Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 3892
Attorney Name Feingold, Allen L.
DBP Docket No. 93 DB 2003
Supreme Court Docket No. 1093 DD No. 3
County Philadelphia
Disciplinary Counsel Donna M. Snyder
Counsel for Respondent Samuel C. Strettton
Decision Date 2006-03-03
Effective Date 2006-04-04
Case Digest Respondent was suspended for three years for misconduct in three separate matters. In the first matter, Respondent represented his client in two separate personal injury matters which occurred within weeks of each other. Respondent assisted his client in conduct that he knew to be fraudulent and criminal, namely perjury in her deposition in one of the cases Respondent attempted to perpetrate and cover up the perjury by instructing the custodian of records at his client’s doctor’s office to lie about the location of his client’s medical records in order to conceal the false testimony. Subsequently, Respondent submitted false answers to interrogatories and failed to take reasonable remedial measures to correct the perjury. In the second and third matters, Respondent filed groundless suits against opposing parties and their counsel. Respondent included slanderous rants in his complaint and vilified judges as well as other attorneys. The Disciplinary Board, inter alia, found that Respondent did not accept responsibility for his conduct and showed no remorse. Respondent also showed contempt for the disciplinary process in waiting until just before the first scheduled hearing date to serve numerous subpoenas on Judges and attorneys, requiring them to appear with virtually no notice. When the witnesses did appear, Respondent was unprepared to question them and was disrespectful to the witnesses. Respondent lost control of himself during the hearings by raising his voice to the Committee and a witness.
Rule Violation(s) RPC 1.2(d), 3.1, 3.4(a), 3.4(b), 3.4(d), 4.1(b), 8.4(a), 8.4(c), and 8.4(d).
Discipline Imposed Three-year suspension.
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