities throughout NJ; Remorse, restitution and cooperation mitigate.
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Board docket number: 10 DB 2015
Court docket number: No. 2313 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: January 05, 2017
Keywords: One Year and One Day Suspension; Failure to appear at three scheduled and rescheduled dates for the administration of a reprimand before the Board; Failed to demonstrate remorse; Prior discipline.
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Board docket number: 181 DB 2015
Court docket number: No. 2332 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: January 05, 2017
Keywords: Three Year Suspension on Consent; Conflict of interest & business transactions using client funds without proper disclosure and consent; Remorse and no prior discipline mitigate.
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Board docket number: 107 DB 2016 -Contempt Sanction
Court docket number: No. 2189 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: January 05, 2017
Keywords: Contempt Sanction - $1,000 fine for willful violation of Supreme Court Order by performing prohibited law-related activities and engaging in the unauthorized practice of law.
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Board docket number: 9 DB 2014
Court docket number: No. 2004 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: December 28, 2016
Keywords: Reinstatement granted from one year and one day suspension on consent based on DUI convictions; Accepted responsibility and demonstrates commitment to long-term recovery; Burden met.
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Board docket number: 137 DB 2015
Court docket number: No. 2308 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: December 19, 2016
Keywords: One Year and One Day Suspension; Engaged in the Unauthorized practice of law and other misconduct while never having been admitted in PA; No mitigation presented.
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Board docket number: 49 DB 2014
Court docket number: No. 2054 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: December 19, 2016
Keywords: 30 Month Suspension; Conviction of criminal mischief; Criminal offense received public notoriety and demeaned the legal profession; Braun met and other mitigating factors.
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Board docket number: 9 DB 2015
Court docket number: No. 2306 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: December 14, 2016
Keywords: One year suspension; unauthorized practice of law while on administrative suspension; mitigating factors.
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Board docket number: 196 DB 2016
Court docket number: 00
Date: December 12, 2016
Keywords: Public Reprimand; PaRPC 1.1, 1.3, 1.4(a)(3), 1.4(a)(4), 1.5(b), 1.15(d), 1.15(e), 8.4(c); Neglect, failure to communicate, unilaterally taking unearned fees and failure to properly maintain and account for fiduciary funds in an Estate matter; Prior similar misconduct.
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Board docket number: 192 DB 2016
Court docket number: 00
Date: December 07, 2016
Keywords: Public Reprimand on Consent; Numerous violations of NJ RPC's including failure to communicate; Failure to provide written fee agreements; Failure to properly maintain client funds, etc.; Prior discipline for similar misconduct.
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Board docket number: 125 DB 2013
Court docket number: No. 2317 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: December 02, 2016
Keywords: One Year Suspension on Consent; Misappropriation of gift funds; Failure to maintain records and misrepresentation; Cooperation, restitution and no prior discipline mitigate.
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Board docket number: 130 DB 2010
Court docket number: No. 1632 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: December 02, 2016
Keywords: Reinstatement from 5 Year Suspension based on conviction of Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud stemming from his engagement in mortgage fraud; Restitution, remorse and character witnesses; Burden met.
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Board docket number: 39 DB 2015
Court docket number: No. 2303 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: November 22, 2016
Keywords: One Year and One Day Suspension; Filed multiple frivolous actions based on the same lawsuit in defiance of several court orders, demonstrating contempt for the authority of the courts, Aggravating factors.
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Board docket number: 178 DB 2016
Court docket number: 00
Date: November 18, 2016
Keywords: Public Reprimand; PaRPC 1.3, 1.4(a)(4), 1.15(c)(1), 1.15(e), 5.5(a), 8.4(c), PaRDE 203(b)(7), 217, 219, 221(g)(1); Misconduct in two client matters; Failure to communicate and promptly return client funds and engaged in unauthorized practice of law while on administrative suspension.
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Board docket number: 217 DB 2015
Court docket number: No. 2236 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: November 17, 2016
Keywords: Two year suspension on consent; Criminal conviction of Knowingly or Intentionally Possessing a Controlled Substance by a Person Not Registered Under the Controlled Substance, Drug and Cosmetic Act and a DUI; No prior discipline.
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Board docket number: 132 DB 2016
Court docket number: No. 2315 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: November 17, 2016
Keywords: Six Month Suspension on Consent; Engaged in unauthorized practice of law while working as in-house corporate counsel while on voluntary inactive status: Remorse, cooperation & no prior discipline mitigate.
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Board docket number: 95 DB 2016
Court docket number: 00
Date: November 15, 2016
Keywords: Public Reprimand on Consent; PaRDE 217(j)(1), 217(j)(4)(ii), 217(j)(5); Engaged in unauthorized practice of law while on administrative suspension.
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Board docket number: 141 DB 2016
Court docket number: No. 2234 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: November 10, 2016
Keywords: Two Year Probation on Consent; Criminal conviction of two counts of DUI; Completed outpatient rehabilitation, maintains sobriety and remorse for actions mitigate.
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Board docket number: 66 DB 2016
Court docket number: No. 2314 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: November 10, 2016
Keywords: One Year and One Day Suspension on Consent; Unauthorized practice of law while on Administrative Suspension; No prior discipline.
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Board docket number: 72 DB 2015
Court docket number: No. 2168 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: November 09, 2016
Keywords: Disbarred on Consent; Criminal Conviction of Bank Fraud; Sentenced to 36 months incarceration followed by 3 years of supervised release and restitution in the amount of $658,597.31.
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Board docket number: 90 DB 2016
Court docket number: No. 2301 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: November 04, 2016
Keywords: 18 Month Suspension on Consent; Pattern of neglect and lack of communication in numerous client matters; Mishandled fiduciary funds; No prior discipline and other mitigation.
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Board docket number: 121 DB 2005
Court docket number: No. 1062 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: October 26, 2016
Keywords: Reinstatement Granted from Disbarment; Accepted full responsibility and demonstrated sincere remorse for misconduct; Restitution paid; Qualifications met for reinstatement.
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Board docket number: 89 DB 2015
Court docket number: No. 2291 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: October 20, 2016
Keywords: Four Year Suspension; Engaged in material misrepresentations to the Court; mishandled entrusted funds; engaged in a significant conflict of interest and breach of fiduciary duty and engaged in extensive incompetence.
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Board docket number: 165 DB 2015
Court docket number: No. 2290 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: October 20, 2016
Keywords: Two Year Suspension; Willful failure to appear for Informal Admonition; Failure to appear for hearing or otherwise respond to charges further aggravates misconduct.
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