Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 94302
Attorney Name Perrine, Daniel Scott
DBP Docket No. 15 & 177 DB 2009
Supreme Court Docket No. 1463 & 1481 DD no3
County Philadelphia
Disciplinary Counsel Harriet R. Brumberg
Counsel for Respondent None
Decision Date 2011-11-02
Effective Date 2011-11-02
Case Digest Respondent engaged in a variety of misconduct; Respondent: (1) was convicted of carrying a vial of crack cocaine into a prison; (2) was convicted of flight to avoid prosecution when he cut his home monitoring bracelet and fled to Washington, D.C.; (3) was found guilty of indirect criminal contempt; and (4) neglected many client matters and failed to return his unearned fees. In addition, the record contained serious aggravating factors further demonstrating Respondentís lack of fitness to practice law. Respondent: (1) failed to participate in the disciplinary process; (2) failed to report his convictions to the Disciplinary Board; and (3) sent strange and disturbing emails and letters to the CIA and White House. The Disciplinary Board found that the totality of Respondentís misconduct and aggravating factors warranted Respondentís disbarment.
Rule Violation(s) RPC 1.3; 1.4(a)(3); 1.4(a)(4); 1.16(d); 8.4(b); 8.4(c); 8.4(d); Pa.R.D.E. 203(b)(1) via Pa.R.D.E. 214
Discipline Imposed Disbarment
Points of Law Disciplinary Board found that Respondentís disbarment was warranted because ďRespondent has absolutely failed to conform to the ethics of his profession and is guilty of conduct which is illegal and deceitful.Ē
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