||Over a five-year period, Respondent billed firm clients for work he did not do. Respondent represented to the law firm in time records, and to the clients in billing, that he had performed legal services for clients
By way of mitigation, Respondent had no prior record of discipline and stipulated to the allegations against him.
The Board found several aggravating factors. Respondent had not produced any evidence to SHOW that the law firm had been reimbursed by Respondent. In addition, Respondent had not come forward to admit his misconduct; rather, it had been discovered following an investigation by the firm after a client inquiry. The firmís reputation suffered as a result of its disclosure to the client of Respondentís misconduct.