Monday, March 17, 2014
An attorney who had no prior discipline in 27 years of practice has been reprimanded by the New Jersey Supreme Court.
The attorney was found to have falsely accused the entire judiciary of Pennsylvania - some 250 judicial officers - of systemic corruption. The accusations violated Rule 8.2 (which, I am pleased to state, the District of Columbia has not adopted).
The conduct came in the wake of losing an arbitration that involved legal malpractice claims.
Suffice it to say that the loss was fully litigated in several trial and appellate court proceedings, in none of which the attorney's client prevailed.
The attorney defended the charges on First Amendment and truthfulness grounds. (Mike Frisch)