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Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 64343
Attorney Name Davis , Reed James
DBP Docket No. 76 DB 2005
Supreme Court Docket No. 1004 DD No. 3
County Allegheny
Disciplinary Counsel Samuel F. Napoli
Counsel for Respondent John E. Quinn
Decision Date 2009-01-08
Effective Date 2009-01-08
Case Digest Respondent was suspended from the practice of law for one year and one day, for his conviction of charges of possession, possession with intent to deliver, and delivery of cocaine. He had been sentenced to imprisonment of one to three years, followed by two years probation, and served his sentence from August 16, 2004 to August 16, 2005, when he was released. He provided "clear evidence that he had rehabilitated himself" from drug and alcohol abuse. He also provided character testimony, and evidence of his completing and learning in the law.
Rule Violation(s)
Discipline Imposed Reinstatement granted
Points of Law The object of concern in a reinstatement matter "is not solely the transgression which gave rise to the lawyer's suspension, but rather the nature and extent of the rehabilitation efforts the lawyer has made since the time the sentence was imposed, and the degree of success achieved in the rehabilitative process."
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