In re Vaccaro, 080520 NJSC, D-122-19

Docket NºD-122-19
Party NameIn the Matter of Joseph Vaccaro, An Attorney At Law Attorney No. 001861999
Case DateAugust 05, 2020
CourtSupreme Court of New Jersey

In the Matter of Joseph Vaccaro, An Attorney At Law

Attorney No. 001861999

No. D-122-19

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 19-426 of Joseph Vaccaro of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who was admitted to the bar of this State in 1999;

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 1.1(a)(gross neglect), RPC 1.3(lack of diligence), RPC 1.4(b)(failure to communicate with client), RPC 3.2(failure to expedite litigation), RPC 3.4(c)(knowingly disobeying an obligation under the rules of a tribunal), and RPC 8.4(d)(conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice);

And the parties having agreed that respondent's conduct violated RPC 1.1(a), RPC 1.3, RPC 1.4(b), RPC 3.2, RPC 3.4(c), RPC 3.4(d), and RPC 8.4(d), and that said conduct warrants a reprimand or censure or such lesser discipline as deemed appropriate by the Disciplinary Review Board;

And the Disciplinary Review Board having determined that a censure is the appropriate discipline for respondent's unethical conduct and having granted the motion for discipline by consent in District Docket No. XIV-2018-0223E;

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 Joseph Vaccaro of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is hereby censured; 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 Rabner, Chief Justice, at Trenton, this 5th day of August, 2020.

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