Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 38654
Attorney Name Levin, Jonathan M.
DBP Docket No. 108 DB 2001
Supreme Court Docket No. 1333 DD No. 3
County Philadelphia
Disciplinary Counsel Gloria Randall Ammons
Counsel for Respondent James C. Schwartzman
Decision Date 2011-04-15
Effective Date 2011-04-15
Case Digest In 2004,Petitioner was suspended for two years for engaging in the knowing and intentional misappropriation of fiduciary funds. In 2006, Petitioner filed a Petition for Reinstatement. The Board found that Petitioner lacked the requisite moral qualifications for reinstatement. The Board also found that Petitionerís reinstatement would be detrimental to the integrity and standing of the bar and the administration of justice and subversive of the public interest, and the petition was denied. On August 7, 2009, Petitioner filed his second Petition for Reinstatement. The Board opined that to prevent Petitionerís readmission yet again based on inaccuracies on his Questionnaire, which were subsequently amended, would be unfair. Further, the Board noted that Petitioner was not dishonest or deceitful in his inaccuracies, nor did he lack good faith effort to supply the correct answers to the questions. The Board found that Petitioner demonstrated his competence and learning in the law and showed that he was morally qualified by his genuine remorse and rehabilitation. The Board recommended reinstatement. By Order dated April 15, 2011, the Supreme Court granted Petitionerís Petition for Reinstatement.
Rule Violation(s)
Discipline Imposed Reinstatement Granted
Points of Law
Report/Opinion not available