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Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 66660
Attorney Name DiGiovanni , Peter William
DBP Docket No. 36 DB 2008
Supreme Court Docket No. 1468 DD No. 3
County Delaware
Disciplinary Counsel Ramona Mariani
Counsel for Respondent None
Decision Date 2009-05-28
Effective Date 2009-06-27
Case Digest By Report and Recommendation dated February 27, 2009 the Disciplinary Board recommended that Respondent be suspended for one year and one day. By Pennsylvania Supreme Court Order dated March 16, 2007, Respondent was involuntarily transferred to inactive status due to failure to comply with CLE. Respondent continued to practice law in violation of the Courtís Order. On his eventual reinstatement, Respondent falsely certified to the Office of the Secretary by way of his Statement of Compliance that he had complied with the provisions of the Courtís Order and that he had fully complied with the applicable provisions of the Pennsylvania Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement and applicable Disciplinary Board Rules. By Order dated May 28, 2009, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania adopted the Boardís recommendation and suspended Respondent for one year and one day.
Rule Violation(s) RPC 5.5(a), 7.1, 8.4(c) and 8.4(d); Pa.R.D.E. 217(b); Pa.R.D.E. 217(c)(1) and (2); Pa.R.D.E. 217(d); Pa.R.D.E 217(e)(1) and (2); Pa.R.D.E. 217(j)(1); Pa.R.D.E. 217(j)j(4)(i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi) and (x).
Discipline Imposed Suspension of one year and one day.
Points of Law Unauthorized practice of law accompanied by a false certification to the Office of the Secretary of the Disciplinary Board warrants a license suspension of one year and one day.
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