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Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 68750
Attorney Name Middleton, Clyde Kevin
DBP Docket No. 106 DB 2002
Supreme Court Docket No. No. 945, DD No. 3
County Wyoming
Disciplinary Counsel Edwin R. Frownfelter
Counsel for Respondent None
Decision Date 2004-08-12
Effective Date 2004-12-01
Case Digest Respondent closed his practice due to ill health and an interest in seeking other employment. He failed to finish work on two cases or to return the clients’ files, and failed to refund a fee paid in advance in one of the cases. An informal admonition was directed in one of the cases, but Respondent failed to appear for informal admonition or to comply with the conditions attached to it. Formal charges were filed against Respondent. Respondent agreed to accept private reprimand after formal charges, but failed to appear for private reprimand. The matter was referred to the Supreme Court which directed Respondent to appear for public censure. Respondent did appear and the matter was concluded with public censure.
Rule Violation(s) 1.3, 1.4(a), 1.5(b), 1.15(b), 1.16(d), Pa. R.D.E. 203(b)(2)
Discipline Imposed Public Censure
Points of Law Failure to appear for private discipline or to comply with conditions attached to an order for private discipline warrants public censure.
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