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Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 24851
Attorney Name Wylie, Wendell R.
DBP Docket No. 150 DB 1997
Supreme Court Docket No. 512 D.D. No. 3
County Philadelphia
Disciplinary Counsel Donna M. Snyder
Counsel for Respondent Samuel C. Stretton
Decision Date 2000-02-17
Effective Date
Case Digest Respondent was disciplined for numerous violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct and Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement. Respondentís pattern of neglect, as well as his history of one Informal Admonition and three Private Reprimands, was taken into consideration on the Disciplinary Board Report and Recommendation. Respondent testified that he was preoccupied with a very large criminal practice and that his office management skills were poor thus contributing to his problems. Respondent had practiced law since 1976 and the Board found Respondentís explanations as no excuse or justification for his misconduct. The Board recommended disbarment. Following oral argument before the Court, Respondent was suspended for five years.
Rule Violation(s) 219(d)(1)(iii), 219(d)(1)(iv) and 219(d)(3); 1.1, 1.3, 1.4(a), 1.4(b), 1.5(c), 1.15(a), 1.15(b) and 8.4(d)
Discipline Imposed Five Year Suspension
Points of Law
Report/Opinion not available