Friday, April 26, 2013
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has denied reinstatement to a petitioner admitted to practice in 1971.
The petitioner was disbarred by consent in 1984 for misappropriation. The court granted his reinstatement petition in December 1991.
But the second time was no charm. He was suspended for five years in 2006 for "lying to an assistant distict attorney while representing a client at a hearing." Here, his attempt to secure reinstatement from that suspension was rejected.
There were several problems.
He has not accepted responsibility for his prior acts of misconduct.
More troubling was his involvement in a family business with the ironic name of License Restoration Services. The Disciplinary Board found his activities involved the practice of law in violation of the suspension order. This was fatal to the petition.
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. (Mike Frisch)