Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 22534
Attorney Name Lee, John A.
DBP Docket No. 63 DB 2005
Supreme Court Docket No. 1199 DD No. 3
County Allegheny
Disciplinary Counsel Susan N. Dobbins
Counsel for Respondent None
Decision Date 2006-12-14
Effective Date 2007-01-13
Case Digest Formal charges were brought against Respondent for his violation of the Rules of Professional Conduct in his representation of a client in an employment discrimination action. Respondent failed to adequately communicate with his client about the matter. Additionally, Respondent failed to hold $1,000 in entrusted funds separate and apart from his own and he failed to return said funds at the termination of the representation. Respondent had a disciplinary history of an informal admonition and two private reprimands.
Rule Violation(s) 1.4(a), 1.15(a), and 1.16(d)
Discipline Imposed Suspension for six months
Points of Law
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