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Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 46472
Attorney Name Pearson, Jeffry Stephen
DBP Docket No. 88 DB 2008
Supreme Court Docket No. No. 1410 DD No. 3
County Philadelphia
Disciplinary Counsel Amelia C. Kittredge
Counsel for Respondent None
Decision Date 2011-06-28
Effective Date 2011-07-28
Case Digest Respondent assisted suspended and later disbarred former attorney Allen L. Feingold in the unauthorized practice of law. Feingold entered Respondentís appearance in Feingoldís former cases and proceeded to file pleadings, correspond with the court and other counsel, and sign Respondentís name to letters and filings. While on temporary suspension for four months for failure to comply with a subpoena for his fee agreements, Respondent failed to file a statement of compliance pursuant to Pa.R.D.E. 217.
Rule Violation(s) 1.4(a)(2), 1.4(b), 1.5(b), 5.5(a), 8.4(d), Pa.R.D.E. 203(b)(3) via Pa.R.D.E. 217(b), 217(e), Pa.R.D.E. 203(b) via Pa.R.D.E. 217(j)(4) (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)
Discipline Imposed Suspension for 20 months
Points of Law Rare case of assisting a former attorney in the unauthorized practice of law. Board rejected claim that ODC had promised Respondent to recommend a two-year suspension with all but three months stayed, as there was no evidence of this on the record.
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