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In re Troxell

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURT OF APPEALS


February 4, 2010

IN RE: BRUCE H. TROXELL, RESPONDENT.

Per curiam.

Bar Registration No. 326827

BDN: 449-09

BEFORE: Reid, Associate Judge; and Schwelb and King, Senior Judges.

ORDER

On consideration of the certified copy of the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board order revoking respondent's licence, see In the Matter of Bruce Howard Troxell, VSB Docket No. 08-052-075518 (October 1, 2009), this court's November 19, 2009, order suspending respondent from the practice of law pending final disposition by this court, and Bar Counsel's January 4, 2010 Statement Regarding Reciprocal Discipline, and it appearing that respondent has not filed a response, it is

ORDERED that Bruce H. Troxell is hereby disbarred from the practice of law in the District of Columbia. See In re Bogollagama, 979 A.2d 629 (D.C. 2009) (citing In re Laibstain, 841 A.2d 1259, 1264 (D.C. 2004)) (the revocation of a license to practice law in Virginia is the functional equivalent of disbarrment in the District of Columbia); In re Anderson, 778 A.2d 330 (D.C. 2001) (disbarrment appropriate where attorney's conduct demonstrated an unacceptable level of disregard (or reckless) for the safety and welfare of entrusted funds); In re Meisler, 776 A.2d 1207, 1208 (D.C. 2001) ("In reciprocal discipline cases, the presumption is that discipline in the District of Columbia will be the same as it was in the original disciplining jurisdiction."). It is

FURTHER ORDERED that, for purposes of reinstatement, respondent's disbarrment will not commence until such time as he files an affidavit that fully complies with the requirements of D.C. Bar. R. XI, §14 (g).

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