Monday, October 28, 2013
An attorney who was admitted to practice in 1964 and had no prior discipline was publicly censured by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for improper solicitation of clients.
The solicitations were made through a company paid by the attorney.
The Disciplinary Board found the sanction appropriate
Admittedly, the amount of money Respondent paid to PCH, the number of accident victims PCH contacted, and the length of time the PCH runners were employed is not insignificant. Nonetheless, the weighty mitigating factors of [his] extensive cooperation in ODC's exhaustive investigation, [his] unblemished disciplinary record spanning nearly five decades, and the absense of any aggravating factors tip the balance away from imposing a period of suspension.
PCH Consulting was an independent entity that marketed services to medical providers and solicted legal business. (Mike Frisch)