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Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 65782
Attorney Name Katz, Alex
DBP Docket No. No. 123 DB 2005
Supreme Court Docket No. No. 1092 DD No. 3
County Montgomery
Disciplinary Counsel Barbara S. Rosenberg
Counsel for Respondent Samuel D. Miller, III
Decision Date 2006-01-05
Effective Date 0000-00-00
Case Digest Respondent accepted representation of the executor of an estate while Respondent was on inactive status. He held himself out as an attorney, charged a substantial fee and collected fees in excess of the agreed amount by misleading the client and failed to complete the work in a timely and correct manner. He then discontinued communication with the client and failed to refund the unearned fee.
Rule Violation(s) 1.1, 1.3, 1.4(a), 1.4(b), 1.15(a), 1.16(a)(1), 1.16(d), 5.5(b), 5.5(b)(1) and (2) [2005], 7.1(a), 7.1 [2005], 7.5(a), 8.4(a), 8.4(b) and (8.4(c); PaRDE 203(b)(3) via PaRDE 217(a), 217(b), 217(c), 217(d), 217(h), 217(i) and 217(j)(1) (4)
Discipline Imposed 2 year suspension
Points of Law
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