Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 68345
Attorney Name Kornfeld , Itzchak E.
DBP Docket No. 177 DB 2007
Supreme Court Docket No. 1333 DD No. 3
County Philadelphia
Disciplinary Counsel Harriet R. Brumberg
Counsel for Respondent None
Decision Date 2009-06-24
Effective Date 2008-07-01
Case Digest The Insurance Department denied Respondentís clientís indemnification claim. Respondent failed to file a timely appeal to the Administrative Hearing Office (AHO) from the denial of the claim. To conceal his neglect, Respondent subsequently filed an altered Certificate of Mailing with the AHO. Respondent falsely testified at the administrative hearing that he had filed a timely appeal and subsequently submitted a brief to the hearing officer repeating this falsehood. The Insurance Department suspended Respondent from practicing before the Board for thirty-months.
Rule Violation(s) 1.3; 3.4(a); 3.4(b); 8.4(c); 8.4(d)
Discipline Imposed Two-year suspension retroactive to voluntary transfer to inactive status.
Points of Law Generally, attorneys who alter official court documents receive greater discipline than attorneys who alter documents they submit to the court.
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