Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 0
Attorney Name Anonymous,    
DBP Docket No. 93 DB 2002
Supreme Court Docket No.
County Philadelphia
Disciplinary Counsel Raymond S. Wierciszewski
Counsel for Respondent James C. Schwartzman
Decision Date 2004-03-29
Effective Date 2004-03-29
Case Digest Respondent stipulated to a violation of RPC 1.15(d) by failing to deposit a settlement check into an attorney escrow account. Instead, Respondent gave the settlement check to Respondentís spouse who deposited the check into the spouseís business account and gave Respondent cash. Respondent then distributed the settlement funds. Respondent also admitted to improperly handling another clientís settlement funds in a similar fashion. Respondent and Disciplinary Counsel stipulated that Respondent should receive a private reprimand. The Hearing Committee agreed and recommended a private reprimand. The Disciplinary Board dismissed the charges.
Rule Violation(s) RPC 1.15(d)
Discipline Imposed Charges Dismissed
Points of Law
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