In re Gonzalez, D-38-21

CourtUnited States State Supreme Court (New Jersey)
PartiesIn the Matter of Ralph Alexander Gonzalez, An Attorney At Law (Attorney No. 012401987)
Docket NumberD-38-21
Decision Date04 November 2022

In the Matter of Ralph Alexander Gonzalez, An Attorney At Law (Attorney No. 012401987)

No. D-38-21

Supreme Court of New Jersey

November 4, 2022


ORDER

The Disciplinary Review Board having filed with the Court its decision in DRB 21-117, concluding that Ralph Alexander Gonzalez of Voorhees, who was admitted to the bar of this State in 1987, should be suspended from practice for a period of one year for violating RPC 3.3 (a) (1) (false statement of material fact to a tribunal), RPC 3.3 (a) (5) (failure to disclose material fact to a tribunal, knowing the omission is reasonably certain to mislead the tribunal), RPC 3.4 (c) (knowingly disobeying an obligation under the rules of a tribunal, except for an open refusal based on an assertion that no valid obligation exists), RPC 5.5 (a) (1) (unauthorized practice of law), and RPC 8.4 (c) (conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, and misrepresentation);

And the Court having ordered respondent to show cause why he should not be disbarred or otherwise disciplined;

And good cause appearing;

It is ORDERED that Ralph Alexander Gonzalez be suspended from the

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practice of law for a period of one year, effective December 2, 2022, 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 l:20-20(c), respondent's failure to comply with the Affidavit of Compliance requirement of Rule l:20-20(b)(15) may (1) preclude the Disciplinary Review Board from considering respondent's petition for reinstatement for a period of up to six months from the date respondent files proof of compliance; (2) be found to constitute a violation of RPC 8.1(b) and RPC 8.4(d); and (3) provide a basis for an action for contempt pursuant to Rule 1:10-2; and it is further

ORDERED that the entire record of this matter be made a permanent part of respondent's file as an attorney at law of this State; and it is further

ORDERED that respondent reimburse the Disciplinary Oversight Committee for appropriate administrative costs and actual expenses incurred in the prosecution of this matter, as provided in Rule 1:20-17.

WITNESS, the Honorable Stuart...

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