Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 15103
Attorney Name Tumpson, Barry P.
DBP Docket No. 28 DB 1973 and 14 DB 1976
Supreme Court Docket No. 110 DD No. 1
County Out of State
Disciplinary Counsel Samuel F. Napoli
Counsel for Respondent None
Decision Date 2007-12-03
Effective Date 2007-12-03
Case Digest Respondent sought reinstatement from a November 1975 three month suspension. He had been denied reinstatement twice previously. The first denial was in May of 1978, at which time his suspension was extended to March of 1979 because of additional misconduct. A second reinstatement was denied in 1980, at which time evidence was introduced that he had threatened the Disciplinary Counsel handling the matter. It was found that he met his burden of proving that he should be reinstated.
Rule Violation(s)
Discipline Imposed Reinstatement granted
Points of Law A 31 year absence from the practice of law does not, by itself, serve as an impediment to reinstatement. No additional burden is created by the length of time spent on suspension.
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