Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 32137
Attorney Name Cheek, Jr., Robert Chase
DBP Docket No. 129 DB 1998
Supreme Court Docket No. 460 D.D. No. 3
County Allegheny
Disciplinary Counsel Samuel F. Napoli
Counsel for Respondent None
Decision Date 2000-03-13
Effective Date 2000-04-12
Case Digest This matter was commenced via a Petition to hold Respondent in contempt for violating an order of the Supreme Court transferring him to inactive status. Despite the transfer to inactive status, Respondent continued to practice law, representing eight clients in criminal and civil matters in court.
Rule Violation(s) No specific rule. Respondent was held in contempt of the Supreme Court's order transferring him to inactive status.
Discipline Imposed Three year suspension
Points of Law "Disdain" for a Supreme Court order requires serious discipline. A lawyer who continues to practice law and represent clients after transfer to inactive status will be suspended.
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