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Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. David M. Gilliland

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA


September 8, 2011

OFFICE OF DISCIPLINARY COUNSEL, PETITIONER
v.
DAVID M. GILLILAND, RESPONDENT

(Allegheny County) No. 17 DB 2010

Per curiam.

Attorney Registration No. 83720

ORDER

AND NOW, this 8th day of September, 2011, upon consideration of the Report and Recommendations of the Disciplinary Board dated April 27, 2011, it is hereby

ORDERED that David M. Gilliland is suspended from the practice of law for a period of three years, the suspension is stayed in its entirety and he is placed on probation for a period of three years, subject to the following:

1. Respondent shall select a practice monitor subject to the approval of the Office of Disciplinary Counsel.

2. The practice monitor shall do the following during the period of respondent's probation:

a. Meet with respondent at least monthly to examine his progress towards satisfactory and timely completion of client legal matters, including regular communication with clients in returning telephone calls and responding to written correspondence;

b. Periodically review all new client files, if applicable, to ensure that written fee agreements are being provided to all new clients respondent has not regularly represented;

c. Periodically examine respondent's law office organization and procedures to ensure that he is maintaining an acceptable tickler system, filing system, and other administrative aspects of his practice;

d. File quarterly written reports on a Board-approved form with the Secretary of the Board; and

e. Immediately report to the Secretary any violations by respondent of the terms and conditions of probation.

It is further ordered that the expenses incurred in the investigation and prosecution of this matter are to be paid by respondent.

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