Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 18046
Attorney Name Weiner, Eric Jeffrey
DBP Docket No. 2 DB 1999
Supreme Court Docket No. 477 DD No. 3
County Dauphin
Disciplinary Counsel John Francis Dougherty
Counsel for Respondent Robert H. Davis, Jr
Decision Date 2005-01-31
Effective Date 2005-01-31
Case Digest Petitioner was suspended for five years retroactive to January 12, 1999, by Order of February 28, 2003, as a result of a 1998 conviction in federal court of two counts of wire fraud for his failure to disclose to two buyers that he had suspicions that a vehicle he was trying to sell was stolen. He filed a Petition for Reinstatement on June 19, 2003, and at the hearing thereon produced evidence that he complied with all Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement relative to his suspension, such as notifications to clients, and relative to reinstatement, such as completing Continuing Legal Education requirements. Petitioner testified as to his employment during his suspension, expressed sincere remorse for his misconduct, and produced character witnesses who attested to his good reputation in the both the general and the legal communities. The Hearing Committee and the Disciplinary Board both concluded that the Petitioner had the moral qualifications, competency and learning in the law to resume practice and that his resumption of practice would be neither detrimental to the integrity and standing of the bar or the administration of justice nor subversive of the public interest. The Hearing Committee and the Disciplinary Board both recommended reinstatement, to which the Office of Disciplinary Counsel was not opposed.
Rule Violation(s) NA
Discipline Imposed Reinstatement from suspension
Points of Law An attorney petitioning for reinstatement from a suspension may be reinstated if the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania accepts the findings of the Disciplinary Board that the attorney has met his or her burden of establishing that they are competent to resume practice and that reinstatement would not be detrimental to the interests of the general and the legal communities.
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