Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 0
Attorney Name Anonymous,
DBP Docket No. 160 DB 2003
Supreme Court Docket No.
Disciplinary Counsel Alan J. Davis
Counsel for Respondent James C. Schwartzman
Decision Date 2004-11-22
Effective Date 2004-11-22
Case Digest This matter was based upon Respondent’s criminal conviction after having pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Respondent presented testimony that he suffered from alcoholism which was related to his criminal conviction. Disciplinary Counsel presented letters written by the Respondent which the Hearing Committee described as “infantile and unprofessional,” but which did not persuade the committee that Respondent suffered from a pathology that rendered him unfit to practice law.
Rule Violation(s) Rule 203(b)(1), Pa. R.D.E.
Discipline Imposed Private reprimand with two years probation.
Points of Law
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