||In one matter, Respondent settled his clientís motor vehicle accident case, but subsequently converted the proceeds for his own uses and purposes. In another case for another client, Respondent settled a motor vehicle case for a mother and her daughter. Although no conversion was found, the Disciplinary Board found that Respondent improperly failed to forward his clientsí share of the settlement for approximately ten months.
As mitigation for his misconduct, the Board found, through the testimony of Respondentís psychologist, that Respondentís depression contributed to his acts, and therefore Respondent met the standard of Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Braun. The Board also considered Respondentís remorse and lack of prior discipline.