Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 37918
Attorney Name Davis, Delancey W.
DBP Docket No. 17 DB 2004
Supreme Court Docket No. 1033 DD No. 3
County Chester
Disciplinary Counsel Harold E. Ciampoli, Jr.
Counsel for Respondent Pro se
Decision Date 2005-07-22
Effective Date 2005-08-21
Case Digest Respondent was placed on inactive status in 1991 for failure to pay his annual fee. Not withstanding his inability to practice law in Pennsylvania, Respondent represented a client in three separate legal matters. Respondent appeared at arbitrations and identified himself as attorney for his client. He also cross examined witnesses and made closing arguments before a district justice. Both the Hearing Committee and the Disciplinary Board recommended a suspension of one year and one day. The Board found Respondentís claim that he did not believe he was doing anything he considered to be legally involved to be disingenuous. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, by order dated July 22, 2005, suspended Respondent for a period of one year and one day.
Rule Violation(s) RPC 1.16(a)(1) ; 5.5(b) ; 8.4(c); 8.4(d); Pa.R.D.E. 217(d); Pa.R.D.E.(j)
Discipline Imposed One year and one day suspension
Points of Law This matter followed the trend of recent unauthorized practice of law cases resulting in a one year and one day suspension.
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