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Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 15709
Attorney Name Kelly , Paul . A
DBP Docket No. 35 DB 2009
Supreme Court Docket No. 1634 DD No. 3
County Susquehanna
Disciplinary Counsel Bruce H. Bikin
Counsel for Respondent Laurence M. Kelly
Decision Date 2010-10-28
Effective Date 2010-11-29
Case Digest Respondent was suspended for eighteen [18] months for filing multiple meritless lawsuits and several baseless complaints with the Pa.DEP in an effort to coerce the defendant into signing a quarry lease with him. In support of the baseless lawsuits, Respondent trespassed on Defendantís property and made misrepresentations to the Pa. DEP. The lawsuits were filed on behalf of a client with whom the Respondent had business dealings and Respondentís representation of the plaintiff presented a clear conflict of interest.
Rule Violation(s) RPC 1.7(a) (2), RPC 3.1, RPC 4.2, RPC 4.4(a), RPC 8.4(c) and RPC 8.4(d)
Discipline Imposed Suspension for 18 months.
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