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Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 22116
Attorney Name Toppelberg , Alan s.
DBP Docket No. 54 DB 2009
Supreme Court Docket No. 1480 DD No. 3
County Out of State
Disciplinary Counsel Anthony P. Sodroski
Counsel for Respondent None
Decision Date 2009-09-22
Effective Date 2009-10-22
Case Digest In 2006, Respondent was suspended from the practice of law in the District of Columbia for a period of 60 days, with 30 days held in abeyance in lieu of one year of supervised probation, within which time Respondent must consult with the Practice Management Advisory Service, implement their recommendations, and submit a compliance report. In re Alan S. Toppelberg, 906 A.2d 881 (D.C. 2006). In 2009, Respondent was suspended from the practice of law in the District of Columbia for a period of one year. In re Alan S. Toppelberg, 966 A.2d 852 (D.C. 2009). Respondent did not report either of his suspensions to the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board, as required by Pa.R.D.E. 216(e). Respondent received four informal admonitions, in the District of Columbia between 1985 an 2006. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court suspended Respondent from the practice of law in the Commonwealth “consistent with the Opinions and Orders of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals decided September 21, 2006, and March 5, 2009.”
Rule Violation(s)
Discipline Imposed Reciprocal suspension consistent with out of state discipline.
Points of Law
Report/Opinion not available