In re Ziegler, D-42-21

CourtUnited States State Supreme Court (New Jersey)
PartiesIn the Matter of Joel S. Ziegler, An Attorney At Law (Attorney No. 222301966)
Docket NumberD-42-21
Decision Date15 September 2022

In the Matter of Joel S. Ziegler, An Attorney At Law (Attorney No. 222301966)

No. D-42-21

Supreme Court of New Jersey

September 15, 2022


ORDER

The Disciplinary Review Board having filed with the Court its decision in DRB 21-128, concluding on the record certified to the Board pursuant to Rule 1:20-4 (f) (default by respondent) that Joel S. Ziegler of Maplewood, who was admitted to the bar of this State in 1966, and who has been suspended from practice since July 6, 2020, should be censured for his violation of RPC 8.1 (b) (failure to cooperate with disciplinary authorities) and RPC 8.4 (d) (conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice);

And the Court having determined from its review of the matter that a reprimand is the appropriate quantum of discipline for respondent's unethical conduct;

And good cause appearing;

It is ORDERED that Joel S. Ziegler is hereby reprimanded; and it is further

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ORDERED that Joel S. Ziegler remain suspended from practice pursuant to the Order of this Court filed June 5, 2020, and that respondent comply with Rule 1:20-20 dealing with suspended attorneys; 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 7th day of September, 2022.

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