Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 85306
Attorney Name Chisholm, II, Donald
DBP Docket No. 87 DB 2007
Supreme Court Docket No. 1330 DD No. 3
County Philadelphia
Disciplinary Counsel Donna M. Snyder
Counsel for Respondent Samuel C. Stretton
Decision Date 2008-03-20
Effective Date 2008-03-20
Case Digest Respondentís professional misconduct in two separate matters included Respondentís failure to act with diligence and promptness, to keep his clients informed of the status of their cases, and engaging in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice. In the first case, after being court-appointed to represent his client on a Post-Conviction Relief Act Petition, Respondent failed to file a brief. In the second matter, in which Respondent was privately retained to represent a client in a criminal matter, he failed to follow-up on the clientís appeal to Superior Court and failed to file a brief. In both cases, Respondent failed to keep his clients informed about the status of their matters or to promptly comply with requests for information. Respondent consented to a public censure.
Rule Violation(s) RPC 1.3, RPC 1.4(a)(3), RPC 1.4(a) (4) and RPC 8.4(d).
Discipline Imposed Public Censure
Points of Law
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