Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 33411
Attorney Name Grayson, Steven Robert
DBP Docket No. 95 DB 2007
Supreme Court Docket No. 1327 DD No. 3
County Philadelphia
Disciplinary Counsel Richard Hernandez
Counsel for Respondent James C. Schwartzman
Decision Date 2008-03-20
Effective Date 2008-04-19
Case Digest In twelve client matters, Respondent converted for his own use over $35,000.00 in fees and costs belonging to Respondentís former employer, in violation of Rules of Professional Conduct 1.15(a), 1.15(b), and 8.4(c). Respondentís misconduct took place from January 22, 2003 through July 31, 2006. Mitigating factors in determining the discipline to impose were Respondentís: lack of a record of discipline; cooperation; remorse; and restitution to his former employer. A three-member panel of the Disciplinary Board approved a Joint Petition in Support of Discipline on Consent, in which Respondent consented to a two-year suspension. On March 20, 2008, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court approved the Joint Petition in Support of Discipline on Consent.
Rule Violation(s) Former RPC 1.15(a), RPC 1.15(a), former RPC 1.15(b), RPC 1.15(b), and RPC 8.4(c).
Discipline Imposed Two-year suspension.
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