Wednesday, April 25, 2018
A note of sadness for me in an order of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court suspending an attorney for a year and a day based on his default in responding to a single client complaint.
Disciplinary Counsel had been unable to personally serve the complaint.
The defaulted allegation involve the representation of a client in a slip-and-fall. The attorney failed to have a written fee agreement, received funds in settlement of the claim and failed to forward the settlement proceeds to the client.
The attorney was born in 1936, admitted in 1961, and had no prior discipline. (Mike Frisch)