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Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Bonavita

January 27, 2009

OFFICE OF DISCIPLINARY COUNSEL, PETITIONER
v.
THOMAS JAMES BONAVITA, RESPONDENT



No. 184 DB 2007.

Per curiam.

Attorney Registration No. 34239

(Warren County)

ORDER

AND NOW, this 27th day of January, 2009, upon consideration of the Recommendation of the Three-Member Panel of the Disciplinary Board dated October 3, 2008, the Joint Petition in Support of Discipline on Consent is hereby granted pursuant to Rule 215(g), Pa.R.D.E., and it is

ORDERED that Thomas James Bonavita is suspended on consent from the Bar of this Commonwealth for a period of two years, the suspension is stayed in its entirety and he is placed on probation for a period of two years, subject to the following conditions:

1. Respondent shall abstain from using alcohol or any other mind-altering chemical;

2. Respondent shall regularly attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings on a weekly basis;

3. Respondent shall obtain a sponsor in Alcoholics Anonymous and maintain weekly contact with that sponsor;

4. Respondent shall abide by the terms and conditions of Judge Morgan's Sentencing Order dated December 14, 2007, as to Criminal Action No. 2007-106;

5. A sobriety monitor shall be appointed to monitor Respondent in accordance with Disciplinary Board Rule §89.293(c);

6. Respondent shall furnish his sobriety monitor with his Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor's name, address and telephone number;

7. Respondent shall establish his weekly attendance at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings by providing written verification to the Board on a Board-approved form;

8. Respondent shall undergo any counseling, out-patient or in-patient treatment, prescribed by a ...


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