May 4, 2006
IN RE DAVID A. JONES, RESPONDENT.
A MEMBER OF THE BAR OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURT OF APPEALS.
(BAR REGISTRATION NO. 223933)
On Report and Recommendation of the Board on Professional Responsibility (BDN. 320-99).
Submitted April 28, 2006
Before GLICKMAN and FISHER, Associate Judges, and STEADMAN, Senior Judge.
Respondent David A. Jones was disbarred by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania for violating Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct 3.1 (making unmeritorious claims and contentions), 3.3 (a)(1) (knowingly making false statements to a tribunal), 8.4 (c) (dishonesty), and 8.4 (d) (misconduct prejudicial to the administration of justice). See Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Jones, 664 A.2d 1355 (Pa. 1995). In agreement with Bar Counsel, the Board on Professional Responsibility recommends that identical reciprocal discipline be imposed on respondent in this jurisdiction.*fn1 Although respondent defended himself before the Board, he has taken no exception to the Board's recommendation.
In accordance with D.C. Bar R. XI, § 11 (f), we follow the Board's recommendation. See In re Zdravkovich, 831 A.2d 964, 968-69 (D.C. 2003); In re Delaney, 697 A.2d 1212, 1214 (D.C. 1997). Accordingly, it is
ORDERED that respondent David A. Jones is disbarred from the practice of law in the District of Columbia. For the purpose of any reinstatement petition that he may file, respondent's disbarrment shall run from November 8, 1999, the date he filed an affidavit in compliance with D.C. Bar R. XI, § 14 (g).