July 18, 2013
In re Matthew F. Shannon, Respondent.
Submitted April 24, 2013
A Member of the Bar of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals (Bar Registration No. 218651)
On Report and Recommendation of the Board on Professional Responsibility (BDN 316-04)
Before Glickman and Oberly, Associate Judges, and Ferren, Senior Judge.
On November 17, 2012, the Board on Professional Responsibility found that Matthew F. Shannon, respondent, violated District of Columbia Rules of Professional Conduct 1.1(a) and (b), 1.5(b), 1.8(a) and (b), and 1.15(a) and D.C. Bar R. XI, § 19(f) in connection with his creation of a deed and will, both of which improperly gave him an interest in his elderly client's estate. Taking into account the nature and seriousness of the misconduct, respondent's attitude and mitigating and aggravating circumstances, and the need to craft a consistent sanction, the Board recommended that respondent be suspended from practice for ninety days.
Pursuant to D.C. Bar R. XI, § 9(h)(2) "if no exceptions are filed to the Board's report, the court will enter an order imposing the discipline recommended by the Board upon expiration of the time permitted for filing exceptions." Neither Bar Counsel nor respondent filed an exception. Accordingly, it is
ORDERED that Matthew F. Shannon be suspended from the practice of law for ninety days, effective thirty days after the date of this order. We direct Mr. Shannon's attention to the responsibilities of suspended attorneys, set forth in D.C. Bar R. XI, §§ 14 and 16.