Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 92780
Attorney Name Lennert , Brett J.
DBP Docket No. 87 & 163 DB 2009
Supreme Court Docket No. 1502 DD No. 3
County Northampton
Disciplinary Counsel Harold E. Ciampoli, Jr.
Counsel for Respondent None
Decision Date 2011-04-15
Effective Date 2011-05-15
Case Digest Respondent was convicted of two criminal offenses and also engaged in serial neglect and abandonment of the representation of five separate clients. Respondent failed to keep his clients informed about their cases; failed to provide clients with a document evidencing the basis and rate of his fee; and failed to return client papers and unearned fees to clients when the representations were terminated. Respondent failed to answer the two Petitions for Discipline and failed to appear at both the prehearing conference and disciplinary hearing. Additionally, Respondent was a fugitive from the criminal justice system.
Rule Violation(s) 1.1, 1.3, 1.4(a)(2) 1.4(a)(3), 1.4(a)(4), 1.4(b), 1.5(b), 1.15(b), 1.15(i), 1.16(a)(2), 1.16(d), 8.4(b), 8.4(d), and Pa.R.D.E. 203(b)(1)
Discipline Imposed Disbarment
Points of Law Respondent's criminal convictions, serial neglect and abandonment of five separate clients and failure to participate in any manner in his disciplinary proceeding warranted disbarment.
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