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Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 58310
Attorney Name McVay III, William W.
DBP Docket No. 112 DB 2002
Supreme Court Docket No. 984 DD No. 3
County Allegheny
Disciplinary Counsel Samuel F. Napoli
Counsel for Respondent None
Decision Date 2005-01-31
Effective Date 2005-03-03
Case Digest Respondent failed to appear for a summary private reprimand to be imposed with regard to two separate complaints. He also failed to appear for the resulting formal disciplinary hearing, and to participate at all in the disciplinary process. The underlying misconduct included "client neglect, commingling of funds and failure to return client funds which Respondent was not entitled to keep."
Rule Violation(s) 203(b)(2), Pa.R.D.E. and RPC 8.4(d) (willful failure to appear for private reprimand); RPCs 1.15(a), 1.15(b), 8.4(c), 1.3, 1.4(a) and 8.4(d) (underlying misconduct).
Discipline Imposed Suspension of 1 yr. and 1 day
Points of Law Failure to appear for private reprimand, comply with conditions to the private reprimand or participate in disciplinary proceedings warrants a suspension of one year and one day, so that his fitness to practice may be tested in a formal reinstatement proceeding.
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