Monday, May 10, 2010
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has accepted the consent to disbarment of an attorney who was placed on inactive status in September 2008.
Appended to the court's order are two petitions charging ethical misconduct. One charges the respondent with billing fraud while employed by HIRECounsel assigned to perform legal work for Pepper Hamilton LLP. It is alleged that the respondent billed almost $80,000 for services that were not performed. The petition also charges that he mishandled a client's case.
The second petition relates to a criminal matter in which the respondent had been charged with offenses that included attempted murder. The attempted murder charge was dismissed at a preliminary proceeding and the respondent later pled to misdemeanor simple assault charges. (Mike Frisch)