Friday, October 7, 2011
A justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has found that temporary suspension is appropriate for an attorney "convicted after jury trial of serious crimes bearing directly on his fitness to practice law." The attorney is pursuing an appeal of the conviction for filing a false motor vehicle insurance claim and two counts of attempt and larceny.
The judge found that the appeal has "some merit" but that "this is not enough to tip the balance away from temporary suspension [in light of the crimes]." The temporary suspension will not exceed a period of disbarment. (Mike Frisch)