Tuesday, June 9, 2009
An interesting stipulated disposition from the District of Columbia has led to a recommended 60 day suspension, which will be sent to the Court of Appeals for final action. The lawyer agreed the he had misrepresented his status at Pillsbury Winthrop as "senior counsel" rather than associate and made false representations on behalf of a friend. He also had worked outside the firm and competed with firm clients in his personal real estate venture. The lawyer had no record of prior discipline and "is sincere in his regrets and has taken steps to remedy his violations and prevent recurrences."
The hearing committee report can be accessed through this link. Follow to the report in In re Stillwell. (Mike Frisch)