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Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 60064
Attorney Name Odinkemere, E. Nkem
DBP Docket No. 129 DB 2005
Supreme Court Docket No. 1019 DD No. 3
County Philadelphia
Disciplinary Counsel Richard Hernandez
Counsel for Respondent William J. Honig
Decision Date 2005-08-25
Effective Date 2005-09-25
Case Digest Respondent was reciprocally disbarred based on an Order of the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Respondent’s misconduct consisted of failing to comply with recordkeeping rules relating to attorney trust and business accounts, misappropriating client funds, forging his clients’ signatures on documents, sharing legal fees with a non-lawyer, and failing to properly supervise his office staff and to take corrective action to address misconduct by his office staff. Respondent unsuccessfully contested his reciprocal disbarment in Pennsylvania under Pa.R.D.E. 216(c).
Rule Violation(s) New Jersey RPC 1.15(a), R. 1:21-6, RPC 5.3(c), RPC 5.4, RPC 8.4(b), and RPC 8.4(c)
Discipline Imposed Reciprocal disbarment
Points of Law
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