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Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 28335
Attorney Name Moeller , G. Jeffrey
DBP Docket No. 131 DB 2010
Supreme Court Docket No. 1631 DD No. 3
County Out of State (NJ)
Disciplinary Counsel Edwin W. Frese, Jr.
Counsel for Respondent None
Decision Date 2011-01-19
Effective Date 2011-02-18
Case Digest This was a reciprocal disciplinary action based upon Respondentís three-month suspension in New Jersey by Order dated December 11, 2009, for violations of New Jersey Rules of Professional Conduct 1.4(b), failure to advise his client that Respondent had left his former law firm, 1.5(b), failure to communicate in writing the basis or rate of Respondentís fee, and 1.8(a), failure to advise his client to seek the advice of independent counsel relative to a personal loan of $3,000 to Respondent. Respondent had a prior record including a year and a day suspension in Pennsylvania by Order dated July 10, 2002 (No. 53 DB 2000), a year suspension in New Jersey by Order dated September 4, 2003, and a reciprocal suspension of a year in Pennsylvania by Order dated April 23, 2004 (No. 69 DB 2004). Respondent had not been reinstated in either Pennsylvania or New Jersey. Respondent did not report his New Jersey three-month suspension to Pennsylvania.
Rule Violation(s)
Discipline Imposed Suspension for 3 months (reciprocal)
Points of Law
Report/Opinion not available