March 11, 2011
Third Time's A Censure (Not A Charm)
The New Jersey Supreme Court has censured an attorney admitted in 1984 for misconduct in a single case. The attorney engaged in gross neglect and failed to reduce the fee agreement to writing.
Notably, the attorney has twice been reprimanded for gross neglect of client matters and related violations.
Here, the attorney never responded to the multiple letters from the Bar and did not participate in the disciplinary process.
There are places where the failure to respond in and of itself results in suspension. Four members of the Disciplinary Review Board would have suspended the attorney for three months. (Mike Frisch)
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