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Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 34071
Attorney Name Tennenbaum, Joel D.
DBP Docket No. 34 DB 2007
Supreme Court Docket No. 1246 DD No. 3
County Out of State
Disciplinary Counsel Anthony P. Sodroski
Counsel for Respondent None
Decision Date 2007-07-30
Effective Date 2007-08-29
Case Digest Respondent was reciprocally disbarred for like discipline imposed by the Supreme Court of Delaware by Opinion and Order decided February 6, 2007. In the Delaware proceeding, the petition for discipline alleged that in or about 1983, Respondent sexually assaulted a female client during an after-hours meeting at Respondentís office. In re Tenenbaum, 918 A.2d 1109, 2007 WL 356193 (Del. 2007). Respondent had previously been reciprocally suspended for three years in Pennsylvania based upon a three-year suspension imposed by the Supreme Court of Delaware in August 2005. In the Matter of Joel D. Tenenbaum, 585 Pa. 651, 889 A.2d 1165 (2005). In the Delaware proceeding in that matter, Respondent unconditionally admitted having sexual relations with one client and did not contest that the Delaware Office of Disciplinary Counsel would prove by clear and convincing evidence that Respondent made improper sexual advances toward four other clients. In re Tenenbaum, 880 A.2d 1025, 2005 WL 1949978 (Del. 2005).
Rule Violation(s)
Discipline Imposed Disbarment (reciprocal)
Points of Law
Report/Opinion not available