Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 57975
Attorney Name Wise, David Christian
DBP Docket No. 106 DB 2001
Supreme Court Docket No. 680 D.D. No. 3
County Out of State (MO)
Disciplinary Counsel Edwin W. Frese, Jr.
Counsel for Respondent None
Decision Date 2001-08-02
Effective Date 2001-09-01
Case Digest This is a reciprocal discipline case. By order of the Supreme Court of Missouri dated March 9, 2001, Respondent was disbarred in that state based upon the filing of an Information with Notice of Default. The Information contained five counts: all of which involved neglect and failure to communicate; two of which involved misappropriation of funds, forgery, and lying to clients about those funds; one included a guilty plea to forgery and tampering with evidence (Respondent had altered bank records he provided to Disciplinary Counsel and the DA to show balances to indicate his account was not out of trust); and, three involved failure to refund unearned fees. Respondent did not answer the Information or demand a hearing thereby allowing the Court to impose discipline by default. Pursuant to Pa.R.D.E. 216, by Notice and order dated May 31, 2001, the PA Supreme Court directed Respondent to inform the Court within 30 days of any claim he had that the imposition of identical or comparable discipline in this Commonwealth would be unwarranted and the reasons therefore. Respondent did not respond and by ORDER dated August 2, 2001, he was disbarred here.
Rule Violation(s) In Missouri: 1.3, 1.4, 1.7(b), 1.15(a)(b), 1.16(d), 8.4(a)(b)(c)(d)
Discipline Imposed Disbarred
Points of Law None
Report/Opinion not available