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Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 35596
Attorney Name Jackson, Anthony Dennis
DBP Docket No. 99 DB 2006
Supreme Court Docket No. 1261 DD No. 3
County Philadelphia
Disciplinary Counsel Harriet R. Brumberg
Counsel for Respondent Self
Decision Date 2008-04-23
Effective Date 2008-05-22
Case Digest Respondent failed to act with reasonable diligence in administering an estate, converted funds from the estate for his personal use, and made misrepresentations to an estate beneficiary to conceal the conversion. Respondent failed to establish Braun mitigation for his purported depression.
Rule Violation(s) RPC: 1.1; 1.3; 1.4(a)(3); 1.4(a)(4); 1.15(a); 1.15(b); 8.1(a); 8.4(b); and 8.4(c)
Discipline Imposed Suspension for five years
Points of Law 1. “The fact that Respondent took advantage” of beneficiary’s imprisoned status, which prevented the beneficiary from acting without the assistance of others, “is certainly an aggravating factor.” 2. Respondent’s positive contribution to the community “means the difference between disbarment and” a five year suspension.
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