Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 76290
Attorney Name Frank, Gary Alan
DBP Docket No. 232 DB 2010
Supreme Court Docket No. 1698 DD No. 3
County Montgomery
Disciplinary Counsel Harold E. Ciampoli, Jr.
Counsel for Respondent James C. Schwartzman
Decision Date 2011-03-02
Effective Date 2011-04-01
Case Digest In September 1999, Complainant retained an attorney to represent her in her divorce proceedings. Respondent was requested to assist with the equitable distribution portion of her case and eventually assumed representation. Respondent was transferred to inactive status on December 1, 2002. Respondent failed to comply with notification requirements of Rule 217 Pa.R.D.E. and continued to represent the client and hold himself out as an attorney, notwithstanding his inactive status. Inter alia, in 2005 Respondent participated in the equitable distribution proceedings by filing a Trial Memorandum and appearing a hearing and in 2006, Respondent filed a Motion for Reconsideration with the court.
Rule Violation(s) RPC 1.16 (a) (1); 5.5 (a); 7.1; 7.5 (a); 8.4 (c); 8.4(d); Pa.R.D.E. 217
Discipline Imposed Suspension for 1 year and 1 day
Points of Law
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