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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
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
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
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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Board docket number: 55 DB 2017
Court docket number: 2372 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: October 19, 2017
Keywords: Disbarred on consent; criminal conviction of Travel and Use of Interstate Facilities to Promote and Facilitate Bribery Contrary to Pennsylvania Law and admitted to other offenses while serving as District Attorney
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Board docket number: 29 DB 2016
Court docket number: 2395 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: October 18, 2017
Keywords: Two year suspension; neglect; failure to communicate; failure to refund fees; failure to competently represent her client; failure to properly manage funds; misrepresentation of facts to opposing counsel and actions prejudicial to the administration of justice in ten separate complaints; sincere remorse, copperation and no prior discipline mitigate.
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Board docket number: 153 DB 2017
Court docket number: 00
Date: October 16, 2017
Keywords: Public Reprimand; Failed to competently represent her clients by raising frivolous claims, failure to abide by Court orders, demonstrating lack of understanding of the Rules of Court and Rules of Evidence, and failure to recognize conflicts of interest; Failed to provide billing statement, a written fee agreement and charged an excessive fee.
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Board docket number: 130 DB 2017
Court docket number: No. 2409 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: October 06, 2017
Keywords: Six Month Suspension on Consent; Unauthorized practice of law while on Administrative Suspension over a period of five years; Sincere remorse, cooperation and no prior discipline mitigate.
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Board docket number: 58 DB 2016
Court docket number: No. 2407 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: October 06, 2017
Keywords: Two Year Suspension; Unauthorized practice of law while on Administrative Suspension for failure to comply with CLE; Failure to participate in the Disciplinary proceedings aggravate; No prior discipline.
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Board docket number: 169 DB 2016
Court docket number: No. 2311 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: October 02, 2017
Keywords: 5 Year Suspension on Consent; Misappropriation of client funds by improperly loaning funds to other clients to fund the purchase of real estate on numerous occasions; Converted settlement funds to personal use and other misconduct.
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Board docket number: 11 DB 2016
Court docket number: No. 2242 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: October 02, 2017
Keywords: 5 Year Suspension on Consent based on Criminal Conviction of Sexual Abuse of Children; Sentenced to IP for 23 months, 5 year Probation, $1000 fine, 72 hours Community Service and continue treatment with psychologist.
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Board docket number: 81 DB 2016
Court docket number: 2393 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: September 27, 2017
Keywords: Three Month Suspension for failure to diligently and competently represent his client and failed to file necessary pleadings in a civil matter; Prior discipline aggravates.
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Board docket number: 78 DB 2016
Court docket number: No. 2399 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: September 22, 2017
Keywords: Disbarred; Engaged in repeated misconduct by failure to provide fee agreements, failure to communicate, failure to provide accounting or refund monies, failure to show up for court proceedings, etc. in five client matters; Failed to respond or cooperate with ODC and did not appear at disciplinary hearing; Failed to notify clients of Administrative Suspension.
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Board docket number: 68 DB 2015
Court docket number: No. 2163 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: September 08, 2017
Keywords: Disbarred on Consent; Criminal Conviction of two counts of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Funds Received; Sentenced to 11 1/2 - 23 months incarceration, 5 years of probation and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $96,000.
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Board docket number: 80 DB 2016
Court docket number: No. 2397 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: September 06, 2017
Keywords: Disbarred; Unauthorized practice of law while Suspended; Neglect of client matters; Failure to communicate; Failure to provide services for which he was paid; Failed to return unearned fees; Failed to cooperate or accept responsibility for misconduct; No remorse and prior discipline aggravate.
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Board docket number: 167 DB 2016
Court docket number: Nos. 2310 and 2377 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: August 18, 2017
Keywords: Disbarred on Consent; Criminal Convictions of two counts of DUI: Controlled Substance-Impaired Ability, Small Amount of Marijuana and related charges; Failed to report convictions; Failed to accept responsibility for her actions; Misrepresentations to ODC; Failed to cooperate with ODC; Prior Discipline.
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Board docket number: 99 DB 2017
Court docket number: 00
Date: August 14, 2017
Keywords: Public Reprimand on Consent; Entered into a fee agreement with client in violation of RPC 1.5(c) and given the lack of clarity, failed to explain the matter to client in violation of RPC 1.4(b); Advanced funds to a client in violation of RPC 1.8(e); Prior discipline.
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Board docket number: 212 DB 2010
Court docket number: 1669 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: August 07, 2017
Keywords: Reinstatement Granted from 1 Year and 1 Day Suspension for violation of Order of Probation issued by Supreme Court and 1 Year and 1 Day Stayed Suspension with 2 Years Probation with Conditions for Criminal Conviction of DUI and other related offenses; Rehabilitation, character witnesses and remorse; Braun met; Burden for Reinstatement met.
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