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2021 Statistics

Current Stats for 2021 Cases

Currently Pending 470
Closed This Year (2021) 282
Dismissed 217
Informal Admonition by ODC 13
Informal Admonition by Disciplinary Board 0
Private Reprimand 1
Public Reprimand 1
Public Censure 0
Suspension 5
Resignation in Lieu of Discipline 1
Disbarment 0

Overall Case Load

Currently Pending 470
Closed This Year (2021) 282


Case Source

Client 86
Attorneys 13
Judges 7
Court Reporters 0
Bar Association 0
Office of Disciplinary Counsel 1
Attorney General 0
Other Governmental Agency 1
Opposing Counsel / Party 64
Anonymous 2
Member of the Public 2
Financial Institution 0
Other 21

Field of Legal Practice

Antitrust 0
Bankruptcy 1
Business Law 12
Collections 2
Condominium Law 14
Criminal Law 34
Divorce 26
Other Family Law 12
Immigration 1
Labor and Employment Law 2
Landlord/Tenant 8
Patents/Trademarks 0
Personal Injury 4
Probate 7
Wills/Trusts/Estate Planning 19
Real Estate 9
Tax 0
Workers' Compensation 5
Other Non-Litigation 3
Other Litgation 26
Personal Conduct 5
Other 1
None 5

General Category of Alleged Misconduct

Abandonment 13
Abusiveness 7
Lack of Diligence/Failure to Communicate 55
Incompetence 8
Misrepresentations to Client 6
Misrepresentations to Others 8
Improper Withdrawal From Employment 2
Improper Disclosure of Confidential Information 1
Conflict of Interest 24
Improper Contact with Opposing Party 0
Other (Performance) 0
Excessive Fees 2
Failure to Return Unearned Portion 0
Improper Referral and Contingency Fees 0
Fee Dispute, No Unethical Conduct 0
Other (Fees) 0
Commingling 0
Conversion 2
Failure to Account 0
Failure to Maintain Records 0
Failure to Promptly Pay Out 0
Withdrawl - Funds in Dispute 0
Improper Payment to Client 0
Improper Assertion of Lien on Client's Property 0
Failure to Promptly Deliver Property 1
IOLTA Violation 4
Other (Funds and Property) 0
In-Person Solicitation 0
Direct Mail Solicitation 0
Other (Solicitation) 0
False, Fraudulent, Deceptive, or Misleading Advertising 0
Specialization (Advertising) 0
Other (Advertising) 0
Advising Violation of Law 1
Appeal in Bad Faith 0
Advising Witness to Hide, Supressing Evidence, Bribing Witness 0
Unlawful Practice of Law & Assisting Unlawful Practice of Law 6
Disobedience of Court Order 2
Disrespect of Court 1
Harassment 8
Misrepresentations to Court 12
Threaten Criminal Prosecution 0
Abuse of Process 0
Prosecutorial Misconduct 3
Improper Contact with Tribunal 1
Use of Perjured Testimony or False Evidence 0
Improper trial publicity (Rev. 1/86) 0
Other (Interference with Justice) 1
Scheme to Defraud 0
Other (Fraud) 0
Commission of crime 6
Failure to Cooperate 0
Influence Government Official 0
Dishonesty, Fraud, Deceipt, Misrepresentation 7
Other (Personal Behavior and Crimes) 1
Unclassified Matters Not Constituting an Offense 10

Previous Years Statistics

2016 – 2020 Comparative Statistics (PDF Download)

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