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Commonwealth of Massachusetts

NO. BD-2010-069

IN RE: DAVID A. EHRLICH

S.J.C. Judgment of Disbarment entered by Justice Spina on October 1, 2010, with an effective date of November 1, 2010.1

SUMMARY2

On April 22, 2010, the respondent, David A. Ehrlich, was disbarred in New York by the Supreme Court, Appellate Division, for the Third Judicial Department. See Matter of Ehrlich, 72 A.D.3d 1391 (2010). The respondent failed to answer or respond to a petition of charges, as a result of which the charges were deemed admitted. The disbarment was based upon the following misconduct.

The respondent neglected twelve separate and unrelated client matters from November of 2006 through February of 2009, and failed to cooperate in the investigation of those matters. In nine of those matters, the respondent failed to respond to client communications. In five of the matters, the respondent misrepresented to the clients the status of their cases, which in two matters included providing the clients with fabricated court documents. In three of the matters, the respondent failed to comply with court orders. The respondent also failed to register and pay the registration fee for 2008-2009 and issued a check from his attorney escrow account against insufficient funds.

The respondent did not report the New York disbarment to bar counsel in Massachusetts, as required by S.J.C. Rule 4:01, § 16(6).

On July 21, 2010, bar counsel filed a petition for reciprocal discipline with the Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk County. The Court issued an order of notice giving the respondent thirty days to show cause why reciprocal discipline should not be ordered in Massachusetts. The respondent did not reply to the order of notice. On October 1, 2010, the Court (Spina, J.) entered a judgment of disbarment striking the respondent’s name from the roll of attorneys, effective thirty days after entry.


FOOTNOTES:

1 The complete Order of the Court is available by contacting the Clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk County.

2 Compiled by the Board of Bar Overseers based on the record filed with the Supreme Judicial Court.



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