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Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 49480
Attorney Name Bloom , David Steven
DBP Docket No. 44 DB 2008
Supreme Court Docket No. 1364 DD No. 3
County Allegheny
Disciplinary Counsel Cory John Cirelli
Counsel for Respondent Craig E. Simpson
Decision Date 2010-06-02
Effective Date 2010-07-02
Case Digest Respondent failed to return his PA Attorney's Annual Fee Form and pay the annual fee by July 1, 2006 and was transferred to inactive status. Despite receiving notification on several occasions that he had not complied with the Rules, Respondent remained counsel of record in several active litigation matters after his transfer to inactive status. Respondent failed to notify his clients, opposing counsel and the court of his inability to continue as counsel of record in those matters. On or about May 17, 2007, Respondent completed and submitted to the Office of Lawyer Assessment his 2007-2008 PA Attorney's Annual Fee Form and included the total payment due, including arrearages of $550. The form was received by the Office of Lawyer Assessment on June 8, 2007, and Respondent was transferred to active status on July 1, 2007.
Rule Violation(s) 5.5(a), 8.4(d), and 217(b), 217(e) and 217(j), Pa.R.D.E.
Discipline Imposed Suspension for 6 months on consent
Points of Law
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