Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 73977
Attorney Name Goldberg, Victor Paul
DBP Docket No. 87 DB 2004
Supreme Court Docket No. No. 1069 DD No. 3
County Philadelphia
Disciplinary Counsel Barbara S. Rosenberg
Counsel for Respondent None
Decision Date 2005-12-16
Effective Date 2006-01-15
Case Digest Respondent was transferred to CLE inactive status in November 2002. Despite notification, he failed to comply with requirements of PaRDE 217 with respect to notification to clients and other and to withdraw as counsel in pending cases, and he continued to hold himself out as an attorney and to appear in court. He also neglected three client matters, failed to communicate with clients and to refund an unearned fee, and failed to respond to discovery requests and court orders in another case. Respondent cooperated in the disciplinary process after service of the petition for discipline and admitted his misconduct.
Rule Violation(s) 1.1, 1.3, 1.4(a), 1.4(b), 1.5(b), 1.5(c), 1.15(a), 1.16(a)(1), 5.5(b), 8.4(c) ; 8.4(d); PaRDE 217(a), 217(b), 217(c)(2), 217(d), 217(e) and 217(j).
Discipline Imposed Suspension for one year and one day
Points of Law This case falls within the general disposition of cases involving practice while on inactive status.
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