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Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 0
Attorney Name Anonymous,
DBP Docket No. 2 DB 2003
Supreme Court Docket No.
County
Disciplinary Counsel Raymond S. Wierciszewski
Counsel for Respondent Samuel C. Stretton
Decision Date 2004-05-24
Effective Date 2004-05-24
Case Digest Respondent stipulated to numerous Rule violations in connection with four separate client matters. Respondent had previously received an informal admonition. The Hearing Committee noted that Respondentís misconduct was the result of Respondentís lack of experience and difficulties managing a law practice. In addition, the Hearing Committee noted that Respondent acknowledged mistakes, expressed deep remorse, make restitution and affirmatively addressed Respondentís inability to manage a law practice. Disciplinary Counsel recommended that Respondent receive a private reprimand and be placed on probation for three years. The Hearing Committee recommended that Respondent receive a private reprimand and be placed on probation for two years. A majority of the Disciplinary Board agreed with the Hearing Committee. Three members of the Board dissented in favor of a public censure and two members of the Board dissented in favor of a three-month suspension.
Rule Violation(s) RPC 1.3, RPC 1.4(a), RPC 1.4(b), RPC 3.2 and RPC 8.4(d).
Discipline Imposed Private Reprimand. Respondent was also placed on probation for two years, the condition of which was a practice monitor.
Points of Law
Report/Opinion not available