Tuesday, January 3, 2012
An attorney who had consented to disbarment in New Jersey and was disbarred as reciprocal discipline in Pennsylvania has been reinstated by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
The attorney had engaged in three instances of misappropriation motivated by his "desire to live a lifestyle that his earnings could not support."
He had filed and withdrawn an earlier reinstatement petition. Among the issues in that proceeding was evidence that he had misrepresented his status as an attorney on a Internet dating site after he was disbarred.
The court followed the recommendation of its Disciplinary Board, which cited his employment record as a security guard and later as a supervisor with a security company.
Disciplinary Counsel had opposed reinstatement. (Mike Frisch)