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BOARD DOCKET NUMBER: 166 DB 2021
Court Docket Number: No. 2847Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: January 14, 2022
Keywords: Disbarred on Consent
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BOARD DOCKET NUMBER: 136 DB 2021
Court Docket Number: No. 2843 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: January 14, 2022
Keywords: Temporary Suspension - Rule 208(f)
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BOARD DOCKET NUMBER: 162 DB 2021
Court Docket Number: No. 2846 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: January 06, 2022
Keywords: One Year and One Day Suspension on Consent; Misappropriation of law firm funds; No prior discipline and other mitigating factors.
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BOARD DOCKET NUMBER: 159 DB 2008
Court Docket Number: No. 1430Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: January 06, 2022
Keywords: Reinstatement Denied; Failed to demonstrate sufficient quantitative or qualitative rehabilitation to ameliorate the detrimental impact of his conduct on the public trust; Burden not met.
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BOARD DOCKET NUMBER: 70 DB 2020
Court Docket Number: No. 2722 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: January 06, 2022
Keywords: Three Year Suspension'; Criminal Conviction of Stalking; Failure to demonstrate remorse and use of law license to frighten and intimidate victim aggravate; No prior discipline.
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BOARD DOCKET NUMBER: 161 DB 2021
Court Docket Number: No. 2845 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: December 30, 2021
Keywords: Disbarred on Consent
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BOARD DOCKET NUMBER: 107 DB 2020
Court Docket Number: No. 2833 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: December 27, 2021
Keywords: One Year and One Day Suspension; Incompetence; lack of diligence; conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice; dishonesty; misrepresentations; No prior discipline.
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BOARD DOCKET NUMBER: 132 DB 2021
Court Docket Number: No. 2830 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: December 17, 2021
Keywords: Six Months Suspension Reciprocal with New Jersey
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BOARD DOCKET NUMBER: 147 DB 2021
Court Docket Number: No. 2840 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: December 17, 2021
Keywords: Temporary Suspension - Rule 208(f)(5)
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BOARD DOCKET NUMBER: 18 DB 2021
Court Docket Number: No. 2784 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: December 17, 2021
Keywords: Disbarred on Consent; Unauthorized practice of law; Abandonment of client matters; Mishandling client fees; Failure to refund unearned fees; Failure to answer ODC's DB-7 Request for Statement of Position and provide records requested by ODC.
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BOARD DOCKET NUMBER: 195 DB 2020
Court Docket Number: No. 2773 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: December 15, 2021
Keywords: Four Year Suspension on Consent; Misappropriation of client funds; Misuse of IOLTA; Failure to safeguard client funds; Acceptance of responsibility, reimbursement to PA CSF; Character references and no prior discipline mitigate.
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BOARD DOCKET NUMBER: 93 DB 2021
Court Docket Number: No. 2839 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: December 15, 2021
Keywords: Two Year Suspension on /Consent; Neglect of client matters; Failure to diligently represent and communicate with clients; Prior discipline.
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BOARD DOCKET NUMBER: 146 DB 2021
Court Docket Number: No. 2834 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: December 07, 2021
Keywords: Temporary Suspension - Rule 214
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BOARD DOCKET NUMBER: 150 DB 2021
Court Docket Number: 00
Date: December 02, 2021
Keywords: Public Reprimand for violations of PaRPC 8.4(b) and PaRDE 203(b)(1), 203(b)(3) and 214(a); Criminal convictions of DUI in 2005 and 2013 and a summary conviction for simple trespass in 2020; Failed to report convictions to ODC; No prior discipline.
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BOARD DOCKET NUMBER: 153 DB 2020
Court Docket Number: 2755 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: November 29, 2021
Keywords: Reinstatement to Inactive Status Granted from Six Month Suspension
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BOARD DOCKET NUMBER: 129 DB 2021
Court Docket Number: 2826 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: November 24, 2021
Keywords: Temporary Suspension-Rule208
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BOARD DOCKET NUMBER: 101 DB 2020
Court Docket Number: 2825 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: November 23, 2021
Keywords: Two year suspension; Incompetence; Neglect of client matter over a period of seven years; Failure to distribute Rule 1.15 Funds and failed to maintain proper records required under RPC 1.15(c) over 20 year period; Acceptance of responsibility, cooperation and no prior discipline mitigate.
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BOARD DOCKET NUMBER: 97 DB 2020
Court Docket Number: No. 2829 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: November 18, 2021
Keywords: Eighteen Month Suspension; Engaged in pattern of repeated neglect and incompetence in four client matters; Frivolous pleadings and acted with deception with the court; Failure to accept responsibility and show remorse, and prior discipline aggravate.
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BOARD DOCKET NUMBER: 125 DB 2021
Court Docket Number: No. 2824 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: November 12, 2021
Keywords: Disability Inactive Status
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BOARD DOCKET NUMBER: 120 DB 2016
Court Docket Number: No. 2534 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: November 08, 2021
Keywords: Reinstatement Granted from One Year and One Day Suspension; Rehabilitation; Character witnesses; Burden met.
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BOARD DOCKET NUMBER: 131 DB 2021
Court Docket Number: 2828 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: October 27, 2021
Keywords: Temporary Suspension
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BOARD DOCKET NUMBER: 126 DB 2021
Court Docket Number: 00
Date: October 22, 2021
Keywords: Public Reprimand for violations of RPC 8.4(d), Pa.R.D.E. 203(b)(1) and Pa.R.D.E. 214(a); Failure to comply with IRS Summons; Failure to appear at Court hearings resulting in contempt citation; Two criminal convictions; Failure to report criminal convictions; No prior discipline.
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BOARD DOCKET NUMBER: 116 DB 2021
Court Docket Number: No. 2815 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: October 19, 2021
Keywords: One Year Suspension Reciprocal with New Jersey
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BOARD DOCKET NUMBER: 143 DB 2020
Court Docket Number: No. 2827 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: October 14, 2021
Keywords: Disability Inactive Status
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BOARD DOCKET NUMBER: 112 DB 2021
Court Docket Number: No. 2813 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: October 14, 2021
Keywords: Disbarred Reciprocal with Connecticut
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BOARD DOCKET NUMBER: 111 DB 2021
Court Docket Number: No. 2814 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: October 14, 2021
Keywords: Disbarred Reciprocal with New Jersey
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BOARD DOCKET NUMBER: 67 DB 2021
Court Docket Number: 2793 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: October 08, 2021
Keywords: Reinstatement to Retired Status
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BOARD DOCKET NUMBER: 122 DB 2021
Court Docket Number: No. 2823 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: October 01, 2021
Keywords: Three Month Stayed Suspension on Consent; Plead guilty in NJ to unlawful possession of a handgun; No prior discipline.
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BOARD DOCKET NUMBER: 115 DB 2021
Court Docket Number: No. 2822 Disciplinary Docket No. 3
Date: October 01, 2021
Keywords: Two Year Suspension on Consent; Frivolous filings; Incompetence; Lack of Diligence; Failure to expedite litigation; Dishonesty and misrepresentation; Conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice; Prior Discipline for similar misconduct.
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