Friday, December 20, 2013
The New Jersey Supreme Court has publicly censured a 67 year old attorney for gross neglect and related violations.
The attorney was a Vietnam veteran and former police officer with no prior discipline.
The Disciplinary Review Board denied the attorney's motion to vacate a default for failure to answer the compliant. The attorney sought to vacate, claiming that his "genuine remorse and a fatalistic view of what would occur as a result of this ethics case" and a hope that it "would just go away" was not a reasonable explanation for the failure to file an answer. (MIke Frisch)