Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 53355
Attorney Name Fisher, Robert S.
DBP Docket No. 52 DB 2005
Supreme Court Docket No. 1169 DD No. 3
County Philadelphia
Disciplinary Counsel Harriet R. Brumberg
Counsel for Respondent None
Decision Date 2006-09-19
Effective Date 2006-09-19
Case Digest Respondent mishandled twelve client matters over the course of four years. Respondent neglected his clients, failed to communicate, engaged in deceptive behavior, and failed to withdraw from the representation when he purportedly became ill. Ultimately, Respondent abandoned his clients resulting in the statute of limitations expiring on some of his clients’ cases. Aggravating factors included Respondent’s prior record of discipline, failure to cooperate with ODC, and failure to participate in the disciplinary hearing process. Respondent, who did not appear for his disciplinary hearing, offered no mitigation evidence.
Rule Violation(s) PA RPC: 1.3; former 1.4(a); former 1.4(b); 1.16(a)(3); 1.16(d); 3.2; 8.4(c); and 8.4(d).
Discipline Imposed Disbarment
Points of Law Respondent failed to participate whosoever in the disciplinary process; “It may be inferred from his actions that he has no interest in preserving his license to practice law.”
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