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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 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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Board docket number 215 DB 2015
Board docket number: 215 DB 2015
Court docket number: No. 2192 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: January 19, 2018
Keywords: Immediate Reinstatement - Resume Probation
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Board docket number 16 DB 2016
Board docket number: 16 DB 2016
Court docket number: 00
Date: January 18, 2018
Keywords: Public Reprimand; Misconduct in two client matters; Failed to provide a written engagement letter; Failed to hold client and third party funds in an IOLTA account and failed to list that account on his attorney registration form in four consecutive years; No prior discipline.
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Board docket number 153 DB 2017
Board docket number: 153 DB 2017
Court docket number: 00
Date: January 18, 2018
Keywords: Public Reprimand; Misconduct in representation in connection with the removal of juveniles from the care of their adoptive parents; Failed to provide competent representation; Failed to act with reasonable diligence; Failed to consult with clients; Charged excessive fee; Failed to provide written fee agreement; Conflict of interest; Asserted issues where there was no basis in law or fact; Ex parte communication; Engaged in conduct intended to disrupt tribunal; false statements; No prior discipline.
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Board docket number 123 DB 2015
Board docket number: 123 DB 2015
Court docket number: No. 2195 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: January 18, 2018
Keywords: Disbarred; Conviction of theft, obstruction and misapplication of entrusted property; Stole cocaine from evidence locker in his chambers while a sitting Washington County Judge. Braun not met.
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Board docket number 206 DB 2017
Board docket number: 206 DB 2017
Court docket number: No. 2437 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: January 12, 2018
Keywords: Disbarred on Consent
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Board docket number 129 DB 2016
Board docket number: 129 DB 2016
Court docket number: 00
Date: January 09, 2018
Keywords: Private Reprimand with One Year Probation and Practice Monitor; Neglect, lack of diligence, failure to communicate, dishonesty and engaged in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice in his representation of the executor of an estate; No prior discipline.
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Board docket number 93 DB 2017
Board docket number: 93 DB 2017
Court docket number: No. 2429 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: January 05, 2018
Keywords: One Year and One Day Suspension; Serial neglect; Failure to Communicate; Retained unearned fees; Failure to take steps to remedy the neglect; Failed to respond to inquiries from disciplinary authorities; No prior discipline and belated cooperation with ODC mitigate.
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Board docket number 164 DB 2017
Board docket number: 164 DB 2017
Court docket number: No. 2419 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: January 05, 2018
Keywords: Disbarred Reciprocal with District of Columbia Court of Appeals
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Board docket number 204 DB 2017
Board docket number: 204 DB 2017
Court docket number: No. 2435 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: January 04, 2018
Keywords: Joint Petition for Temporary Suspension - Rule 214
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Board docket number 9 DB 2017
Board docket number: 9 DB 2017
Court docket number: No. 2423 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: December 26, 2017
Keywords: One Year and One Day Suspension; Neglect of a client matter; Failure to appear for Informal Admonition or satisfy the condition of the Informal Admonition; Failed to respond or participate in the disciplinary process. No prior discipline.
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Board docket number 149 DB 2002
Board docket number: 149 DB 2002
Court docket number: No. 800 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: December 26, 2017
Keywords: Reinstatement Granted from Disbarment based on criminal conviction for health care fraud; Character witnesses; Sincere regret and remorse; Involvement in charitable organizations; Qualitative period of disbarment; Burden met.
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Board docket number 191 DB 2017
Board docket number: 191 DB 2017
Court docket number: No. 2430 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: December 21, 2017
Keywords: Temporary Suspension - Rule 214
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Board docket number No. 2406 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Board docket number: No. 2406 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Court docket number: 119 DB 2017
Date: December 21, 2017
Keywords: Disbarment on Consent; Criminal conviction of three counts of mail fraud based on misappropriating more than $600,000 of client funds.
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Board docket number 147 DB 2017
Board docket number: 147 DB 2017
Court docket number: No. 2428 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: December 14, 2017
Keywords: Disbarred on Consent; Failed to file final probation report; Abandonment of law practice; Neglect of clients; Failed to cooperate with disciplinary counsel; Prior discipline.
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Board docket number 174 DB 2015
Board docket number: 174 DB 2015
Court docket number: No. 2418 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: December 13, 2017
Keywords: One Year and One Day Suspension; Failure to file necessary pleadings; Failure to respond to client's reasonable requests for information; Improperly advanced funds to client; Failure to inform client that he was not licensed in NJ; No prior discipline.
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Board docket number 149 DB 2017
Board docket number: 149 DB 2017
Court docket number: No. 2421 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: November 21, 2017
Keywords: One Year and One Day Suspension on Consent; Failure to cooperate with prior firm partner in dissolving the firm; Neglect of two client matters and inability to account for client funds in excess of $10,000. Remorse and cooperation mitigate.
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Board docket number 160 DB 2014
Board docket number: 160 DB 2014
Court docket number: 2138 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: November 14, 2017
Keywords: Disbarred; neglect; failure to communicate; collection of excessive fees; conflict of interest; failure to competently represent clients; mistrepresentation of facts to clients and the court; prior discipline, failure to recognize ethics violations and acknowledge misconduct and lack of remorse aggravates
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Board docket number 144 DB 2016
Board docket number: 144 DB 2016
Court docket number: 2411 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: November 14, 2017
Keywords: Two year suspension; unauthorized practice of law in Utah; neglect; misrepresentations to clients; failure to communicate; failure to refund fees; failure to competently represent clients in two matters; disregard of professional responsibilities and failure to participate in disciplinary proceedings aggravate
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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: October 30, 2017
Keywords: One Year Suspension on Consent: Entered into a proceeding without proper authority and without a specific client and filed an action in which he had not basis in law and fact for doing so; Prior disicipline.
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Board docket number 69 DB 2010
Board docket number: 69 DB 2010
Court docket number: 1612 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: October 27, 2017
Keywords: Reinstatement Granted from Disbarment on Consent based on criminal conviction for mail fraud, wire fraud, bankruptcy fraud and money laundering; Character witnesses; Sincere regret and remorse; Burden met.
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