Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 41740
Attorney Name Dranov, Alexander B.
DBP Docket No. 157 DB 2004
Supreme Court Docket No. 944 DD No. 3
County Out of State
Disciplinary Counsel Anthony P. Sodroski
Counsel for Respondent None
Decision Date 2004-10-15
Effective Date 2004-11-14
Case Digest Respondent was reciprocally suspended for six months, for like discipline imposed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey by Order dated April 22, 2004, effective May 22, 2004. The New Jersey Supreme Court imposed a six-month suspension as a result of Respondentís violating several New Jersey RPCís, namely NJ RPC 1.5(a)(excessive fee), NJ RPC 1.5(b) (failure to provide client with written communication of basis or rate of legal fee), NJ RPC 1.9(a)(1) and A.C.P.E. Opinion 188 (conflict of interest), NJ RPC 1.15(b)(failure to deliver funds to a third party), NJ RPC 1.15(c)(failure to maintain contested funds separate and intact), and A.C.P.E. Opinion 635 (failure to obtain clientís endorsement on settlement check). The New Jersey Supreme Court also ordered that Respondent enroll in the next-offered session of the Institute for Continuing Legal Educationís Skills and Methods courses and ten hours of courses in New Jersey professional responsibility approved by the New Jersey Office of Attorney Ethics.
Rule Violation(s)
Discipline Imposed Six Month Reciprocal Suspension
Points of Law
Report/Opinion not available