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Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 201346
Attorney Name King, Edward John
DBP Docket No. 91 DB 2007
Supreme Court Docket No. 1276 DD No. 3
County Philadelphia
Disciplinary Counsel Richard Hernandez
Counsel for Respondent James C. Schwartzman
Decision Date 2007-09-19
Effective Date 2007-08-01
Case Digest Respondent failed to report two arrests that occurred in Wildwood, New Jersey on his Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bar Applications. The August 21, 1993 arrest on a trespassing charge (a local ordinance) was disposed of two days later when Respondent agreed to pay a $100.00 fine and court costs. The May 29, 1994 arrest on a simple assault charge was dismissed on June 21, 1994. Both arrests occurred when Respondent was eighteen. Respondent also failed to report on his Pennsylvania Bar Application that he had provided false information on his law school application to Villanova University School of Law (by failing to report his two arrests). Mitigating factors in determining the discipline to impose were lack of a record of discipline; remorse; cooperation; and decision to self-report his misconduct.
Rule Violation(s) RPC 8.1(a), RPC 8.4(c), RPC 8.4(d), New Jersey RPC 8.1(a), New Jersey RPC 8.4(c), and New Jersey 8.4(d).
Discipline Imposed One year suspension.
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