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In re Mattingly

District of Columbia Court of Appeals


March 04, 1999

IN RE: THOMAS J. MATTINGLY, RESPONDENT. A MEMBER OF THE BAR OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURT OF APPEALS ON REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION OF THE BOARD ON PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

Before Farrell and Ruiz, Associate Judges, and Mack, Senior Judge.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Per Curiam

Notice: This opinion is subject to formal revision before publication in the Atlantic and Maryland Reporters. Users are requested to notify the Clerk of the Court of any formal errors so that corrections may be made before the bound volumes go to press.

Submitted December 10, 1998

The Board on Professional Responsibility has recommended that respondent be suspended from the practice of law for thirty days, with reinstatement conditioned on his cooperation with the disciplinary system. The recommendation stems from the Board's determination that respondent violated Rule 8.4 (d) of the Rules of Professional Conduct by failing to respond to Bar Counsel's inquiries regarding a 1995 complaint brought against respondent by a client, *fn1 and also failed to reply to an order of the Board on Professional Responsibility requiring him to respond to the 1995 client complaint. See D.C. Bar R. XI, § 2 (b)(3).

Respondent has filed no objection to the recommendation, and Bar Counsel concurs with it. We accept the Board's recommendation. See In re Goldsborough, 654 A.2d 1285, 1288 (D.C. 1995). Accordingly, respondent is hereby suspended from the practice of law in the District of Columbia for a period of thirty days, with reinstatement conditioned upon his submission to Bar Counsel of a complete written response to the 1995 client complaint.

So ordered.


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