M. Christina Gutierrez’s Other Client- the Pennsylvania Link to the Serial Podcast

/ 12.Jan, 2015

Serial Podcast, the breakout podcast from NPR, averaged over 1.5 million listeners per episode.  The podcast is a fascinating twelve part, in-depth, look at a . . .

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Ethics Attorney Disbarred

/ 14.Apr, 2014

A Houston attorney with a practice concentrating on ethics complaints and licensing issues for lawyers and doctors has been disbarred.  Robert S. Bennett of Houston . . .

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Hiding the Ball Can Lead to a Time Out

/ 07.Apr, 2014

Attorneys owe a duty to assist their clients, but overzealous representation often leads to discipline.  The news is replete with stories of attorneys facing discipline . . .

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Overbilling and Theft of Client Funds Leads to Guilty Plea for Former Spector Gadon Associate

/ 20.Mar, 2014

In December 2012, Gomer Thomas Williams, a former Spector Gadon & Rosen associate, was disbarred on consent.  In late January, he was indicted on a . . .

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Pennsylvania Disciplinary Statistics for 2013

/ 28.Jan, 2014

It was another busy year for the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.   Over the last year thirty-six attorneys were disbarred, fifty . . .

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Mortgage Foreclosure Conspirator Disbarred

/ 11.Sep, 2013

The disbarment on consent of Sean Ryan McBride was only the most recent step in McBride’s downfall.  In October of last year, McBride was sentenced . . .

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Moving from suspension to disbarment

/ 24.Jul, 2013

On June 19, 2013, William E. Buchko of Beaver County was disbarred retroactive to August 2, 2011.  On November 8, 2010, Mr. Buchko entered a . . .

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Disbarred for Unreasonable Fee

/ 22.Mar, 2013

Ohio based mass tort lawyer, Stan Chesley, has been disbarred in Kentucky (opinion here) for taking a $20 million fee in a diet drug case, in . . .

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The Romantic Alcoholic, Reality, and Disbarment

/ 28.Feb, 2013

Lawyers and alcohol have a long history together, both in fiction and real life.  From Dickens’ Sydney Carton to Paul Newman’s Frank Gavin, the literary . . .

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Things You Probably Could Guess Would Make You Lose Your License (Late 2012 Edition)

/ 07.Dec, 2012

Beating your client with a baseball bat: West Virginia attorney, Joshua Robinson, lost his law license after beating his client David Gump with a baseball . . .

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