October 21, 2010
IN RE: MARIA TERESA LOPEZ, RESPONDENT.
Bar Registration No. 499285
BEFORE: Reid, Associate Judge, and Belson and Terry, Senior Judges.
On consideration of the certified order of the Supreme Court of Florida disbarring respondent from the practice of law in that jurisdiction, see The Florida Bar v. Maria Teresa Lopez, No. SC08-2412 (FL. January 21, 2010), this court's June 1, 2010, order suspending respondent pending further action of the court and directing her to show cause why identical reciprocal discipline should not be imposed, and the statement of Bar Counsel regarding reciprocal discipline, and it appearing that respondent has failed to file a response to this court's order to show cause or the affidavit required by D.C. Bar R. XI, §14 (g), it is
ORDERED that Maria Teresa Lopez, Esquire is hereby disbarred from the practice of law in the District of Columbia. See In re Fuller, 930 A.2d 194, 198 (D.C. 2007) and In re Willingham, 900 A.2d 165 (D.C. 2006) (rebuttable presumption of identical reciprocal discipline applies to all cases in which the respondent does not participate, including those involving disbarrment); In re Addams, 579 A.2d 190 (D.C. 1990) (en banc) (intentional misappropriation nearly automatically warrants disbarrment). It is
FURTHER ORDERED that for purposes of reinstatement respondent's suspension will not begin to run until such time as she files an affidavit that fully complies with the requirements of D.C. Bar. R. XI, § 14 (g).
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