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Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 44269
Attorney Name Hall, James Richard
DBP Docket No. 138 DB 2006
Supreme Court Docket No. 1270 DD3
County Montgomery
Disciplinary Counsel Ramona Mariani
Counsel for Respondent None
Decision Date 2007-08-30
Effective Date 2007-09-29
Case Digest Respondent engaged in the uauthorized practice of law after transfer to inactive status as well as neglect, incompetence and deceit with respect to his handling of one clientís personal injury matter.
Rule Violation(s) 1.1, 1.3, 1.4(a), 1.16(d), 3.2, 5.5(a), 7.1, 8.4(c), 8.4(d), Pa.R.D.E. 203(b)(3) via Pa.R.D.E. 217(a), 217(b), 217(c)(2), 217(e), 217(j)(4)(iv), (vii),(viii).
Discipline Imposed Two year suspension
Points of Law Lengthy suspension is warranted for lawyer who engaged in unauthorized practice of law along with significant neglect of his clientís case. Respondentís misconduct was aggravated by his previous history of discipline and failure to appear at his disciplinary hearing.
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