In re Lindner, D-53-21

CourtUnited States State Supreme Court (New Jersey)
PartiesIn the Matter of Michael David Lindner, Jr., An Attorney At Law (Attorney No. 050741995)
Docket NumberD-53-21
Decision Date14 September 2022

In the Matter of Michael David Lindner, Jr., An Attorney At Law (Attorney No. 050741995)

No. D-53-21

Supreme Court of New Jersey

September 14, 2022


ORDER

The Disciplinary Review Board having filed with the Court its decision in DRB 21-148, concluding that Michael David Lindner, Jr., of Pitman, who was admitted to the bar of this State in 1995 and who has been suspended from practice since November 26, 2021, should be suspended from practice for a period of three months for violating RPC 1.15 (a) (negligent misappropriation of funds), RPC 1.15 (d) and Rule 1:21-6 (recordkeeping requirements), and RPC 8.1 (b) (failure to cooperate with disciplinary authorities);

And the Disciplinary Review Board having also determined that following his reinstatement to practice, Michael David Lindner, Jr., should be required to submit monthly reconciliations of his attorney accounts to the Office of Attorney Ethics on a quarterly basis for a period of two years;

And good cause appearing;

It is ORDERED that Michael David Lindner, Jr., be suspended from the practice of law for a period of three months, effective immediately, and pending his compliance with the Order of the Court filed October 27, 2021, and until the further Order of the Court; and it is further

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

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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 Michael David Lindner, Jr., shall submit monthly reconciliations of his attorney accounts to the Office of Attorney Ethics on a quarterly basis for a period of two years and until the further Order of the Court; 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...

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