Friday, December 18, 2009
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney who was suspended for two years in 1993 and never reinstated. Prior to the suspension, he had racked up a record of four informal admonitions and a private reprimand.
The suspension did not deter him. The Disciplinary Board found he "engaged in law-related activities and the unauthorized practice of law; managed the law practice of [an attorney], and supervised a legal associate in the law office; engaged in misconduct before the bankruptcy court that necessitated intervention by the court; and violated Orders issued by the bankruptcy court."
The testimony of the supervised associate (which included hearing Respondent use the false name "Dan McCluskey" on the telephone) was "revealing as to the breadth and depth of Respondent's misconduct."
Respondent's view: "...looking back, would I do anything different? I don't think so."