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Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 58418
Attorney Name McBride, Jr, Bernard J.
DBP Docket No. 116 & 128 D.B. 2008
Supreme Court Docket No. 1412 DD No. 3
County Out of State
Disciplinary Counsel Amelia C. Kittredge
Counsel for Respondent None
Decision Date 2009-08-23
Effective Date 2009-09-23
Case Digest Petitioner filed a Petition for Reinstatement from Disability, indicating in the Questionnaire that he had had no arrest or conviction during the period he was on disability status. In fact, Respondent had a criminal conviction in Florida for DUI, to which he pled guilty. Two Petitions for Discipline were then filed, one for the criminal conviction, and the other for the intentional misrepresentation in the Reinstatement Petition. Petitioner/Respondent agreed to withdraw the Reinstatement Petition, and signed a Joint Petition for Discipline on Consent agreeing to a Suspension of one-year and one-day for the misrepresentation and the DUI conviction.
Rule Violation(s) RPC 4.1(a), 8.1(a), 8.4(b), 8.4(c), and 8.4(d).
Discipline Imposed Suspension of one year and one day.
Points of Law Material omission on Reinstatement Petition, including omission of misdemeanor DUI conviction, requires discipline in excess of one year.
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