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Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 81787
Attorney Name Bernardino a/k/a Joseph Bernardino, Jose Victor
DBP Docket No. 125 DB 2007
Supreme Court Docket No. 1326 DD 3
County Philadelphia
Disciplinary Counsel Alan J. Davis
Counsel for Respondent Samuel Stretton
Decision Date 2008-03-20
Effective Date 2008-04-19
Case Digest Respondent had been suspended for one year and a day in 70 DB 2006 as a result of a Joint Petition in Support of Discipline on Consent for conduct that included the diversion and misappropriation of law firm funds and resources. In the instant matter, Respondent had submitted applications for registration to practice with the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office. Respondentís application contained misrepresentations, including misstatements of facts concerning the conduct which had resulted in his prior suspension for one year and one day. Respondent subsequently entered into a second Joint Petition in Support of Discipline on Consent which resulted in his suspension on consent for four years, consecutive to the one year suspension that had been imposed on December 14, 2006 in 70 DB 2006.
Rule Violation(s) RPC 3.1, RPC 8.1(a), RPC 8.1(b), and RPC 8.4(c).
Discipline Imposed Four-year Suspension consecutive to a one-year suspension
Points of Law
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