June 12, 2009
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court accepted a consent discipline proposal and imposed a public censure of an attorney convicted of misdemeanor offenses as a result of a bar fight. He had immediately notified bar authorities of the disposition of the criminal charges. The attorney had been sentenced to a term of imprisonment, the first four months on SCRAM (secure continuous remote alcohol monitor) house arrest followed by six months SCRAM monitoring.
The fight took place in the Wildcat Saloon in Archbald, where the attorney had "physically assaulted [the victim] by punching him in the head several times, causing physical injuries including a black eye, headaches and hearing loss, believing that [the victim] or his girlfriend had thrown a beer on [the lawyer's] brother's fiancee."
From the attorney's web page:
Simply stated, if [the] Attorney...or his office represents you, there is no doubt that the other side will know that you are intelligent enough to hire an attorney that is skilled, compassionate and aggressive. An attorney that will obtain a fair settlement for you or will take the case to trial and put the matter to twelve jurors and have them enter a substantial verdict in your favor.
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