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Board docket number 48 DB 2018
Board docket number: 48 DB 2018
Court docket number: No. 2461 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: May 18, 2018
Keywords: Disbarred on Consent; Criminal Conviction of two counts of Wire Fraud.
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Board docket number 130 DB 2017
Board docket number: 130 DB 2017
Court docket number: No. 2409 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: May 18, 2018
Keywords: Reinstatement from Six Month Suspension on Consent - Return to Administrative Suspension
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Board docket number 43 DB 2018
Board docket number: 43 DB 2018
Court docket number: No. 2465 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: May 09, 2018
Keywords: Two Year Probation on Consent; Misappropriation of fees from law firm totaling approximately $7,200; Mitigating factors include cooperation, admission, safeguarding of disputed funds, sincere remorse and no prior discipline.
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Board docket number 113 DB 2017
Board docket number: 113 DB 2017
Court docket number: No. 2401 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: May 09, 2018
Keywords: Three Year Suspension on Consent; Criminal Conviction of Corruption of Minors; Mitigation factors and cooperation with ODC; No prior discipline.
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Board docket number 59 DB 2018
Board docket number: 59 DB 2018
Court docket number: No. 2471 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: May 04, 2018
Keywords: Disbarment on Consent; Criminal Conviction of Wire Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington.
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Board docket number 203 DB 2017
Board docket number: 203 DB 2017
Court docket number: No. 2467 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: April 30, 2018
Keywords: Disbarred on Consent; Engaged in unauthorized practice of law while under suspension for same violation; Prior Discipline.
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Board docket number 162 DB 2016
Board docket number: 162 DB 2016
Court docket number: No. 2450 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: April 24, 2018
Keywords: One Year and One Day Suspension; Client Neglect; Conversion of client funds; Did not participate or communicate with ODC; No prior discipline.
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Board docket number 199 DB 2017
Board docket number: 199 DB 2017
Court docket number: No. 2433 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: April 13, 2018
Keywords: Reciprocal Disbarment with US District Court for the District of Maryland
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Board docket number 49 DB 2018
Board docket number: 49 DB 2018
Court docket number: No. 2462 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: April 12, 2018
Keywords: Disability Inactive Status
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Board docket number 13 DB 2016
Board docket number: 13 DB 2016
Court docket number: 2445 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: April 10, 2018
Keywords: Six Month Suspension Reciprocal with New Jersey
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Board docket number 176 DB 2017
Board docket number: 176 DB 2017
Court docket number: 2455 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: April 09, 2018
Keywords: One Year and One Day Probation on Consent; Client neglect; Co-mingling of funds; Improper financial record keeping; Acceptance of responsibility mitigates.
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Board docket number 144 DB 2007
Board docket number: 144 DB 2007
Court docket number: 1313 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: April 09, 2018
Keywords: Reinstatement Granted from One Year and One Day Suspension on Consent based on unauthorized practice, client neglect, comingling of funds; Sincere regret and remorse; Rehabilitation; Evidence of good character, competency and learning in the law; Burden met.
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Board docket number 47 DB 2018
Board docket number: 47 DB 2018
Court docket number: 2460 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: April 09, 2018
Keywords: Temporary Suspension - Rule 214
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Board docket number 27 DB 2018
Board docket number: 27 DB 2018
Court docket number: No. 2451 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: April 03, 2018
Keywords: Temporary Suspension - Rule 214
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Board docket number 42 DB 2018
Board docket number: 42 DB 2018
Court docket number: No. 2458 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: April 03, 2018
Keywords: Temporary Suspension - Rule 214
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Board docket number 31 DB 2018
Board docket number: 31 DB 2018
Court docket number: 00
Date: March 26, 2018
Keywords: Public Reprimand; Failure to keep client reasonably informed about the status of the matter; Failure to respond to client; Failure to take action on behalf of client; Failed to respond to ODC's letter of inquiry; Prior discipline and failure to cooperate aggravate.
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Board docket number 182 DB 2017
Board docket number: 182 DB 2017
Court docket number: No. 2453 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: March 19, 2018
Keywords: One Year and One Day Suspension on Consent; Failure to act with reasonable diligence and promptness; Failure to keep client informed about status of their case or explain; False statements to client; Dishonest conduct; Mitigating factors; Prior discipline.
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Board docket number 183 DB 2009
Board docket number: 183 DB 2009
Court docket number: No. 1551 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: March 19, 2018
Keywords: Reinstatement Granted from 5 Year Suspension on Consent based on conviction of Conspiracy to Defraud the US of taxes; Restitution paid; Accepted responsibility; Sincere remorse; Character witnesses; Burden met.
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Board docket number 54 DB 2007
Board docket number: 54 DB 2007
Court docket number: No. 1259 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: March 16, 2018
Keywords: Reinstatement Granted from Disbarment Reciprocal with NJ based on criminal convictions in NJ and NY; Qualitative period of disbarment; Remorse; Restitution paid; Rehabilitation; Burden for Reinstatement met.
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Board docket number 208 DB 2017
Board docket number: 208 DB 2017
Court docket number: No. 2438 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: March 16, 2018
Keywords: Six Month Suspension Reciprocal with District Columbia Court of Appeals
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Board docket number 30 DB 2018
Board docket number: 30 DB 2018
Court docket number: 00
Date: March 15, 2018
Keywords: Public Reprimand; Failure to advise client that he does not maintain legal malpractice insurance; Failure to Respond; Misrepresentation to Judge; Failed to file response to DB-7.
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Board docket number 32 DB 2018
Board docket number: 32 DB 2018
Court docket number: 00
Date: March 12, 2018
Keywords: Public Reprimand; Failure to take action in client matters; Failure to communicate; Failure to provide written fee agreement; Failure to return unearned portion or retainer; Failure to respond to ODC; No prior discipline.
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Board docket number 207 DB 2017
Board docket number: 207 DB 2017
Court docket number: No, 2441 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: March 12, 2018
Keywords: Disbarred on Consent; Criminal charges of burglary, theft, forgery, receiving stolen property, access device fraud and criminal mischief pending.
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Board docket number 3 DB 2018
Board docket number: 3 DB 2018
Court docket number: No. 2442 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: March 09, 2018
Keywords: Six Month Suspension Reciprocal with New Jersey
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Board docket number 25 DB 2018
Board docket number: 25 DB 2018
Court docket number: No. 2449 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: March 08, 2018
Keywords: Temporary Suspension - Rule 214
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Board docket number 195 DB 2017
Board docket number: 195 DB 2017
Court docket number: No. 2432 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: March 06, 2018
Keywords: Disbarred Reciprocal with District of Columbia
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Board docket number 26 DB 2018
Board docket number: 26 DB 2018
Court docket number: No. 2542 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: March 06, 2018
Keywords: Disability Inactive Status
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Board docket number 36 DB 2010
Board docket number: 36 DB 2010
Court docket number: No. 1601 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: March 01, 2018
Keywords: Reinstatement Denied from Disbarment on Consent based on theft of entrusted funds, forgery of documents and false statements to opposing counsel and in court; Failed to meed burden of proof as to moral qualifications and failed to show significant rehabilitative efforts.
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Board docket number 177 DB 2017
Board docket number: 177 DB 2017
Court docket number: No. 2448 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: March 01, 2018
Keywords: Two Year Suspension on Consent; Unauthorized practice of law while on administrative suspension; Neglect; Failed to comply with reporting requirements; Failed to supply answer to ODC's request for Statement of Position; No prior discipline.
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Board docket number 21 DB 2018
Board docket number: 21 DB 2018
Court docket number: 00
Date: February 22, 2018
Keywords: Public Reprimand; Misconduct involving failure to respond to discovery requests and comply with court orders that directed law firm to comply with discovery requests.
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Board docket number 169 DB 2017
Board docket number: 169 DB 2017
Court docket number: No. 2422 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: February 22, 2018
Keywords: Disbarred on Consent; Criminal conviction of Statutory Sexual Assault, Corruption of Minors and Promoting Prostitution.
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Board docket number 88 DB 2017
Board docket number: 88 DB 2017
Court docket number: 00
Date: February 21, 2018
Keywords: Public Reprimand; Failure to appear for Informal Admonition; Failed to complete work on client's divorce matter and failed to return fee; Failed to submit response to ODC; Remorse and no prior discipline mitigate.
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Board docket number 42 DB 2017
Board docket number: 42 DB 2017
Court docket number: No. 2443 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: February 12, 2018
Keywords: Two Year Probation on Consent; Misappropriation of approximately $8,000 - $9,000 of client funds; Repayment of funds, cooperation, expression of regret, acceptance of responsibility and no prior discipline mitigate.
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Board docket number 19 DB 2018
Board docket number: 19 DB 2018
Court docket number: No. 2446 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: February 12, 2018
Keywords: Temporary Suspension on Consent - Rule 214
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Board docket number 21 and 150 DB 2013
Board docket number: 21 and 150 DB 2013
Court docket number: No. 2140 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: February 12, 2018
Keywords: Reinstatement Granted from three months suspension.
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Board docket number 178 DB 2017
Board docket number: 178 DB 2017
Court docket number: No. 2424 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: February 12, 2018
Keywords: Disbarred Reciprocal with Florida
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Board docket number 209 DB 2016
Board docket number: 209 DB 2016
Court docket number: No. 2339 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: February 12, 2018
Keywords: Disbarred on Consent; Mishandled over $250,000 from an estate while serving as an estate executor and failure to make prompt distribution of estate assets to the residual beneficiaries.
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Board docket number 81 DB 2016
Board docket number: 81 DB 2016
Court docket number: No. 2393 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: February 12, 2018
Keywords: Reinstatement Granted from three month suspension.
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Board docket number 210 DB 2009
Board docket number: 210 DB 2009
Court docket number: No. 1578 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: February 05, 2018
Keywords: Reinstatement Denied from Disbarment on Consent based on mishandling escrow accounts and engaging in dishonest conduct; Post-disbarment conduct, unreliable testimony and failure to demonstrate remorse; Burden not met.
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Board docket number 179 DB 2017
Board docket number: 179 DB 2017
Court docket number: No. 2425 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: February 05, 2018
Keywords: Disability Inactive Status
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Board docket number 125 DB 2013
Board docket number: 125 DB 2013
Court docket number: No. 2317 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: February 01, 2018
Keywords: Immediate Reinstatement
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Board docket number 185 DB 2017
Board docket number: 185 DB 2017
Court docket number: No. 2427 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: February 01, 2018
Keywords: Disbarred Reciprocal with New Jersey
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Board docket number 205 DB 2017
Board docket number: 205 DB 2017
Court docket number: 2439 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: January 31, 2018
Keywords: Temporary Suspension - Rule 208(f)
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Board docket number 8 DB 2018
Board docket number: 8 DB 2018
Court docket number: 00
Date: January 30, 2018
Keywords: Public Reprimand; Criminal Conviction of DUI, Reckless Endangering and Accidents Involving Death or Personal Injury; Failed to self-report conviction.
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Board docket number 152 DB 2017
Board docket number: 152 DB 2017
Court docket number: 00
Date: January 30, 2018
Keywords: Public Reprimand; Violations of New Jersey Rules of Professional Conduct 1.1(a) and 1.4(b).
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Board docket number 207 DB 2017
Board docket number: 207 DB 2017
Court docket number: No. 2441 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: January 25, 2018
Keywords: Temporary Suspension - Rule 208(f)
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Board docket number 7 DB 2018
Board docket number: 7 DB 2018
Court docket number: No. 2444 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: January 25, 2018
Keywords: Disbarred on Consent
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Board docket number 1 DB 2018
Board docket number: 1 DB 2018
Court docket number: 00
Date: January 22, 2018
Keywords: Public Reprimand; Engaged in unauthorized practice of law while on Administrative Suspension.
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Board docket number 79 DB 2009
Board docket number: 79 DB 2009
Court docket number: No. 1493 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: January 22, 2018
Keywords: Reinstatement Denied from Disbarment based on convictions of endangering the welfare of children, criminal use of communication facility, corruption of minors and furnishing liquor etc. to minors while serving as a public official; Insufficient time has passed to dissipate the detrimental impact on the integrity and standing of the bar, the administration of justice and the public interest.
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