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December 21, 2022

Pennsylvania Attorney Suspended for Repeatedly Lying to Clients

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently suspended an attorney (a self-professed “pathological liar”) for deceiving multiple clients on multiple occasions. According to the Order, the attorney lied to clients several times, including lying to a nonprofit client about the amount of work he had completed,  lying to a client about listing himself as co-guardian in a client’s child custody matter, and telling a client that he had filed a lawsuit when he did not. The court agreed with the attorney’s admission to violating Rules of Professional Conduct 1.1 (Competency), 1.3 (Diligence and Promptness), 1.4 (Communication, and 8.4 (Misconduct), and the attorney was suspended from the practice of law for 1 year and 1 day.

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