Friday, June 20, 2014
The Delaware Supreme Court has suspended a Pennsylvania attorney for one year and prohited his pro hac vice admission in any matter for three years based on findings of a pattern of unauthorized Delaware practice.
From 2006 to 2013, the attorney (never admitted in Delaware) "represented Delaware residents in over 100 matters arising out of motor vehicle accidents which occurred in Delaware and involved a policy of insurance issued for a vehicle registered in the State of Delaware."
Many of the matters were referrals from a Wilmington doctor. The attorney met with some clients in the doctor's office. Some of the clients came from television ads "which targeted Delaware residents." The attorney met with some of these clients in his firm's Wilmington office.
The attorney was admitted in Pennsylvania in 1965 and began practice in 1968. The Pennsylvania reciprocal discipline case could be interesting, as that jurisdiction takes a notably dim view of practicing while suspended. (Mike Frisch)