In re Alexander, 080520 NJSC, D-154-19

Docket NºD-154-19
Party NameIn the Matter of Richard Evan Alexander, An Attorney At Law Attorney No. 015392007
Case DateAugust 05, 2020
CourtSupreme Court of New Jersey

In the Matter of Richard Evan Alexander, An Attorney At Law

Attorney No. 015392007

No. D-154-19

Supreme Court of New Jersey

August 5, 2020

ORDER

This matter having been duly presented pursuant to Rule 1:20-10(b), following a granting of a motion for discipline by consent in DRB 20-068 of Richard Evan Alexander of Fort Lee, who was admitted to the bar of this State in 2008;

And the Office of Attorney Ethics and respondent having signed a stipulation of discipline by consent in which it was agreed that respondent violated RPC 3.1 (frivolous litigation), RPC 3.3(a)(1)(false statement of material fact to a tribunal), RPC 3.3(a)(4)(offer evidence that the lawyer knows to be false, RPC 3.4(b)(falsify evidence, or counsel or assist a witness to testify falsely), RPC_8.1(a)(false statement of material fact in a disciplinary matter), RPC 8.4(b)(commission of a criminal act that reflects adversely on a lawyer's honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a lawyer), RPC 8.4(c)(conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation), and RPC 8.4(d)(conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice);

And the parties having agreed that respondent's conduct violated RPC 3.1, RPC 3.3(a)(1), RPC 3.3(a)(4), RPC 3.4(b), RPC 8.1(a), RPC 8.4(b), RPC 8.4(c) and RPC 8.4(d), and that said conduct warrants a censure or a suspension from practice for period of three months, and the Disciplinary Review Board having determined that a three-month term of suspension is the appropriate discipline for respondent's unethical conduct and having granted the motion for discipline by consent in District Docket No. XIV-2019-0069E;

And the Disciplinary Review Board having submitted the record of the proceedings to the Clerk of the Supreme Court for the entry of an order of discipline in accordance with Rule 1:20-16(e);

And good cause appearing;

It is ORDERED that Richard Evan Alexander of Fort Lee is hereby suspended from the practice of law for a period of three months, effective September 1, 2020, and until the further Order of the Court; and it is further

ORDERED that respondent comply with Rule 1:20-20 dealing with suspended attorneys; and it is further

ORDERED that pursuant to Rule 1:20-20(c), respondent's failure to comply with the Affidavit of Compliance requirement of Rule 1:20-20(b)(15) may (1) preclude the Disciplinary Review Board from considering respondent's petition for...

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