Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 79956
Attorney Name Fails, III, Kenneth Harrison
DBP Docket No. 27 DB 2003
Supreme Court Docket No. 793 D.D. No. 3
County Out of State
Disciplinary Counsel Samuel F. Napoli
Counsel for Respondent Robert H. Davis
Decision Date 2003-03-25
Effective Date 2003-04-24
Case Digest Respondent's license to practice law in Virginia was revoked, which is equivalent to disbarment in Pennsylvania. This is a reciprocal discipline matter to the discipline imposed in Virginia. Respondent's license revocation in Virginia was based upon his lack of diligence, his practicing while his license was suspended for failure to pay his annual registration fee, his settling a lawsuit without his client's consent and his attempt to enlist opposing counsel in that case in deceiving Respondent's client into believing that the settlement was for a larger amount than actually was the case. Respondent contested reciprocal discipline in Pennsylvania, alleging that proceedings in Virginia were lacking in due process.
Rule Violation(s) Rule 216, Pa.R.D.E.
Discipline Imposed Disbarment
Points of Law Virginia's disciplinary proceedings fulfill Pennsylvania's due process requirements.
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