April 8, 2010
OFFICE OF DISCIPLINARY COUNSEL, PETITIONER
JAMES ROBERT MICHAEL, RESPONDENT
No. 48 DB 2008.
Attorney Registration No. 50861
AND NOW, this 8th day of April, 2010, upon consideration of the Report and Recommendations of the Disciplinary Board dated December 18, 2009, the Petition for Review and response thereto, the request for oral argument is denied and it is hereby
ORDERED that James Robert Michael is suspended from the Bar of this Commonwealth for a period of three years retroactive to March 31, 2008, and he shall comply with all the provisions of Rule 217, Pa.R.D.E.
It is further ORDERED that respondent shall pay costs to the Disciplinary Board pursuant to Rule 208(g), Pa.R.D.E. Messrs. Justice Saylor and McCaffery dissent, as they would impose the five years recommended by the Disciplinary Board.
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