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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Justice Baer Calls for Harsher Discipline for Repeat Offenders

/ 03.Apr, 2014

On Monday, the Supreme Court adopted the recommendation of the Disciplinary Board, and suspended attorney Thomas Russel Quinn of Philadelphia for a period of one . . .

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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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Five Year Suspension for Accusations of Judicial Misconduct

/ 05.Nov, 2013

Donald A. Bailey, a former US Congressman, and Auditor General of Pennsylvania, has been suspended from the practice of law for five years.  According to . . .

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Ewwww, Montgomery County Attorney Receives Six Month Suspension for "Up-Skirt" Stalking

/ 12.Sep, 2013

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, on the recommendation of the Disciplinary Board has suspended Montgomery County attorney Clayton William Boulware from the practice of law . . .

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First Reported Disciplinary Action for Sexual Relations with a Client Under Pa. R.P.C. 1.8(j)

/ 01.Aug, 2013

Bucks County attorney, David H. Knight, admitted he accepted oral sex from a client in lieu of a $1,000 fee.  Knight has been suspended from . . .

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New Jersey Judge Suspended After Accusation of Harboring Fugitive

/ 30.Jul, 2013

Middlesex County, New Jersey, Superior Court Judge Carlia Brady admitted she lived with Jason Prontnicki, who pleaded guilty to receiving stolen prescription drug forms, and . . .

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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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Judge Nocella now Suspended Without Pay

/ 26.Jun, 2013

We have previously written about Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Thomas M. Nocella, who is facing disciplinary proceedings for allegedly, among other things, misrepresenting . . .

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New York Lawyers Suspended for Advising Client to Change Story

/ 22.May, 2013

New York attorneys Shane Rios and Daniel Levy have been suspended from the practice of law for nine months.   Mr. Rios and Mr. Levy . . .

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